River Valley Blog

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1611, 2019

Like Good Cheese and Fine Wine. It All Takes Time

By | November 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Lodge, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Like Good Cheese and Fine Wine. It All Takes Time Last week we had a meeting with an architect friend of Janey’s. Up for discussion were some ideas around changes to the main Lodge [...]

811, 2019

It Has Been an Epic Week

By | November 8th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Multiday trips, Running an Adventure Business, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area, Weather|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It Has Been An Epic Week What a difference a few days can make. Early last week I was wearing long trousers, a fleece pullover and a woollen t-shirt. Temperatures – degrees Celsius - [...]

111, 2019

What is River Valley About?

By | November 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Lodge, Running an Adventure Business, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Finding the Right Words What are we all about is a question any business at some stage asks itself. River Valley is no exception. In fact, we have asked this very question about what [...]

2510, 2019

Is This Just A Load of Red Bull or Is It a Case of World Famous in Taihape?

By | October 25th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, Rafting|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Is This Just A Load of Red Bull or Is It a Case of World Famous in Taihape? A traveller went rafting with us the other day. The trip he did was on the [...]

1910, 2019

River Valley, Kiwi Experience and Relationships

By | October 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Kiwi Experience, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, social media|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

River Valley, Kiwi Experience and Relationships On Saturday night, the 12th October, Nicola, Janey, Tom and I went to the Kiwi Experience Birthday party held in Auckland. This party, which was quite a big [...]

1210, 2019

It’s Early October – What’s Happening at River Valley

By | October 12th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business, Stables|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It is time for another River Valley update. What a busy couple of weeks it has been! We have certainly gone up several gears in a short time. Here are a [...]

410, 2019

A Bunch of Questions, A Few Statements But Even Fewer Answers

By | October 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In this time of climatic change and uncertainty, I have come across a few questions and statements that for whatever reason resonated with me – whether that resonation was to acknowledge they [...]

2709, 2019

What Are the Booking Trends at River Valley for the Coming Season?

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Lodge, Multiday trips, New Zealand Tourism, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business, Stables|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

What have you to look forward to at River Valley these coming warmer months? It is that time of year when our forward bookings really start to pick up. Whether by [...]

1909, 2019

Bad Press Hide Positive Developments on Farms

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Articles, Blog, Lodge, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Bad Press Hide Positive Developments on Farms Do farmers get a bad press in New Zealand? Depending on what you read or hear, and who wrote it or said it, the answer is either [...]

1309, 2019

That Time of Year

By | September 13th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, Stables, Weather|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The wild weather of early Spring is truly here. When the sun is out, and the wind tends to the north, the days are warm. When the sun is not out, and [...]