The Ngaruroro, the forgotten river, rivers of Hawkes Bay

By rvadmin1 | March 5, 2015

Why Would You Forget This River? Rather than the level of notoriety of its better known cousins, this is a river that sits quietly in the background, just like a beautiful woman who sits in the shadows at the back of the room, waiting for those who make the extra effort to meet her. Author, [...]

Categries: Articles Rafting

Outstanding Rivers of New Zealand

By rvadmin1 | February 28, 2015

What Do You Know About New Zealand's Outstanding Rivers? I have never encountered wind like it on a river trip. Luckily it was blowing either downstream, or across river. I struggled to keep my fully loaded gear raft going where I wanted it to. When the raft got sideways to the gale, the strength of [...]

Categries: Articles Rafting

What difference does water flow make to a rafting experience

By rvadmin1 | February 17, 2015

What is the Difference Between A High Water and A Low Water Rafting Experience? Ants and crew running the bottom drop in Foamy Rapid at high flows A question we are often asked is, how does a rafting trip at high water differ from one at low water? To answer this I thought a few [...]

Survey results multi day adventure tours

By rvadmin1 | February 16, 2015

What Was The Deal With The "C" Word Survey? The "C" word drags up all sorts of connotations - a quiet snigger here or a look of - "What, you are not going to talk about that word in a River Valley Newsletter are you?" Well we are going to go ahead and do it. [...]

Writing an about us page for river valley

By rvadmin1 | January 17, 2015

Why is "About Us" actually "About You"? I recently read an article about companies “About Us” pages on their websites. The thrust of the article was that so many were boring pages that not only told little of any real “substance” about themselves, but also how little of what they did tell was of any [...]

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