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

Majestic Matauri Bay

“We’re gonna book Matauri Bay campsite for four nights, who’s coming?’’ was the WhatsApp message that kick-started the hype and planning for an epic adventure to the Far North. The troops were quickly assembled with me, Danny, Rudi, and Max signing up for the mission. We had two weeks to

Deep Dropping for Swordfish

Now is the time of year that keen Kiwi anglers get ready to do battle with one of the ocean’s most formidable predators – the broadbill swordfish. The species The broadbill swordfish (Xiphias gladius) is a highly sought-after species inhabiting waters around New Zealand. Renowned for their distinctive appearance and

Stewart Island Reset

Burnout. It’s something that nearly everyone I encounter and manage to have some sort of sub-surface conversation with seems to be battling with. Whether mental, physical, emotional, or a combination of all three, the never-ending pressure to succeed in life and give 100% to every single thing is slowly chipping

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

Underwater Pig Hunting

The giant boarfish Paristiopterus Labiosus, also known as the ‘sow fish’ or ‘duck fish’, is a species of armourhead that is iconic along the North Island weedlines, making an annual appearance in the shallows during the warmer months. These comical-looking creatures use their elongated snout to burrow into the sand,

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