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Spackman has Sights on Town Plate

Scott Spackman will have his first runner in the $85,000 Wagga Town Plate after Romancing To Wintook out the Town Plate Prelude. The 4 year old mare, by super sire Fastnet Rock, galloped down the middle of the strait at odds of $21 to claim the win by a nose and give connections a share… Keep Reading

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Essential Energy takes to the Skies

Essential Energy will take to the air to patrol more than 800 kilometres of powerlines in the Harden area over the next four weeks. Starting next week, a fixed wing aircraft using high-tech equipment, will take to the sky with operators getting a bird’s eye view of the electricity network. Acting regional manager South Eastern,… Keep Reading

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Jugiong War Memorial Plaques Unveiling

6 plaques will be unveiled at Jugiong at 3.30pm on Friday to commemorate the efforts of servicepeople from the Jugiong area. 47 names will be listed on the plaques representing WW1 and 87 names will be unveiled to represent the servicepeople of WWll. The Dept of Veteran’s Affairs the Jugiong Advancement Group and the Harden-Murrumburrah… Keep Reading

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Changi to Harden

Billy-Jo Johnson, Simon Pavitt, Brian Dunn, Wal Bradford and Barry McCormack from the Harden-Murrumburrah Light Horse Troop pictured holding a flag brought back by former Cootamundra Light Horse Troop member and Simon’s Uncle, Dr Ian Florance. Dr Florance was a P.O.W. in Changi for 3 years and the flag pictured was with him in the… Keep Reading

Toby Haydon wins Champion School Parader at The Sydney Royal Easter Show
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Toby Crowned Champion School Parader

“I didn’t think I would win.” These were the words that came out of Murrumburrah High School student Toby Haydon’s mouth, after he took out the Champion School Parader at The Sydney Royal Easter Show last Wednesday. Those who know Toby can understand why he would have said this. Toby goes about his work in… Keep Reading

Chris Rawlinson from Brahmans and Joshua Logue from Hawks
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Brahmans Down Hawks In Trial

The best ladies’ touch football players from Harden and Binalong took to the field on Friday night in a fast-paced match that was played in greasy conditions. The Hawkettes left the field victorious with a try a piece to Emma Manwaring and Tennille Stevens. Paige Potts lost a chance over the line and was unlucky.… Keep Reading

Official opening of Neill Street upgrade
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Spanish Festival Success

The Spanish Food and Wine Festival held on Sunday brought hundreds of people to Harden to celebrate the opening of the Neill St upgrade. After constant rain for most of the week Mother Nature turned on a glorious day for the partygoers who ate and drank to their fill, sampling some of the best local… Keep Reading

Natalie Blundell with Algebra
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Natalie Heads For Badminton

Many of Australia’s elite eventing riders will tackle the world’s most famous horse trials at Badminton, England, in early May, hoping to make the World Equestrian Games team. Thirteen of the 85 accepted riders are Australians and New Zealand has 14 starters listed. The event received 130 entries from 14 countries with those not accepted… Keep Reading

Jock & Chloe Ward
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Wards Do PBs At State Swimming

Jock and Chloe Ward have returned from State Swimming in Sydney and have posted some improved times during the competition. 17 year old Jock swam in the 17-19 year age group and recorded the following times – Sunday: 200m freestyle, 2.22.58 and dropped 0.97sec off his pb, finishing 18 out of 25 – Tuesday: 100m… Keep Reading

Nic Nadycz
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35 Years for Nic

‘Surprise’ was the word said to Harden Fire and Rescue member Nic Nadycz at the Light Horse Hotel on Wednesday night. Nic has spent the last 35 years of his life serving the Harden-Murrumburrah community and district as an integral part of the Fire and Rescue Brigade. 60 past and present members and representatives of… Keep Reading

Brent "Dicky" Turner
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Turner Huge Boost For Hawks

Brent ‘Dicky’ Turner has returned to the Maroon and Whites for the 2014 season and will add plenty of experience and aggression to the young side, in their attempt to win their first premiership since 2009. Turner has become one of the most accomplished forwards in the Canberra competition and won Best and Fairest for… Keep Reading

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Water Therapy Key For Mylan

The Hydrotherapy Pool is set to re-open on 5 May under the management of physiotherapist Mylan Quach of Young. Interest has already been high, with prospective patients seeking out Mylan and already enquiring about bookings. Mylan said she is looking forward to the opening and that she will be treating all sorts of ailments including… Keep Reading

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All Set for Food and Wine Festival

This Sunday, 13 April, gives residents the chance to celebrate the upgrading of the Neill St CBD. A lot of hard work has gone in to organising the food and wine festival which will run from 11am until 3pm. This event is about more than just the main street. It will provide residents a great… Keep Reading

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Children’s Author Andy Jones

Best selling Children’s author Andy Jones will be performing at the Harden Library on 16 April at 11am. Andy’s show includes musical items and interaction with the audience. He uses his guitar, drums and other props to help kids understand humour and why jokes are funny. Throughout the show he explores several concepts including punch… Keep Reading

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Hydrotherapy Pool to re-open

Mylan Quach of Young will manage the Hydrotherapy Pool, after an agreement was made with the Harden Shire Council to re-open the facility within the next month. Mylan will conduct consultations in the pool, several days of the week and it is expected that the facility will eventually operate up to 5 days per week.… Keep Reading

Binalong Boozers win A Grade Grandfinal
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Harden Touch Comp Champions

The Binalong Boozers claimed the A Grade Grand Final in wet conditions on Thursday night. The match was played at a frenetic pace with the crowd staying on the sideline to spectate enduring the light rain until the heavens broke wide open. Try scorers for Binalong were Jess Howard, Phil Sparnon and Tash Goode whilst… Keep Reading

Prime Minister Tony Abbott with Federal Member Angus Taylor
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PM and Taylor meet over Red Tape

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has discussed the impact of red tape on local businesses with Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week. “I told the Prime Minister about York Foods at Goulburn where owners Ted and Lynne Philpott had to wade through form filling, inspections, audits and applications for months and months just to… Keep Reading

Bishop Robinson and Robert Scott
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Bishop Robinson’s journey to town

The Anglican Parish of Murrumburrah-Harden celebrated with lots of fun and games, the 150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn of which they are a part. The day started with Bishop Stuart Robinson arriving on a Fire Engine. He was greeted by the Mayor, Mr Chris Manchester and presented with two beautifully made… Keep Reading

Damage as a result of Wombat's "mini tornado"
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Wombat Tornado

Damage was caused to a house and shed in Wombat from what residents have described as a ‘mini tornado’, on the 26th of March, which ripped off roof sheets of a home across the road from the Wombat Hotel. As they travelled through the air they made contact with a street light, power lines and… Keep Reading

Harden Shire Amalgamation Option
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Council Submissions Due on Amalgamation

Harden Shire Council will re-engage with the Shire Councils of Boorowa and Young under a joint consultant who will investigate the feasability of the 3 councils amalgamating in the future. The Harden Shire Council agreed unanimously on Wednesday the 19th of April to re-engage in the consultancy after the Council had previously stated that they… Keep Reading

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