River Valley Blog

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1712, 2018

So, What Is in These Names?

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Rafting, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

So, What Is in These Names? Following last weeks blog which gave a brief history of some of the rapid names on the popular Grade 5 white water section of the Rangitikei River, I [...]

712, 2018

What’s in a Name?

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Rafting, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What's In A Name? On every river throughout the world where rafting, canoeing and kayaking takes place, rapids have been named. These names, the origins of which have sometimes been lost, often tell a [...]

3011, 2018

Does Anyone Really Care?

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Blog, Climate Change, Conservation, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, Lodge, social change|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Does Anyone Really Care? I recently read some disturbing comments made by Sudima Hotels director Les Morgan. These were published in the tourism trade newsletter, Inside Tourism. He had been asked if his company [...]

1511, 2018

A Whole Viewpoint of Combating Climate Change

By | November 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Blog, Climate Change, Conservation, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, Permaculture, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A Whole Viewpoint of Combating Climate Change Imbalance in one element effects other related elements. This would seem to be self-evident, however when we look at our response to the unfolding climate and ecological [...]

611, 2018

A River Rescue Workshop

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Guides and Guiding, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A River Rescue Workshop Going white-water rafting and not sure what safety systems are in place? Read on! You may not know it, but New Zealand has one of the most [...]

2910, 2018

Building A Community?

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Blog, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, Lodge, Permaculture, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Building a Community? That healthy communities, and recognition of the interconnectedness of communities, is critical as we go on as a human civilisation I would have thought is a given. But first, let me [...]

1810, 2018

Back On The Horse

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Horses and Horse Training, River Valley Adventure, Stables|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Back On The Horse Since the earliest days of River Valley, horse trekking experiences have been an integral part of the overall River Valley offerings, with the first treks offered in the [...]

1410, 2018

The Bigger Better Vegetable Garden

By | October 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Environment & Food, Permaculture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Bigger, Better, Vegetable Garden If you have either visited River Valley in recent years, or been following us online, you will know that a strong part of our ethic is attempting [...]

910, 2018

Customer Feedback Award for Accommodation of the Year

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Lodge, social media, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Customer Feedback Award for Accommodation of the Year This is a time of year when I really struggle to discipline myself to write. As I sit here in my office and look outside, the [...]

1309, 2018

Extreme Weather Events

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Environment & Food, Lodge, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area, Weather|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Extreme Weather Events In what increasingly appears to be the new order of things, last week (4th & 5th September 2018) the Ruahine Range on the central North Island of New Zealand was hit [...]