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Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants I don't know about you, but I have found various people throughout my life to be inspirational. This inspiration has lead me to investigate and research all sorts of unexpected turns and paths, most of which were interesting, but not applicable to my current situation at the time. [...]

By | 2018-01-28T21:04:10+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Are We Silent About The Things That Matter?

Are We Silent About The Things That Matter? 100% Pure, one of the most successful tourism marketing campaigns ever. Yes, the New Zealand tourism industry has basked in the glow of this campaign and reaped the benefits. But a question we must ask ourselves, how much are we doing, that is, what the tourism [...]

By | 2018-01-22T21:59:01+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The River Valley Path to Being Regenerative

The River Valley Path to Being Regenerative The Influence of Waves It is impossible to talk about being a regenerative company, especially one that operates in a rural area, without acknowledging the impact of agriculture, and the effect that has on the land, and communities. Agricultural development underwent a number of waves (depending on [...]

By | 2018-01-17T21:12:19+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

What Does A Healthy Rural Landscape Look Like?

What Does A Healthy Rural Landscape Look Like? My last blog ended with the question, "Are we just being romantics?" Is our desire to have our grandchildren inherit a healthy biodiverse landscape, and be a part of a diverse, fun, creative rural community just a romantic dream? The Second Law of Thermodynamics The second [...]

By | 2018-01-07T22:46:20+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Can We Actually Make Change?

Can We Actually Make Change? At River Valley we like to talk about being regenerative, but is  River Valley really a catalyst for regeneration in our rural community? (Dictionary meaning of "Catalyst" - A person or thing that precipitates an event. "Regeneration" - The action or process of regenerating or being regenerated. "Regenerate" - [...]

By | 2018-01-02T21:24:49+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments