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Hawks 40 year team
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Best of the best

More than 160 guests attended the Harden Hawks 40 year Reunion and the 20 year celebration for the under 18 Weissel Cup Premiership side, at the Harden Country Club on Saturday night. The best side of the last 4 decades was announced and the players are: 1. Robert Styles 2. Shane McKellar 3. Chris Ward… Keep Reading

Robyn Ryan with her show dogs
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Harden-Murrumburrah Kennel Club Dog Show

The Harden-Murrumburrah Kennel Club will be hosting their All Breeds Championships this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Murrumburrah Showground. Exhibitors and their animals have begun camping at the ground to ensure they retain the best position over the 3 day event. Judges will be flying in from interstate to officiate over the weekend. Club… Keep Reading

Brahman players take down a hawk player
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Main game thriller

After days of doom and gloom – weather wise, the dark clouds rolled back and the winter rains subsided, revealing a brilliant sunny afternoon for the clash between the Harden Hawks and neighbouring rivals the Binalong Brahmans, on a lush and sparkling McLean Oval. The Hawks were aiming to keep the flame alive with home-town glory. The… Keep Reading

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Nose-in parking to stay

The trial of nose-in and parallel parking in the areas of Station, Neill and East Streets was voted for on Wednesday night at the Harden Shire Council monthly meeting. After completing a survey of business owners and residents in Neill Street, results showed support from 75% of those surveyed wanting to retain the trialled parking… Keep Reading

Claudia Raleigh, Finnlay Cowden with Member for Hume Angus Taylor
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Supporting young agricultural leaders

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor met with participants of the Horizons Scholarship program at Parliament House on Wednesday, including four undergraduate students from Cootamundra and Harden. (Pictured are Claudia Raleigh of Cootamundra and Finnlay Cowden of Harden with Member for Hume Angus Taylor). Mr Taylor said the Horizons Scholarship program, coordinated by RIRDC, is… Keep Reading

An example of the interior planned for the Murrumburrah Mill
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Murrumburrah Mill Makeover

The Australian Agricultural Academy with AEG Pty Ltd. are planning to transform the Murrumburrah Mill in to an educational tourism facility open to the general public. Azam Asad, Dr John Troughton, Thomas So and Greg Medway are hoping to put Harden Murrumburrah on the map with the new venture. Mr Medway said they are planning… Keep Reading

Mr Ashton-Martin in his Avro-Cadet
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Centenary Airmail Flight Re-enactment

Several hundred spectators spent Sunday at the Harden Racecourse for the Centenary of the First Airmail Flight in Australia. Organisers were greeted by thick fog which delayed some of the pilots, however a total of 12 aircraft landed over the course of the day. There were plenty of food and beverage stalls as well as… Keep Reading

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Hawks tame Tigers

The Harden Hawks travelled to Bungendore on Saturday in cool conditions. The Hawks were minus quite a few of their squad. They started well with a try to Daniel Drew to make it 4 nil. The much bigger Bungendore side were determined to play a physical match with the Hawks. The Hawks class began to… Keep Reading

Brahman James Blair fighting a tackle
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Brahmans Stomp Crookwell

Crookwell’s Green Devils can produce some surprise performances in George Tooke Shield but sadly they don’t travel well. Full back Matty Cooke was out with an ankle injury for Binalong which could well have handed the visitors a chance to pounce, as they did two weeks ago with a 10-4 win over the Harden Hawks.… Keep Reading

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Local SES short on help

The Harden unit of the SES is looking for volunteers to be a part of its Driver Reviver program. Driver Reviver facilities are set up in a room at the end of the Kruger Medical Centre (adjacent to the Ambulance Station). The facility is usually open on long weekends and at the start and end… Keep Reading

Maurice Guillaux in his Bleriot XI monoplane, 1914
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Centenary of the First Airmail Flight

On the 16th of July 1914, French aviator, Maurice Guillaux, made the first Australian airmail flight in his Bleriot XI monoplane, it was also the longest airmail flight made in the world at that time. The route followed the existing railway line from Melbourne to Sydney stopping at suitable towns along the way, Harden being… Keep Reading

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Multi Purpose Service For Murrumburrah Harden Hospital

Murrumburrah-Harden Hospital has been identified as one of 13 priority sites in the state and 1 of 5 identified sites in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District for an MPS. The Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service has 13 acute care beds and a 2 bed emergency department that provides acute and community health services to the local shire… Keep Reading

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Hawks tough it out against Magpies

Our Twin Town’s magnificent playing field, McLean Oval, welcomed the Yass Magpies to do battle with our Harden Hawks, in what was virtually a playoff for second place in the George Tooke Shield R.L. Competition. Both Teams lined-up, facing the west prior to kickoff to pay tribute to a staunch supporter and stalwart of Harden… Keep Reading

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Brahmans Squash Rovers

Saturday’s game between the top and bottom of the George Tooke League table was never going to produce anything spectacular but the Rover’s defence proved to be something special. Boorowa actually managed to keep the premiers scoreless for almost 20 minutes in the first half and gained reasonable field position on many occasions. Their 5/8… Keep Reading

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Vandals smash 30 windows

Vandals smashed over 30 windows at the Murrumburrah Showground on Saturday afternoon in a senseless and idiotic act. The venue played host to the Rosecomb Bantam Club of Australia Nationals on Sunday where exhibitors were greeted with the mess. Jim Loader arrived at approximately 2pm on Saturday to meet several exhibitors, many who had travelled… Keep Reading

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Bravehearts Fundraising

Belinda Kerrison, Mark and Rosemaree Irving are busy raising funds for “Bravehearts”. Hetty Johnson is the founder and Executive Director of Bravehearts. She said “That if we think of five children that we know and love, statistically at least one of them has been or will be sexually assaulted in some way before the age… Keep Reading

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Suspicious male taking photos of children in Young

Between 12pm and 1pm on Wednesday the 02/07/2014 a male person approached two 8 year old girls in Young’s Millard Centre and asked them if they would like their picture taken for the local paper (The Young Witness). The two girls were asked to sit on the stairs while the male proceeded to take several… Keep Reading

Natalie Blundell on Algebra competing in Europe
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Natalie nominated for World Equestrian Games

A dream came true for Natalie Blundell when the owners of her horse Algebra decided that they would like to see their horse compete in England at one of the most prestigious competitions in the World, Badminton Horse Trials in England. As Algebra is 14 years old and reaching his peak it was now or… Keep Reading

Pepe and Mario of Pepe's Ducks with Major Chris Manchester (standing) and Ray Anderson.
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Pepe and Mario will bring jobs to town

Mario Bonaccordo of Pepe’s Ducks says he is very happy with the progress of the duck farm at Cunningar. He joked that the recent rain has been very good for the town and the local farming community, but not so good for shed construction. He said they have now fully erected 4 sheds on the… Keep Reading

Daniel Drew running out for the second half
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Hellish day as Devils down Hawks 10-4

The Harden Hawk’s centrally heated bus journeyed to the reasonably distant town of Crookwell on Sunday. The luxury of warmth was soon replaced, as players and spectators alighted on arrival. Misty rain, some fog and an extremely bitterly cold piercing wind, more conducive to Eskimos, all combined to form blizzard conditions (-3 degrees) for a… Keep Reading

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