River Valley Blog

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2906, 2020

Spring 2020. The Return of the Weekend Warrior

By | June 29th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Spring 2020. The Return of the Weekend Warrior 1988 and the rafting season was pumping. Well, pumping (busy) that is, for that time and place. Set out below is what a typical [...]

2006, 2020

Where People Work, Mistakes are Made

By | June 20th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Brian's Blog, Economic opportunity, New Zealand Tourism, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Where People Work, Mistakes are Made A recent couple of cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, following almost a month of no new cases, just goes to show how vulnerable any country is to [...]

1506, 2020

A Return to Localism? Beyond the Local Farmers Market

By | June 15th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, social change, Sustainability, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Return to Localism? Beyond the Local Farmers Market I, for one, welcome the current emphasis, due to the close of international borders, on shopping and travelling locally. I have long been interested in [...]

506, 2020

The Folly of Back to Normal

By | June 5th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Climate Change, Environment & Food, social change|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Folly of Back to Normal Turn on the TV, listen to the radio, or read somewhat anything from some mainstream commentator regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and the talk will invariably come to “getting [...]

2905, 2020

Transforming a Tourism Business Post COVID-19. What Needs to Change?

By | May 29th, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Transforming a Tourism Business Post COVID-19. What Needs to Change? River Valley, our adventure company and Lodge, has a long history. It all started way back in the early [...]

2105, 2020

What Constitutes Value

By | May 21st, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Guides and Guiding, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What Constitutes Value? Something I was concerned about when we set up the recent survey we sent out was, how do people perceive value? What concerned me was, would respondents understand that value was [...]

1405, 2020

Your Thoughts on What River Valley Provides – Survey Results

By | May 14th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Guides and Guiding, Lodge, Multiday trips, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business, Stables|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Your Thoughts on What River Valley Provides – Survey Results Firstly, I would like to thank everyone, several hundred; in fact, who contributed to the recent survey we put up. The purpose of the [...]

705, 2020

The Great Unravelling

By | May 7th, 2020|Categories: Agriculture, Articles, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, New Zealand Tourism, social change|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Great Unravelling To be fair, I am not the first to use the term, “The Great Unravelling”. However, this is the best term to describe what I see happening both in New Zealand [...]

2804, 2020

Some Ideas Around Holidaying at Home

By | April 28th, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Rafting, Stables, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Some Ideas Around Holidaying at Home Over the years there have been several media campaigns in New Zealand aiming to get New Zealanders to explore their own country before heading off on holiday overseas. [...]

2204, 2020

What Do You Value?

By | April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business, Stables|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What Do You Value? Do you feel like giving us some help? We would really appreciate it if you could. As a society, we are even now being prepared for what happens after we [...]