Tradie

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

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

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

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

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