River Valley Blog

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

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1810, 2018

Back On The Horse

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Travel, Blog, Horses and Horse Training, River Valley Adventure, Stables|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Back On The Horse Since the earliest days of River Valley, horse trekking experiences have been an integral part of the overall River Valley offerings, with the first treks offered in the [...]

1410, 2018

The Bigger Better Vegetable Garden

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

The Bigger, Better, Vegetable Garden If you have either visited River Valley in recent years, or been following us online, you will know that a strong part of our ethic is attempting [...]

910, 2018

Customer Feedback Award for Accommodation of the Year

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, social change, social media, social media, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Customer Feedback Award for Accommodation of the Year This is a time of year when I really struggle to discipline myself to write. As I sit here in my office and look outside, the [...]

909, 2018

Whio Whio

By | September 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Conservation, Environment & Food, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area, Whio|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Whio Whio Picture in your mind a land, the last major habitable land mass on earth that had not been settled by human beings. These forest covered islands had been isolated for millions of [...]

3108, 2018

You “Liked” That? So What!

By | August 31st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, social change, social media, social media, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

You “Liked” that? So What! Social Media is a great platform for articulating your views. But think about this. How often do you click the “like” button for things that resonate with you. How [...]

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 [...]