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519,5kg pumpkin smashes SA record at Heidelberg’s Giant Pumpkin Festival

519,5kg pumpkin smashes SA record at Heidelberg’s Giant Pumpkin Festival

(26 March 2017) Corné van Greunen from Riversdale in the Western Cape set a new South African record at the 7th annual Giant Pumpkin Festival in Heidelberg this weekend with a pumpkin weighing in at a staggering 519,5kg. The previous South African record of 506kg was held by Shirley Olivier, a female farmer from the […]

New SA record on the cards for Heidelberg’s Giant Pumpkin Festival

(16 March 2017) There is a good chance that a new South African giant pumpkin record will be set at the 7th annual Giant Pumpkin Festival taking place in the small Western Cape town of Heidelberg on 24 and 25 March 2017. “At least two of the sixty-five competition entrants have produced pumpkins which are […]

Paddavlei Kunsgoete

Paddavlei Kunsgoete

Hessequa Nuus se korrespondent het aan Marilise Mentz Lombard gevra oor haar liefde vir Riversdal asook die tema’s wat gekies word vir die nagmarkte. Louise vertel: “Riversdal!!! Valley of the sleeping Beauty. Kwaliteitslewe. Quality of life. Ons probeer Riversdal te bemark! En om toeriste en mense van buite hier te kry! Paddavlei het begin met […]

Shoprite Checkers supports Heidelberg’s 7th Pumpkin Festival

Shoprite Checkers supports Heidelberg’s 7th Pumpkin Festival

(15 February 2017) The 7th annual Giant Pumpkin Festival takes place in Heidelberg on 24 & 25 March 2017 and Shoprite Checkers has again supplied the sixty-five entrants with special hand-selected pumpkin seeds imported from Canada. Specially bred for size, Dill’s Atlantic Giant is the grand-daddy of giant pumpkins. Non-treated or genetically modified in any […]

Gondwana introduces conservation activities for guests

Gondwana introduces conservation activities for guests

Gondwana Game Reserve in the Western Cape has introduced two new conservation activities for guests – the cheetah experience and rhino tracking. During the cheetah experience – offered on Mondays and Fridays – guests go to see the cheetah in her boma and learn about what is being done to rehabilitate her. Rhino tracking is […]

Stilbaai veldbrande geblus

Stilbaai veldbrande geblus

Bevestiging is laat gistermiddag, Sondag 22 Januarie, ontvang dat die veldbrand tussen Stilbaai en Riversdal geblus is. ‘n Paar opvlammings het in die Blombos-gebied oor die naweek voorgekom weens sterk winde en warm weer, maar lugbystand en grondspanne was deurentyd op die toneel. Die grondspan is steeds op die vuurlyn om opvlammings te moniteer, asook […]

New medical manager for Hessequa health services

New medical manager for Hessequa health services

Doctor Gideon van Tonder has been at the helm as medical manager for public health services in the Hessequa sub-district since the beginning of January. Van Tonder, who started his career in Kimberley after studying medicine at the Stellenbosch University, said the Western Cape has always been his preference. He exchanged his private practice in […]

Munisipaliteit uitnodiging ivm begroting

Munisipaliteit uitnodiging ivm begroting

Hiermee ‘n uitnodiging soos ontvang vanaf Hessequa Munisipaliteit. Geliewe van die geleentheid gebruik te maak ten einde u insette en kommentare te lewer. UITNODIGING VIR BYWONING VAN WERKSWINKEL : HERSIEN EN OPDATEER VAN BEGROTING VERWANTE BELEIDE EN VERORDENINGE VIR DIE BOEKJAAR 2017/2018 U word hierby uitgenooi na die werkswinkel van die ondergemelde begroting verwante beleide […]