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 [...]

Ethically Bankrupt Organisations

By Brian | December 5, 2019

Ethically Bankrupt Organisations I recently read a post on Facebook from Riverford, a large organic vegetable and fruit supplier and grower in the UK. I follow Riverford, and while being in New Zealand, I cannot buy their produce, I admire many of the initiatives they are taking, both environmentally and socially. This particular post was [...]

My Imagining Will Become Reality. Will Yours?

By Brian | September 28, 2017

Hail beats down on the roof as yet another thunder shower passes over. The temperature drops quickly from get your jacket off warmth to getting the jacket and a raincoat back on. Puddles quickly refill and the ever present mud gets new life. Horses turn their backsides into the wind, while petals from flowering cherries [...]

Rafting and Horse Treks are not the only things we’re good at.

By rvadmin1 | August 30, 2017

Great Food, Great Wine, Great Coffee in a Great Location. If your ask around town about River Valley lodge usually the answer is that's where you go for rafting. What most people don' t know is you can come visit us just for some great food and wines. We try and grow most of our [...]

Life on the road to River Valley Lodge. How did that happen?

By rvadmin1 | August 18, 2017

Life on the road to River Valley Lodge How did that happen?   If you asked me whether I thought I’d end up here, at River Valley, 18 years ago, I'd honestly have said no, but after thinking about it, my journey here began in the 70’s when on one of my first international tours. [...]

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