How Do We Grow the Ingredients For Those Fresh Salads?

By rvadmin1 | November 28, 2016

How Do We Grow the Ingredients For Those Fresh Salads? Yesterday was an overcast but mostly warm sort of day with only a couple of light showers. A perfect day to spend a few, very pleasant hours, working in the Lodge vegetable gardens. Most of the attention was centred around the pick and pluck salad [...]

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Getting Into The Back Country

By rvadmin1 | November 21, 2016

Getting Into The Back Country Our local rural community, Pukeokahu, is an active community, especially when it comes to holding fund raising events. These events raise funds for the local primary school, role of 10, and also for the local community hall. The events held include a one day walk, a two horse trek, and [...]

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Choosing the Right River Valley Adventure

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Choosing the Right River Valley Adventure There is a widely held popular idea that white water rafting is only for "Adventurers". These adventurers are generally profiled as being young and fit risk takers. While it is true that many of our rafting clients do fit this type of profile, many other people that experience the [...]

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The Story of Comms

By rvadmin1 | November 8, 2016

Muscle and speed. Back in the 1980s when I started guiding, emergency communications or comms consisted of muscle and speed. That meant someone either running overland, or paddling as fast down the river as possible to raise an alarm. How times have changed! However for us it is still not as easy as dragging out [...]

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On The Road to Somewhere

By rvadmin1 | October 31, 2016

The road we have chosen to take at River Valley is not the normal road that most Adventure tourism companies would take. We really got on to our road, and started gathering some momentum, when we became involved in conservation projects a number of years ago. These projects are ongoing and include predator control and [...]

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