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2804, 2020

Some Ideas Around Holidaying at Home

By | April 28th, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Rafting, Stables, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Some Ideas Around Holidaying at Home Over the years there have been several media campaigns in New Zealand aiming to get New Zealanders to explore their own country before heading off on holiday overseas. [...]

2204, 2020

What Do You Value?

By | April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Rafting, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business, Stables|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What Do You Value? Do you feel like giving us some help? We would really appreciate it if you could. As a society, we are even now being prepared for what happens after we [...]

1504, 2020

New Zealand Tourism – A New Path Required

By | April 15th, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

New Zealand Tourism – A New Path Required What will the New Zealand Tourism Industry look like come Spring 2020? Following the COVID-19 epidemic that is presently shutting down country after country, there has [...]

904, 2020

It Never Comes Back – Ever!

By | April 9th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Economic opportunity, Environment & Food, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It Never Comes Back – Ever! I thought I would share a few thoughts about what can be, in some circumstances, the realities of compromise, especially as it pertains to the impact of our [...]

304, 2020

Giving It a Go. Steps to Taking Back Your Own Food Supply

By | April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Environment & Food, Lodge, Permaculture, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Giving It a Go. Steps to Taking Back Your Own Food Supply Ever since I was in my late teen years, I have been interested in resiliency, self-sufficiency and all that sort of “stuff”. [...]

2903, 2020

Will Everything Return to Normal, Post Covid-19?

By | March 29th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Environment & Food, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Will Everything Return to Normal, Post Covid-19? As I write this, New Zealand is entering its 4th day of a nationwide lockdown. This lockdown is part of the effort to control the spread of [...]

1503, 2020

River Valley and Covid-19

By | March 15th, 2020|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Environment & Food, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business, social change|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

River Valley and Covid-19 Whatever I write in this post I know will be out of date quickly, possible even before we manage to get it on our website or social media. In saying [...]

603, 2020

How Do You Plan for the New Norm?

By | March 6th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conservation, Environment & Food, Weather|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How Do You Plan for the New Norm? I went for a swim in the river – without a wetsuit, drysuit or any other protective or warm clothing, in fact only in my board [...]

2902, 2020

The Swamp

By | February 29th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Swamp The hours, days, and even weeks we spent in the “swamp” as children. The “swamp” was an area of wetland down the hill, behind the house my brother and three sisters grew [...]

2202, 2020

The River Valley Ride

By | February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, Horses and Horse Training, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business, Stables|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Doubting Thomas Eats Humble Pie After several years of planning, more than a few doubts – as much from husbands (such as me) as anybody else, the first River Valley 8 Day Ride concluded [...]