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These local businesses and talented people make some truly beautiful products right here in the Midlands.   The Green Needle Where does The Green Needle and I intersect? The answer to the obvious question has determined the journey I find myself ‘meandering’ along. The Green Needle provides a range of beautiful, handmade, zero-waste products, forming part of the global zero-waste movement as they serve to replace modern-day disposable products.   It was while sitting around...

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In the beautiful Karkloof Valley, the sun rises through the frosty mist to bathe the morning in golden light. To the backdrop of the magnificent Loskop Mountain, a feed mill starts up for the day with a bustle of activity… glorious green lucerne waits to be offloaded, a hum of machinery comes from the mill and above it all, the delicious scent of freshly milled horse feed hangs in the air.   This is the...

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Nova Beauty Studio is located in the heart of Hilton and is very accessible to the N3 and the Midlands Meander. It’s in a quiet area where the sound of birds chirping echoes in the background. Nova is a one-stop shop that offers every treatment from hairdressing to lash services, self-tanning, massages, facials, nails and a whole lot of TLC. The team prides itself on offering the best service to their clients and tailor-making every...

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We’re catching up with some of our local, family-run businesses in the Midlands.   Indigo Fields Indigo Fields started out with owners Paul and his wife Jennifer and their dream of owning a farm in the Midlands. It has become so much more than that – a place which has nurtured and grown all of its people into a dedicated and passionate team, who all strive to give the best Indigo Fields experience possible, and...

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A lot of people who join CrossFit Howick have one goal in mind: to become stronger and to start looking and feeling beautiful. What they don’t realise is the fact that they came in looking beautiful and strong and we just enhance that! Confidence must be built up on the inside first, and then it will show on the outside. Eating healthy, being active, being in the company of other like-minded folk, having a positive...

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The Midlands has always been the heart of polo in South Africa, and even though the sport is now played in other parts of the country too, the families, history and tradition of the game in the Midlands are something special. We recently caught up with the South African Polo Association to find out more about the history of polo in the Midlands, where it is heading and what’s to love about this exhilarating game....

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The Midlands is renowned for its rich agricultural history, sustainable farming practices and unwavering embodiment of the South African phrase: “Local is lekker”.  At the forefront of fair market farming in the Midlands are the dynamic husband and wife duo, Andre and Kaitlynn Kaueraf. Prior to the valuable insight I gleaned from the couple, I was very much in the dark regarding the existence of so-called “REKO Rings”. Thankfully, through their passionate advocacy for small-scale...

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As I listened for the dial tone to end and the first “hello!” to be uttered, I took a moment to process who the friendly voice on the other end of the line belonged to. Celebrated as a national treasure in the realm of South African rugby, Gavin Ross is synonymous with consistency, honesty and accountability.   As a decorated retired sports coach and current educator at Michaelhouse, Gavin, or rather, “Gav”, as he prefers...