River Valley Blog

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

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2006, 2019

The Elephant in the Sky

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Elephant In The Sky Tourism Industry experts love trotting out forecasts. Forecasts of visitor arrivals. Forecasts of how much they are going to spend. Forecasts of the, always positive, impacts all these people [...]

1406, 2019

Does Tourism Bring People Together?

By | June 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Economic opportunity, New Zealand Tourism, social change, Sustainability|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Does Tourism Bring People Together? It is often said that tourism has the power or maybe the possibility to bring people together. Amongst its supposed positive attributes are visitors learning about and learning to [...]

706, 2019

Food From a Micro Farm

By | June 7th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Sustainability, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Food From a Micro Farm Last weekend I attended a workshop about market gardening on a micro scale. As you may be aware, we grow as much of the fresh vegetable produce as we [...]

3105, 2019

Ours By Right

By | May 31st, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Articles, Blog, Climate Change, Communications, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Ours By Right This last summer, new signs went up by the popular swimming spot on the Rangitikei River outside River Valley Lodge. The signs are part of a nationwide initiative set up throughout [...]

2505, 2019

Farewell Indian Summer

By | May 25th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, Horses and Horse Training, New Zealand Tourism, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business, Stables|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Farewell Indian Summer The month of May is the last month of our horse trekking season. May 2019 has been a phenomenal amazing month of dry weather and warm sunny days, with [...]

2405, 2019

River Lessons – What I Have Learned From A Lifetime On The River

By | May 24th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, New Zealand Tourism, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

River Lessons – What I have Learned from a Lifetime on the River Having spent a good deal of my working life either guiding on rivers, mostly the Rangitikei, or working in some other [...]

1705, 2019

Back On The River

By | May 17th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, New Zealand Tourism, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Back on the River Being not far away from my 61st birthday, I thought my days of rafting customers on the Grade 5 section of the Rangitikei River were over. Recently, that has proved [...]

1105, 2019

There is Something Fishy in This Picture

By | May 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Conservation, Environment & Food, Fishing, Nature, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There is Something Fishy in This Picture A fisherman stands thigh deep in a crystal-clear mountain fed stream. He casts, sending his line to softly settle on the stream surface. The fly, [...]

305, 2019

Is This Lunacy? Reductionism and a Mechanical Viewpoint in Action

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Articles, Blog, Climate Change, Communications, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Is This Lunacy? Reductionism and a Mechanical Viewpoint in Action New Zealand’s ETS, or Emissions Trading Scheme, is a complicated beast. However, I just read an article about some of the potential effects of [...]

2504, 2019

Where Is The Nearest McDonalds?

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Communications, Environment & Food, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Where Is The Nearest McDonalds? Here at River Valley Lodge, it is lunchtime. Guests are coming in from morning activities, be that rafting, horse trekking, or simply having been for a walk. Others on [...]