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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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Hawkettes Come Up Short Against Tigerettes

The Harden Hawkettes took on the classy Bungendore Tigerettes side in the Ladies League Tag match at Crookwell on Sunday. The local ladies were unable to contain the undefeated girls from Bungendore, going down 26-12. Harden crossed the line twice with tries to Jess Doolan and Clare Smith, however, they were unable to catch Bungendore… Keep Reading

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Young Hawks Qualify For Grand Final

Ben Davis is known for his defensive prowess, however, his ball running was a feature in Sunday’s clash. Davis went in for a try during the only part of the day when the Sun was out. Later in the day snow fell during the First Grade match. The Harden Hawks Youth League side qualified for… Keep Reading

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Undefeated Youth League Hawks Must Fire Today

Nick Stephens, Will Stanley and Patrick Smith have all starred for the Hawks in 2017. Stephens and Stanley in the Halves and Smith anywhere in the forward pack, but predominantly at Hooker. All three lads were the Highest Try Scorers in the 2017 Youth League competition. Nick Stephens was also awarded Best and Fairest player… Keep Reading

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Hawkettes Search For Grand Final Berth

Olivia Howe on the charge on Saturday. Last year’s George Tooke Ladies League Tag Champions will be looking to book their spot in this year’s Grand Final. If the Men’s side can win today, the ‘GF’ will be at McLean Oval and the ladies will be hoping for back to back Premierships. The task won’t… Keep Reading

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Hawks Can Go Straight Into The George Tooke Grand Final

Harden stalwart Luke Brown crossed the white line for 4 tries on Saturday against the Boorowa Rovers. Hawks young gun Nick Stephens is in the background. Brown has played nearly every position on the field during a 14 year senior career. Although he normally find his home in the Back Row, Brown’s time at Hooker… Keep Reading

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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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