River Valley Blog

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501, 2020

River Valley Happenings of 2019

By | January 5th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Lodge, New Zealand Tourism, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|0 Comments

River Valley Happenings of 2019 So much of our lives, we are constantly looking forward. Planning this, building that, New Year's resolutions, this year is going to be much better than the previous year. [...]

2912, 2019

What a Load of Bollocks, Food Police and Raw Milk

By | December 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, social change|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What a Load of Bollocks, Food Police and Raw Milk How much personal responsibility should I be allowed to decide what sorts of food I eat or drink? A few days ago, I read [...]

1412, 2019

Wellness

By | December 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Conservation, Environment & Food, Nature, Sustainability, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wellness A few days ago, I was at our local primary school (ages 5 to 13 years), Pukeokahu Primary. The reason for my visit was to watch the process whereby the school passed its [...]

512, 2019

Ethically Bankrupt Organisations

By | December 5th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Kiwi Experience, New Zealand Tourism, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Ethically Bankrupt Organisations I recently read a post on Facebook from Riverford, a large organic vegetable and fruit supplier and grower in the UK. I follow Riverford, and while being in New Zealand, I [...]

112, 2019

Who Works at River Valley?

By | December 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Guides and Guiding, Lodge, River Valley Adventure|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Who Works at River Valley? I often get asked, well almost told that most of our staff would be transitory backpackers, wouldn’t they be? The person making the query is most surprised when I [...]

2111, 2019

How Do We Grow Our Vegetables?

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Environment & Food, Lodge, Permaculture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How Do We Grow Our Vegetables? It would be fair to say that when we started to grow more of our own vegetables, both for ourselves and our guests at the Lodge, [...]

1611, 2019

Like Good Cheese and Fine Wine. It All Takes Time

By | November 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Lodge, River Valley Adventure, Running an Adventure Business|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Like Good Cheese and Fine Wine. It All Takes Time Last week we had a meeting with an architect friend of Janey’s. Up for discussion were some ideas around changes to the main Lodge [...]

811, 2019

It Has Been an Epic Week

By | November 8th, 2019|Categories: Adventure Travel, Articles, Blog, Multiday trips, Running an Adventure Business, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area, Weather|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It Has Been An Epic Week What a difference a few days can make. Early last week I was wearing long trousers, a fleece pullover and a woollen t-shirt. Temperatures – degrees Celsius - [...]

111, 2019

What is River Valley About?

By | November 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog, Lodge, Running an Adventure Business, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Finding the Right Words What are we all about is a question any business at some stage asks itself. River Valley is no exception. In fact, we have asked this very question about what [...]