River Valley Blog

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

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1909, 2020

And What War Would You Like Today, Sir?

By | September 19th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Brian's Blog, Environment & Food|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

And What War Would You Like Today, Sir? By the end of World War 2, the most destructive war in history, the United Kingdom was spending over 50% of GDP on the [...]

1209, 2020

How Can One Billion Trees Be a Problem?

By | September 12th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Brian's Blog, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

How Can One Billion Trees Be a Problem? As part of New Zealand's answer to meeting our climate change obligations is the crazy policy of one billion trees. What this policy [...]

309, 2020

Blue Duck Warriors

By | September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Conservation, Environment & Food, Lodge, Nature, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area, Weather, Whio|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Blue Duck Warriors I have always found it refreshing to spend time with passionate, hard-working people who have come together for a common goal. Hard-working people coming together in pursuit of [...]

2108, 2020

Early Spring Musings

By | August 21st, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Lodge, Nature, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, Weather|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Early Spring Musings While not officially Spring yet, today, Spring is here. Early daffodils are adding a splash of colour to the green of pastures. The grass is growing, but surprisingly [...]

1508, 2020

Find Me a River, The Ultimate Family Holiday

By | August 15th, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Climate Change, Dories, Multiday trips, Rafting, River Valley Adventure|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Find Me a River, The Ultimate Family Holiday This summer, picture you and the family on a river. Multi-day river trips have long been a favourite family vacation at many destinations [...]

708, 2020

The Ancient Art of Tree Crops

By | August 7th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Brian's Blog, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Ancient Art of Tree Crops Every winter, we plant trees. These days not hundreds of plants, we have run out of space, but rather specific trees for specific purposes. In [...]

1407, 2020

8 Billion Humans are Totally Reliant on Healthy Ecosystems

By | July 14th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Brian's Blog, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

8 Billion Humans are Totally Reliant on Healthy Ecosystems I came across this concept the other day, can’t remember where, but it immediately made an impression on me. It goes like [...]

607, 2020

More Than Navel Gazing

By | July 6th, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

More than Navel Gazing 80% - 90% of our customers at River Valley, before Covid-19 were from overseas. That is a significant statistic when you are planning on how to survive with the current [...]

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 [...]