Respect Goes Both Ways

By Brian Megaw | December 1, 2021

Respect Goes Both Ways Recently the New Zealand government came out with a new system of covid alert levels called the traffic light system. This new system will come into effect on the 3rd December 2021. There are plenty of details online about how it works in general, so I will not take up any [...]

Staying in the Current

By Brian Megaw | November 17, 2021

Staying in the Current Since I guided my first raft in 1986, the rafting "industry" has seen many changes. One of the most important of these has been the development and improvement of guide skills. Being a raft guide in New Zealand now means holding a qualification, with sections of that qualification needing to be [...]

The Reluctant Wedding Planner

By Brian Megaw | October 29, 2021

The Reluctant Wedding Planner Back in what seems to me to be the distant past, River Valley was first and foremost an adventure company. We cut our teeth in the early 1980s on the Grade 5 white water rafting section of the North Island’s Rangitikei River. This stretch of river, voted by Red Bull as [...]

After the Darkness of Winter and Lockdowns, We All Need Time in Nature

By Brian Megaw | September 17, 2021

After the darkness of winter and the frustrations of Covid induced lockdowns, it is that time of year when our thoughts inevitably move towards the warm long days of summer. For the team at River Valley, warmer days and more sunshine lead to thoughts of multi-day river trips! We cannot be the only people with [...]

Looking for Feedback – Cycling, the New Golf?

By Brian Megaw | September 10, 2021

In this post, I would like to present an idea we have and get your feedback. You can either comment on Facebook or send Brian an email – brian@rivervalley.co.nz In these changing times, with the effects of Covid likely to last for years, businesses like River Valley have some real challenges. We have to adapt, [...]

What to Expect When Travelling in New Zealand this Summer

By Brian Megaw | August 31, 2021

As I write this post, in New Zealand, we are about to enter our third week of lockdown. New Covid cases dropped in the last 24 hours, encouraging signs that this outbreak is coming under control. Will it be the last lockdown as we continue the struggle to keep the population safe? Probably not. The [...]

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