River Valley Blog

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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 [...]

1901, 2020

Imminent Doom

By | January 19th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Climate Change, Conservation, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, Sustainability|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Living in Interesting Times We live in interesting times, of that there can be no doubt. How many other generations also believed they lived in interesting times? Most no doubt. However, the enormity of [...]

1201, 2020

Economic Multipliers – The Economic Effects of Tourism in Rural Areas

By | January 12th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Economic opportunity, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Economic Multipliers – The Economic Effects of Tourism in Rural Areas I have to be honest and say that sometimes I do quite like “geeky” stuff. You know, things like the latest research into [...]

501, 2020

River Valley Happenings of 2019

By | January 5th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|0 Comments

River Valley Happenings of 2019 So much of our lives, we are constantly looking forward. Planning this, building that, New Year's resolutions, this year is going to be much better than the previous year. [...]

2912, 2019

What a Load of Bollocks, Food Police and Raw Milk

By | December 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, social change|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What a Load of Bollocks, Food Police and Raw Milk How much personal responsibility should I be allowed to decide what sorts of food I eat or drink? A few days ago, I read [...]

1412, 2019

Wellness

By | December 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature, Sustainability, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wellness A few days ago, I was at our local primary school (ages 5 to 13 years), Pukeokahu Primary. The reason for my visit was to watch the process whereby the school passed its [...]