Thank You, Tradies – It’s the End of an Era

Issue #1 of Rheem Offsite hit the shelves in June 2017. In its contents was the first tradie profile, the first of many fishing and hunting articles, and, of course, the very first Rheem double page feature – which quite fittingly focussed on that year’s Big 6 Challenge (a modernised

Revving Resilience

Tradespeople, I think we all know the Kiwi construction industry is tougher now than ever. All of us feel just how demanding and exhausting the daily grind can be. The never-ending battle with concrete, steel, timber, piping, and cable. The impending deadlines and life’s external stresses attempting to infiltrate our

Yamaha YDX-Moro 07: Mountain e-Bike

The backstory With the YDX-Moro 07, Yamaha has brought an electric mountain bike (e-MTB) to NZ for the very first time. Despite its novelty on our shores, the Japanese manufacturer has some serious pedigree in the power-assisted bicycle arena, this year celebrating the 30th anniversary of its e-Bike and its

Colorcote Tradie Profile: Guy Hilliard

Words and Images by Jason Harman Guy Hilliard is the inaugural subject for our new Q+A interview style – our first meat, if you will. He is a qualified electrician based in Wānaka, and is currently undergoing his cable-jointing apprenticeship with Power Solutions Ltd. First things first: why did you

A Week Of Pain

For most of us, pain is something we try to avoid. So too is discomfort. However, in recent years I’ve come across a bunch of people who thrive on pushing themselves to the absolute limit, enduring a fair bit of suffering along the way. GODZone is one of the world’s

The Sacred Ride

Once a year, the scared land of Motatapu is temporarily available to riders. Keen mountain biker Malcom Dawson headed down south this year to take advantage of this window, and was blown away by the event. After my regular riding mate did the Motatapu in Otago a couple years ago

Riding the Ghost

Competitive mountain biker James Kirkham unsurprisingly spends a lot of his free weekends exploring New Zealand’s trails. Here, he takes us through a recent trip to one of the best: the Old Ghost Road… Not far from the sleepy town of Murchison lies some of the best multiday mountain biking

Malcolm Dawson takes a break on Motu Trails Pahiki Track.

Rocky Road. Pahiki Track

I got into biking a few years ago, writes Malcom Dawson, more as a fitness thing than anything else. Friends were riding a bit and I thought, hell, let’s give it a go. I am not really the gym sort of person: I don’t like running and finding the time