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, [...]

Coming Clean for Audits

By Brian Megaw | November 16, 2020

I have to come clean right at the beginning here and say I do not look forward to audits. With this in mind, I have to admit that while still requiring a great deal of preparatory work, the audits we have had of late were substantially more positive affairs than what I would have expected [...]

Find Me a River, The Ultimate Family Holiday

By Brian | August 15, 2020

Find Me a River, The Ultimate Family Holiday This summer, picture you and the family on a river. Multi-day river trips have long been a favourite family vacation at many destinations overseas. These types of trips vary from just a couple of nights out, to epic adventures that can last 20 days or more, such [...]

More Than Navel Gazing

By Brian | July 6, 2020

More than Navel Gazing 80% - 90% of our customers at River Valley, before Covid-19 were from overseas. That is a significant statistic when you are planning on how to survive with the current closure of borders. Added to this is the question of no one knowing when they are likely to reopen. In answer [...]

Transforming a Tourism Business Post COVID-19. What Needs to Change?

By Brian | May 29, 2020

Transforming a Tourism Business Post COVID-19. What Needs to Change? River Valley, our adventure company and Lodge, has a long history. It all started way back in the early 1980s at the back of the family farm. The farm boundaries the Rangitikei River, 32kms east of the central North Island town of Taihape. One particularly [...]

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