River Valley Blog

Articles on White Water Rafting, Horse Trekking, Adventure Travel, The Environment and More...

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304, 2020

Giving It a Go. Steps to Taking Back Your Own Food Supply

By | April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Environment & Food, Lodge, Permaculture, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Giving It a Go. Steps to Taking Back Your Own Food Supply Ever since I was in my late teen years, I have been interested in resiliency, self-sufficiency and all that sort of “stuff”. [...]

2903, 2020

Will Everything Return to Normal, Post Covid-19?

By | March 29th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Environment & Food, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Will Everything Return to Normal, Post Covid-19? As I write this, New Zealand is entering its 4th day of a nationwide lockdown. This lockdown is part of the effort to control the spread of [...]

1503, 2020

River Valley and Covid-19

By | March 15th, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Environment & Food, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

River Valley and Covid-19 Whatever I write in this post I know will be out of date quickly, possible even before we manage to get it on our website or social media. In saying [...]

603, 2020

How Do You Plan for the New Norm?

By | March 6th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conservation, Environment & Food, Weather|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How Do You Plan for the New Norm? I went for a swim in the river – without a wetsuit, drysuit or any other protective or warm clothing, in fact only in my board [...]

2902, 2020

The Swamp

By | February 29th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Swamp The hours, days, and even weeks we spent in the “swamp” as children. The “swamp” was an area of wetland down the hill, behind the house my brother and three sisters grew [...]

2202, 2020

The River Valley Ride

By | February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, Horses and Horse Training, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business, Stables|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Doubting Thomas Eats Humble Pie After several years of planning, more than a few doubts – as much from husbands (such as me) as anybody else, the first River Valley 8 Day Ride concluded [...]

1602, 2020

Will Honesty and Integrity Always Prevail?

By | February 16th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Will Honesty and Integrity Always Prevail? I have been in business for what sometimes feels a very long time. Under our own account at River Valley for 29 years, plus a few years earlier [...]

802, 2020

Logis Hotels – an Alternative Future for the Classic New Zealand Country Pub

By | February 8th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Economic opportunity, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Logis Hotels – an alternative future for the classic New Zealand country pub Recently we were visited by a small group of people in their vintage cars, including a very old Rolls Royce. It [...]

3001, 2020

An Unexpected Bonus

By | January 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Duckies, Environment & Food, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

An Unexpected Bonus Many farms in our district also incorporate areas of production forests, mostly smaller blocks of Radiate Pine trees. When these trees are harvested, generally at around to 25 to 30 years [...]

2601, 2020

An Early Season for the Duckie

By | January 26th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Duckies, Guides and Guiding, Rafting, River Valley Adventure|Tags: , , |0 Comments

An Early Season for the Duckie A good seasonal indication for the amount of rain we have had here at River Valley, and more importantly, how much there has been in the headwaters of [...]