River Valley Blog

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608, 2018

Spring on the Ngaruroro River

By | August 6th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Multiday trips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Spring On The Ngaruroro River One of my favourite Spring rafting trips is a two-day sojourn on the Ngaruroro River (nah-roo-raw-raw) in sunny Hawkes Bay. This smallish river is born in the Kaweka and [...]

1807, 2018

Terrôir and Localism. What’s in it for You?

By | July 18th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, Running an Adventure Business, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

So, what is the terrôir of your adventure? Does it matter? What about the locals. Who are they? Do they matter? Terrôir is a French term that loosely relates to a “sense of place” [...]

1107, 2018

Time to Savour And Memories To Be Treasured

By | July 11th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Dories, Environment & Food, Multiday trips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Big Days! In fact, Big Big Days! I have always felt that multi-day river trips are to be enjoyed, to be savoured, to be at least as much as possible, unhurried. They are meant [...]

307, 2018

Why Do I Feel Like This?

By | July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Environment & Food|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Nature Is So Good For The Brain When we go out into nature, Williams says, “our brains shift in a way that’s really good for our mood and health.” Normally it takes several days [...]

2606, 2018

The Dictionary and The Eclipse of Nature

By | June 26th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Environment & Food|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Dictionary and the Eclipse of Nature Did you know that the 2007 Oxford Children’s Dictionary, aimed at seven-year olds, dropped words such as ‘almond’, ‘blackberry’ and ‘crocus’ and replaced them with ‘analogue’, ‘block [...]

2206, 2018

A Typical Portrait of a Family Business?

By | June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Environment & Food|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A Typical Portrait of a Family Business? A cornerstone of tourism in New Zealand has always been the small, most often family owned, business. While the industry shows signs of some consolidation, with corporate [...]

1406, 2018

Complicated vs. Complex

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

Complicated vs. Complex. What's the Difference and Why is it Important? In New Zealand rural areas, production of various commodities invariably dominates the landscape. This could be dairy operations on the Canterbury plains, the Waikato [...]

2805, 2018

Economic Opportunity In A Rural Area. Having “Skin In The Game”

By | May 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, social change|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Sometimes I feel as if I write about certain subjects in blog posts as much to clarify some thoughts in my own head as anything else. This is one such, Economic Opportunity in a rural area. [...]