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

Cold Water Therapy

We’ve all heard it, the latest and greatest way to feel on top of the world. The oldest cure-all and the newest trend to help boost the immune system, increase dopamine, lower cortisol, and set yourself up for a winning day. All your favourite podcasts are raving about it –

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

Rafts, Bulls & Backing Out

The arrival of spring every year prompts a rather bipolar move from New Zealand’s Himalayan tahr. These crazy animals move from the high, ragged peaks and bluffs of the Southern Alps to the lower tussock land and thick monkey scrub. As well as this they also merge into groups of

Tradie BBQ: Beer-Steamed Mussels

Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Ingredients: Olive oil 1 chorizo sausage, roughly chopped 1 shallot, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp butter 1 tsp smoked paprika 1.5-2kg NZ green-lipped mussels, cleaned and de-bearded 1/2 can beer (use your favourite) 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

Into the Bush

When my immediate family started throwing around the idea of flying across the ditch to visit for a reunion/holiday here in New Zealand, I saw the opportunity to tag on a five-day early Sika rut hunt with my brother and old man at the tail end of the trip. I

Be In Your Element – Join Police

Stuart’s Journey Stuart’s career in policing has seen him work in many of the smaller and larger stations in Police’s Southern District. But he was eventually drawn to the stunning landscapes of Rakiura Stewart Island, a paradise for nature lovers with dense forests, pristine beaches, and diverse birdlife and wildlife.

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