River Valley Blog

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2004, 2019

Taken From The Wild

By | April 20th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Horses and Horse Training, Stables|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Taken From The Wild The beauty of Autumn has arrived. Once again, I find myself in a quandary. To take or not to take. To save or to leave to the hands of fate. [...]

804, 2019

It’s a Wrap. The End of the Multi Day River Trip Season

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Dories, Multiday trips, Rafting, River Valley Adventure|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It’s a Wrap. The End of the Multi Day River Trip Season. Today the 7th of April, the guests on our last multi day river trip of the season will be picked up and [...]

604, 2019

What Is Reductionism? Why Is It a Form Of Thinking That Is So Pervasive And Why Does It Give The Wrong Answers?

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Communications, social change|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What Is Reductionism? Why Is It a Form Of Thinking That Is So Pervasive And Why Does It Give The Wrong Answers? A term I often see is “reductionism”. This term while increasingly common [...]

3103, 2019

Buffalo and The Benefits of Diversity

By | March 31st, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Buffalo and The Benefits of Diversity Meet Buffalo Buffalo is a new, and somewhat unplanned, arrival at River Valley. While we knew and planned that there would be a couple like Buffalo [...]

1003, 2019

Memories of Starlings and Streams. Why Are They Important?

By | March 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment & Food, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Memories of Starlings and Streams. Why Are They Important? One of the most vivid memories I have from my childhood was each evening watching the waves of Starlings coming home to roost. Their roost [...]

403, 2019

Why Sustainable Isn’t

By | March 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Conservation, Environment & Food, New Zealand Tourism, social change, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Why Sustainable Isn't Sustainable this. Sustainable that. What are your policies on being sustainable? How is your business addressing sustainability issues? Have you signed up to the Tourism Sustainability Commitment? (Which we have because [...]

2502, 2019

Doers or Viewers?

By | February 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Communications, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change, social media|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Doers or Viewers? We had a very negative, but short, Trip Advisor review the other day. The issue appeared to be that we would not give out our business Wi-Fi password to a guest [...]

2002, 2019

Why Are The Rules Like This?

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Why Are The Rules Like This? A few days ago, one of our senior river guides gave us a heads up that he had been offered a more “normal” job, a change of career, [...]

702, 2019

Will 2019 See a Return of the Duckie?

By | February 7th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Duckies, Guides and Guiding, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Will 2019 See a Return of the Duckie? It was once a regular occurrence, Duckie season. Not for the last couple of years though. Changing weather patterns with wetter summers had almost appeared to [...]