River Valley Blog

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2002, 2019

Why Are The Rules Like This?

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Why Are The Rules Like This? A few days ago, one of our senior river guides gave us a heads up that he had been offered a more “normal” job, a change of career, [...]

702, 2019

Will 2019 See a Return of the Duckie?

By | February 7th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Duckies, Guides and Guiding, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Will 2019 See a Return of the Duckie? It was once a regular occurrence, Duckie season. Not for the last couple of years though. Changing weather patterns with wetter summers had almost appeared to [...]

3001, 2019

The River Valley Extended Family

By | January 30th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The River Valley Extended Family Ripples Have you ever thrown a small stone into a pond of clear water and watched the ripples spread outwards? Just a small stone can send those ripples out [...]

2201, 2019

With The Grand Daughters On The Whanganui River

By | January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Dories, Environment & Food, Multiday trips, River Valley Adventure|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

With the Grand Daughters on the Whanganui River I tossed and turned that night after making the offer. An offer which was immediately accepted I might add. What was that offer? [...]

1401, 2019

What’s In A ‘Job’?

By | January 14th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

What’s in a “Job”? Last Sunday I guided a relaxing day rafting trip on the section of the Rangitikei River we call “The Awesome Scenic Adventure”. The sun was shining, the water warm, the [...]

1001, 2019

Topsoil By Another Name?

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Conservation, Environment & Food, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area, Weather|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Topsoil by Another Name? Christmas Eve night was wet here in Pukeokahu, east of Taihape on the central North Island of New Zealand. The rain was part of a weather pattern that had hung [...]

301, 2019

The Role of Corporates in the Tourism Industry

By | January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, New Zealand Tourism, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Role of Corporates in the Tourism Industry What is the role of big (by New Zealand standards) corporate companies in the New Zealand Tourism scene? I think this subject needs some thinking about [...]

3012, 2018

Speaking from The Heart?

By | December 30th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Conservation, Environment & Food, Permaculture, Running an Adventure Business, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Speaking from The Heart? Why is there an issue for anyone around speaking out about what is ethical and fair for people and the planet? Why by speaking out do you pick up a [...]

2112, 2018

Thoughts on Using Holistic Grazing Management with a Horse Trekking Herd

By | December 21st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Horses and Horse Training, Permaculture, Stables, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Thoughts on Using Holistic Grazing Management with a Horse Trekking Herd As I write this it is the 18th December here at Pukeokahu on the central plateau hill country of the North Island of [...]

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 [...]