What River Trips Are Best For A Family? It All “Depends”

By Brian Megaw | December 10, 2017

 What River Trips Are Best For A Family? It All "Depends" As the hot days of summer start to roll in, in New Zealand, our thoughts invariably turn to having fun on and in the water. This may involve riding waves into a sandy beach, or the feel of fresh clean water as you languidly [...]

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Life Returns

By Brian Megaw | December 3, 2017

Life Returns The neighbours look over the fence with bemusement and shake their heads. They wonder what on earth we are doing, and why shouldn't they wonder. The grass is long in our paddocks, in some places almost going to seed, while the horse herd tramples as much grass in each electric fenced daily break [...]

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It Is No Simple Business Naming a Dory

By Brian Megaw | November 27, 2017

It Is No Simple Business Naming a Dory In November 2015, boat builders Brad Dimock and Andy Hutchinson built our two beautiful, wooden, Briggs style river dories. For the first 12 months of their existence, these two dories were essentially nameless (though they did have working names, Zsa Zsa and Eva after the Gabor sisters). [...]

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The Story of Dories in New Zealand

By Brian Megaw | November 14, 2017

The Story of Dories in New Zealand   A few years ago I was invited on a trip on the Whanganui River - The Whanganui Journey. This trip is classified as one of New Zealand's Great Walks, even though it is a 3 - 6 day canoe trip. The river trip itself is beautiful. The [...]

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What Makes The Grade 5 Section of the Rangitikei River Such A Great Rafting Trip?

By Brian Megaw | October 30, 2017

What Makes The Grade 5 Section of the Rangitikei River Such A Great Rafting Trip? The Grade 5 section of the Rangitikei River on the central North Island is often called New Zealand's best half day white water rafting trip. Why? Lets have a look at the main features: The section is 11km in length [...]

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