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Half A Length In Picnic Championship Final

Monty Waters, Toby Lake, Donna and Scott Spackman with Emily Waters and Bridget Waters. The old fella has done it again. Not win, but come second as he often does. The Scott Spackman trained Black Fusion has come home in second place in the 2017 Picnic Cup Championship Final at Dubbo on Sunday, by just… Keep Reading

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Telstra Outage Sends Us back To The Stone Age

Technology – internet, mobile phones – is great when it does what it’s supposed to do. In 2017, when that technology is suddenly taken away from us, we realise how dependent we are on it. We realise how dangerous it is that we can be left floundering and wondering how we are to cope without… Keep Reading

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Funeral Notice Luke Dowell

The communities of Harden and Gundagai are in mourning after Gundagai man Luke Dowell passed away in a tragic car accident on the Wantabadgery road last Tuesday night. Luke Dowell was a terrific horseman, farrier and partner to Kerrie Stewart and father to twins Stella and Angus. He was a promising footballer, however, it was… Keep Reading

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Farmers In Dire Straits

Phillip Alcorn of Harden made the front page of the Sun Herald on the 17th September. Phillip is concerned, as are other farmers in the district, that his canola crops will be ruined if much needed rains do not occur in the next two weeks. When the Twin Town Times caught up with Phill he… Keep Reading

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Jaiden Ings Beats 799

Jaiden Ings’ winning Operation Art piece. Every year schools across New South Wales are invited to participate in Operation Art, an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education.  Research has shown that an optimistic outlook reflected in art can help improve a child’s well-being and… Keep Reading

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What’s Up Doc?

After 6 years of very hard work, Harden Murrumburrah’s Maggie-Kate Minogue has finished her studies and is officially a Doctor. Maggie-Kate will spend the next two years under supervision in a teaching hospital. There will be plenty more training on the job, however, she said her main goal will be General Practice but she hasn’t… Keep Reading

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HILLTOPS COUNCIL ELECTS INAUGURAL MAYOR

Deputy Mayor Tony Wallace with Mayor Brian Ingram. Councillor Brian Ingram has been elected unopposed as the first Mayor of Hilltops Council, with Councillor Tony Wallace elected to serve as Deputy Mayor. In accepting the position, Mayor Ingram said he is humbled by the honour and is looking forward to representing the interests of the… Keep Reading

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Races Around The Corner

Club President Nathan Schofield with Secretary Judy Stewart. Judy was awarded life membership in 2016. The Harden Picnic Races are just around the corner with the October 28 date coinciding with Cox Plate day. The champion mare Winx will searching for her third successive win, galloping around the Moonee Valley circuit, the same time as… Keep Reading

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Lange & O’Keefe 2017 Australian Champions

Jack Glover with grandfather Paul Glover, taking part in the weekend’s Bruce Ware – Australian 2 Man Ambrose Championships at Harden Country Club. Harden Golf News Cootamundra locals Brent Lange & Darryl O’Keefe have claimed this year’s Bruce Ware – Australian 2 Man Ambrose Championships at Harden Country Club over the weekend just past.  Darryl and… Keep Reading

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Telstra Issues Bring Town To Standstill

The Harden-Murrumburrah area has been hit by a phone and internet outage which commenced at 1am on Friday morning last week and continues into today. Eftpos has not been operating in several shop fronts with residents forced to use cash for transactions. According to Telstra the fixed line adsl should be operating again by this… Keep Reading

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HIlltops Councillors Announced

The Hilltops Shire Councillors were announced on Thursday night, 5 days after the Saturday election, where 15 polling booths took place in the inaugural election. The new Councillors include: Brian Ingram, Wendy Tuckerman, John Walker, Tony Flanery, Chris Manchester, Greg Armstrong, Margaret Roles, Matthew Stadtmiller, Rita O’Connor, John Horton and Tony Wallace. 18 candidates sought… Keep Reading

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MEDIA RELEASE – Hilltops Council Election News

A sign between the old Harden Shire and Cootamundra Shire boundaries. From Hilltops Council….. The first ever Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Hilltops Council will be decided at a meeting next week, during what will be the inaugural official gathering of the eleven Councillors elected following the recent local government election. Council General Manager Anthony… Keep Reading

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What A Weekend

Terry Howe with one of his pieces he will be entering in the Murrumburrah Harden Show. Terry has an amazing array of steel, wood and craft work, which are available from his home at Cunningar. You can contact him on Facebook or call 0428 656 829. Terry is pictured in his workshop. Harden Murrumburrah will… Keep Reading

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Hawks Set To Soar – Here Come The Maroon and Whites

Luke Brown, Matt McLay, Chris Salway, Jonathon Pouono and Nathan Close head out on to McLean Oval for last Saturday’s match. Something was different about the Hawks side on Saturday compared to other matches this season. The men in maroon and white executed their game plan very well and were determined to beat last years… Keep Reading

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Last Chance For Hawks & Hawkettes

McLean Oval, Harden Murrumburrah’s home of Rugby League will host today’s finals which will see half the sides finish their season, and the other half continuing on to George Tooke Grand Finals at Crookwell next week. Out and about this morning we grabbed a snap of the frosty surface and noticed one car on the hill… Keep Reading

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Come & Drive It Day At South West Tractors

New Holland T7 Heavy Duty: The T7 Heavy Duty tractor from New Holland is a true farmers’ tractor. Designed with the modern farmer in mind every feature of this range is the result of extensive customer consultation. Delivering more power, the ability to lift and carry larger loads, and all in an ergonomically designed cab… Keep Reading

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The Times Welcomes Emily For Work Experience

Emily Stanfield working at her desk at the Twin Town Times on Tuesday. Emily is a year ten student at Murrumburrah High School, she is interested in English, History, Commerce and Drama amongst other subjects. She is interested in both writing and photography. Emily wrote a piece for the Times which is detailed below Hello, my… Keep Reading

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