It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild member Dave Moore.
Dave died suddenly this morning while with colleagues on a vehicle launch in Central Otago.
Christchurch based, Dave had a long and respected media career. Creative director for the Christchurch Press for over a decade, he moved into automotive journalism at the paper, eventually becoming group motoring editor for Fairfax Media. He also contributed to various magazines and received multiple awards for his writing, including a Qantas Media Award.
A former Guild president, Dave was a member of several Car of the Year judging panels, and was one of two New Zealand-based judges on the Global Car of the Century panel. He was a regular speaker at industry and car club events.
His most recent work has been with Radio Live, both on the air and on-line.
The Guild offers its sincere condolences to Dave’s wife Patricia, children Sam and Billie, and their families.
“Dave was a constant figure in my motoring career for the last fourteen years, he was a passionate advocate for small cars, and a great dinner raconteur, his quick wit and good humour was well known and appreciated by both journalists and vehicle distributors” – Robert Barry, NZMWG president.