River Valley Blog

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1608, 2019

When Did I Become a Consumer?

By | August 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When Did I Become a Consumer? I am like almost everybody else in the western world, and probably also in many developing nations. Every day I come in contact with thousands of [...]

808, 2019

The County Roadman

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The County Roadman The 1970s in rural New Zealand marked the final passing of an era. The era that passed was the end of the long tradition of the County Roadman. Who [...]

108, 2019

Scary, or is the Scent of a Multi-Day trip in the Air?

By | August 1st, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Lodge, Multiday trips, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, Weather|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Scary, or is the Scent of a Multi-Day trip in the Air? We are just seeing the last of the sunshine of what has been ten incredible days of July weather. A [...]

2507, 2019

Somewhere Far Away – a beguiling place where everything is available all the time

By | July 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Lodge, Permaculture, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Somewhere Far Away – a beguiling place where everything is available all the time Have you ever heard of this place? That “Somewhere Far Away” place. You know, the place where [...]

1807, 2019

Thoughts from Visiting Portugal

By | July 18th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Environment & Food|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Thoughts from Visiting Portugal Recently I was fortunate enough to visit Portugal. Nicola was taking part in an 8-day horse trek, and I was along for the duration and as part of [...]

1407, 2019

Winter, and the Flow of Months at River Valley

By | July 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, Weather|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Winter, and the Flow of Months at River Valley April is the month towards the end of our busy season, where we first really notice the flow of customers slowing down. Going into May, [...]

507, 2019

Connection Is Real

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Connection is Real Chickens, Horses, Cows, Guinea fowl, Sheep, vegetable gardens and finally people. Does that make River Valley a farm as well a tourist operator? Many would say, especially in our part of [...]

2706, 2019

A River Dance

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, Rafting|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A River Dance Come to the end of autumn all our summer seasonal guides have left for other, normally warmer climes. This departure means the rafting guide crew is predominately family and local guides. [...]

2006, 2019

The Elephant in the Sky

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Elephant In The Sky Tourism Industry experts love trotting out forecasts. Forecasts of visitor arrivals. Forecasts of how much they are going to spend. Forecasts of the, always positive, impacts all these people [...]

1406, 2019

Does Tourism Bring People Together?

By | June 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Economic opportunity, New Zealand Tourism, social change, Sustainability|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Does Tourism Bring People Together? It is often said that tourism has the power or maybe the possibility to bring people together. Amongst its supposed positive attributes are visitors learning about and learning to [...]