River Valley Blog

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1210, 2019

It’s Early October – What’s Happening at River Valley

By | October 12th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business, Stables|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It is time for another River Valley update. What a busy couple of weeks it has been! We have certainly gone up several gears in a short time. Here are a [...]

410, 2019

A Bunch of Questions, A Few Statements But Even Fewer Answers

By | October 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In this time of climatic change and uncertainty, I have come across a few questions and statements that for whatever reason resonated with me – whether that resonation was to acknowledge they [...]

2709, 2019

What Are the Booking Trends at River Valley for the Coming Season?

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Lodge, Multiday trips, New Zealand Tourism, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business, Stables|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

What have you to look forward to at River Valley these coming warmer months? It is that time of year when our forward bookings really start to pick up. Whether by [...]

1909, 2019

Bad Press Hide Positive Developments on Farms

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Articles, Blog, Lodge, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Bad Press Hide Positive Developments on Farms Do farmers get a bad press in New Zealand? Depending on what you read or hear, and who wrote it or said it, the answer is either [...]

1309, 2019

That Time of Year

By | September 13th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, Stables, Weather|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The wild weather of early Spring is truly here. When the sun is out, and the wind tends to the north, the days are warm. When the sun is not out, and [...]

509, 2019

The Family and New Blood in the Business of River Valley

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What was in many ways a fairly momentous change for the future of River Valley recently occurred at the local Taihape Solicitors office. This change felt a long time coming. It had [...]

109, 2019

The “Joy” of Camping

By | September 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Lodge, Permaculture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

For many people, hearing the simple statement, “I’m going camping”, can elicit a look of discomfort at best and horror at worst. Why is this the case? Why do so many adults [...]

1608, 2019

Almost Seed Sowing Time

By | August 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Lodge, Permaculture|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Almost Seed Sowing Time Why is it that when you are young, you think you can change the world? When I first came to Pukeokahu, Taihape, I was certainly full of thoughts [...]

1608, 2019

When Did I Become a Consumer?

By | August 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When Did I Become a Consumer? I am like almost everybody else in the western world, and probably also in many developing nations. Every day I come in contact with thousands of [...]

808, 2019

The County Roadman

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The County Roadman The 1970s in rural New Zealand marked the final passing of an era. The era that passed was the end of the long tradition of the County Roadman. Who [...]