River Recipes No.1: Forager’s Frittata

By rvadmin1 | February 22, 2017

Miranda’s ‘Forager’s Frittata’ Head to the garden/fridge to gather a selection of the following: - Greens: Kale, spinach, chives, parsley, rosemary, rocket, edible flowers - Vegies: Tomatoes, Courgette and Onions and/or any leftover vegies available - Cheese: Feta, blue cheese and/or cheddar cheese - Egg Mix: 12 eggs and ¾ cup of cream whisked together [...]

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It’s Duckie Time!

By rvadmin1 | February 14, 2017

Years ago, river guides here at River Valley found late summer and early autumn a frustrating time of year - especially for getting out on the water on the Rangitikei River. The Rangitikei River is natural flow, meaning no dams, and river levels that respond to rain or the lack of rain. Generally in our [...]

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Biophilia – Good for the Soul

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Biophilia - Good for the Soul Biophilia (definition): human’s innate tendency to seek connections with nature (Wilson 1984). A philosophy that receives little attention, but has become recognised as an innate species trait. Biophilia is by the very word strongly attached to biology, but in recent years it seems to have become almost an art. [...]

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Institutional Knowledge, Like Great Wine, Takes A While To Mature

By rvadmin1 | February 8, 2017

The other day we had some overnight rain, with some falling in the headwaters of the Rangitikei River. The next morning we had a rafting trip, and a decision had to be made on whether the trip would proceed or be cancelled. Over the years we have adopted a number of indicators that foretell the [...]

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Food, Farms and Chickens

By rvadmin1 | February 1, 2017

Food, Farms and Chickens As I have got older, I have become increasingly concerned about food. Now, a part of that involves me probably eating too much of it, but that is not all. No, the main concern is the industrialisation of our food. This industrialisation invariably involves highly processed items on super market shelves, [...]

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An Ode to River Valley

By rvadmin1 | January 23, 2017

An Ode to River Valley The drive to River Valley is the first thing to take your breath away about the place. As you leave the local town of Taihape and drive east up into the mountains, about ten minutes into the trip you turn a corner and the view is swear-inducing. As the Otuarei [...]

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What Is A Guaranteed Departure?

By rvadmin1 | January 19, 2017

What Is A Guaranteed Departure? We know how hard it can be to organise a group of friends or family to book a multi day rafting or horse based adventure. So hard in fact, that many many people just abandon the idea. As a solution to these problems we have developed a page on our [...]

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Three Magic Days in the Headwaters

By rvadmin1 | January 3, 2017

Three Magic Days in the Headwaters The headwaters of the Rangitikei River on the central North Island of New Zealand can be a magic place. From the 16th to the 18th of December I got to experience it once again. Headwater trips always inspire me, and leave me wondering how I can soon repeat the [...]

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What is an Industry?

By rvadmin1 | December 19, 2016

What is an Industry? There is little doubt that in our industry - wait, hold on, a little aside here, don't you think the word "industry" is inappropriate when used to describe professions or callings that work with nature? Industries to my mind are mining, manufacturing, telecommunications, transport, areas of an economy that don't really [...]

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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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