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Show On The Horizon

Em Banks, Jessie Abnett and Taylah Phillis at last year’s show. 2017 is gearing up to be one of the biggest shows yet! The Murrumburrah Harden Show is continuing to provide its community with a range of events. Generous sponsorship has once more enabled this anticipated local event to occur.   It has its foundation… Keep Reading

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Farewell Henry Wilson

(written and read by Paula Butt at Henrys service) A large crowd gathered to farewell and celebrate the beautiful life of Henry Ernest Wilson. Henry was born in Yass and moved to the family farm “Kurrajong”, Westbourne Road, when he was 3 years old and stayed there till his death just recently. Henry attended both… Keep Reading

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A Look Back Through History At Binalong

This week’s piece on Binalong will kick off a series we will be doing on the history of the many villages that surround the Twin Towns. Before Europeans made it to the region, the Ngunawal and Wiradjuri Aboriginal people occupied the area. They would remain undisturbed until the arrival of Hamilton Hume and his party… Keep Reading

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Wombats On the Move

Whilst not always the case, one reason why you might see a wombat out during the day, is because it is infected with mange. This is a skin condition caused by parasitic mites – and in wombats it is called sarcoptic mange. The mites that cause mange are believed to be spread by foxes, which… Keep Reading

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Gary Saved a Life

Gary Doohan was awarded a Certificate Of Merit for saving the life of an offender who suffered a seizure whilst in custody. Harden Policeman, Gary Doohan, trained at the Goulburn Police Academy. He hasn’t always been a Police Officer. He left school at 16 and became a motor mechanic for 10 years, then he worked… Keep Reading

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5 Candidates For National Party In Cootamundra By-Election

Jenny Aitchison Shadow Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault with Charlie Sheahan, at a recent forum held at the Cootamundra Country Club . The National Party will vote on a candidates for the upcoming Cootamundra by-election on August 27. 5 female candidates expressed an interest in becoming the candidate for the seat,… Keep Reading

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National Service Medal For Danielle

Local policewoman, Danielle Leseberg, has been recognized at a recent ceremony for the Cootamundra Local Area Command, held recently  atEx-serviceman’s Club. The ceremony saw Danielle recognized for her extensive service to the NSW Police Force with a National Police Service Medal, in celebration of 15 years of service. Danielle completed her training for the force… Keep Reading

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Murrumburrah High – The People’s Choice

MHS drama students have taken out the people’s choice award at the Dramatic Minds Festival held at the Young Town Hall recently. Performing a piece entitled “We are Coping” which was based on different issues regarding mental illness, it was the culmination of 5 weeks work and rehearsals. Teacher Nicole Buttris said, “We were the… Keep Reading

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Feast Of Footy At Hawks Home Ground – Brown Scores 4

McLean Oval played host to the first round of Semi Finals in the George Tooke Shield in Harden today. The scores from today: Youth League- Crookwell defeated Tuggeranong 20-6. League Tag- Crookwell She Devils defeated Boorowa Roverettes 22-20. League Tag- Harden Hawkettes defeated Boomanulla Raiderettes 22-8. North Canberra Bears defeated Binalong Brahmans 26-12. Harden Hawks… Keep Reading

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Harden Hawks – George Tooke Club Champions

Harden Hawks Rugby League Club President Jason Pollard. Harden Hawks Rugby League Club President Jason Pollard. The Harden Hawks are the most successful club in the George Tooke competition in 2017, after being crowned Club Champions this week. The Hawks have proven themselves the most consistent with all 3 grades preparing for the upcoming finals series. The… Keep Reading

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Can You Guess Who This Week’s Local Legend Is?

This man has been an integral part of your life for 30 years. Sometimes you here him come and other times he pops past before continuing on his merry way. He makes sure you get the information you need and is always on time, rain, hail or shine. He worked as a Pastry Cook and… Keep Reading

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Hawks Run Riot Over Understrength Tigers

Craig Mason, Jack Stanley, Will Quinn, Jack Hinds, Ben Davis and Mark Veness keeping warm before they headed back out for Harden. The Harden Hawks Youth League side took on the Bungendore Tigers tonight, in what ended up being a huge scoreline. Jack Hinds opened the scoring for the maroon and whites in a match… Keep Reading

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Youth League Hawks Under Lights – Friday Night 7:30pm

Youth League player, Will Stanley, pictured during the clash against Tuggeranong. The Harden Hawks Youth League side will take on the Bungendore Tigers under lights at McLean Oval tonight. The Young Hawks remain undefeated and continue to play an exciting brand of Rugby League. The round 17 match will see the end of the regular… Keep Reading

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Hilltops Election Ballot Drawn

HILLTOPS COUNCIL ELECTION SEPTEMBER 9 Old Boorowa Shire – Wendy Tuckerman, Jack Ryan, Chris Corcoran. Old Harden Shire – Tony Flanery, Peter Holding, John Horton, Wes Leseberg, Chris Manchester, Rita O’Connor, Matthew Stadtmiller. Old Young Shire – Greg Armstrong, Brian Ingram. Tricia Mack, Margaret Roles, Bruce Smith, John Walker, Joe Kinsela, Tony Wallace. After a… Keep Reading

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ICAC May Be Called In Over Hilltops Candidate

Hilltops Council Administrator Wendy Tuckerman has nominated herself for a position in the Hilltops Council election set for September 9, whilst still holding her position as Hilltops Administrator. Something which will no doubt bring the ire of the opposition Labor Party. Tuckerman will preside over her final meeting as Hilltops Administrator on Wednesday night, August… Keep Reading

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Man Airlifted From Harden

A Harden man has been airlifted to Canberra after an accident this afternoon in Murrumburrah. The Ambulance Service and Harden Fire and Rescue were called to the scene where the man had suffered an injury in a fall. He was conscious and in a stable condition when he was airlifted from McLean Oval at 4:00pm. Keep Reading

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Carrington Bistro Undergoing Refurb

Renovations will commence in the bistro at the Carrington Hotel on Monday August 7. During this time, complimentary food in the form pizzas will be available and will be served at the bar.   It is envisaged that the work will be completed by Thursday Aug 10.   The hotel apologise to their patrons for… Keep Reading

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Fishing Report – End Of July

A giant Cod caught at Burrinjuck at the end of July. Current discharge: 448 ML per day. Water level 13/07/17: 62.6 % Current inflow: 818 ML per day. Water level 21/06/17: 62.0 % Water visibility: 2 metres Forecast Weather: 80% chance of showers on Friday, slight chance of showers on Saturday. Day time temps for… Keep Reading

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Horton For Hilltops

John Horton. John Horton was elected to Harden Council at the 2012 election. John was elected Mayor in 2014 and reappointed in September 2015 John lived for 70 years mostly in the Canberra region, before retiring to Harden in 2009. He entered local Government after a long and successful career in large corporate organisations. John… Keep Reading

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$100 Million At Bendigo

Harden Bendigo Bank Branch Manager Allyson Wales is ecstatic with the announcment that the Harden Branch has now reached $100,000,000 funds under management. Allyson Wales, the Manager of the Harden branch of the Bendigo Bank, said yesterday that they are excited to have reached the goal of one hundred million dollars. She said, “We have… Keep Reading

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