So, What Is in These Names?

By Brian | December 17, 2018

So, What Is in These Names? Following last weeks blog which gave a brief history of some of the rapid names on the popular Grade 5 white water section of the Rangitikei River, I have had some feedback about my understanding of the history of those names, and some clarification on who and why the [...]

A Hint Of Chili With That Jam

By Brian | April 23, 2018

  A change of subject matter for the River Valley Blog this week. Many of you will be aware that we grow a great deal of the produce that we cook and serve to guests in our own organic vegetable gardens. This allows our chefs to create some real tasty dishes. This week Miranda is […]

We’re A Mixed Lot

By Brian | April 16, 2018

I would imagine the common public perception of people working at an Adventure Lodge is one of mostly young people, fit, tanned, cycling to work each morning on their mountain bikes, off kayaking at every opportunity, with everyday conversation filled with “in” terms. In fact a bunch of lentil eating, craft beer drinking, dreadlocked adventure […]

Saying Goodbye to our Summer Family

By rvadmin1 | March 29, 2017

This week is a particularly sad one for us. As the quieter seasons approach we wave off about half of our summer staff over the next couple of days. River Valley seems to attract all sorts; a handful of the seasonal staff from around New Zealand and the rest from all around the world. Many [...]

Baby Boomers increasingly finding outdoor adventure

By rvadmin1 | June 17, 2016

Surfs Up For The Beach Boy Generation I was there, late 1977, or was it 1978? The Beach Boys in concert at Western Springs in Auckland, New Zealand. Brian Wilson, the truly gifted member of the band was there in spirit only as he idly tapped at the piano. He was going through his mental [...]

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