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Harden Shire the Fastest

Harden Shire Council has emerged as possessing the fastest processing time for Development Applications in the region for the 2012/2013 time period. Yass Shire spends on average 86 days with 63 in Weddin, 46 in Boorowa and 42 in both Young and Gundagai. Cootamundra’s time was closer to Harden’s with 31 days, however at 28… Keep Reading

Madden's Truck with Harden advertising
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Maddens Transport Harden Across Country

The Harden Shire Chamber of Commerce has embarked on an aggressive advertising campaign designed to bring more businesses, families and tourists to our shire. ‘ The first phase is designed for tourism and it’s centrepiece is a 48 foot pantech semi-trailer travelling the main highways on the east coast of Australia, emblazened with images of… Keep Reading

Tracy-Lee Feltrin and Kristie Wright with Coolahlee Park Wahsha/‘Honey'
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A Horse is a Horse of Course

Approximately 300 riders descended on Harden-Murrumburrah over the weekend to compete in two separate equine events. The Endurance Ride had 3 events on offer, with the 160km portion beginning at midnight Friday night. At 9am the 80km race started and at midday the 40km version commenced. The winner of the torturous 160km race was Wendy… Keep Reading

Steve Rowan shaves his head and beard for cancer
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Steve’s greatest shave

Steve Rowan raised $1500 by having his head and beard shaved for Shave for a Cure at the Harden Country Club on Friday night. Steve wanted to take part in the venture to give back to the community. His motivation for being involved was that his family had been free of serious illness and had… Keep Reading

Light Horse Hotel staff: Bob Manwaring (owner), Debbie Astill, Angela Leitner and Jason Bradshaw.
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Debbie takes over reins at Light Horse Hotel

New Face at Light Horse Hotel Jason Bradshaw (current chef) and successful lessee of the Light Horse Hotel kitchen, Debbie Astill, have been going through menus and procedures to make Debbie’s transition into her new business venture trouble-free. Debbie has been very excited about branching out on her own and establishing her own business identity.… Keep Reading

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Truck & Tractor Show hits town

The Harden Historic Truck & Tractor Club inc. will be holding its First Annual Truck and Tractor Show this weekend on 22 and 23 March. The weekend will celebrate 100 years of the vehicle manufacturer Dodge and will also showcase local and interstate vintage vehicles including, buses, fire engines, military vehicles and tractors. Also available… Keep Reading

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Time to give a helping hand

Two local Hennessy students, Clancy Potts and Christopher Fredericks, were recently chosen by their school to be a part of the school’s new social justice initiative, which will involve 40 Year 10 and 11 students travelling to Cambodia. Whilst there, the cohort will construct two homes for two impoverished Cambodian families, as well as other… Keep Reading

Julie Kinleyside celebrates 40 years at Harden Pharmacy
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40 Years of Service

Julie Kinleyside celebrates 40 years of working at the Harden Pharmacy on 13 March. This week, owner Mark Douglass said of Julie, “What can I say, she’s been here 40 years and knows and loves her job. She’s very good at her job, her customers love her, they trust her and are very comfortable with… Keep Reading

Locomotive 3265 comes to Harden
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3265: A Blast From Harden’s Past

Locomotive 3265 was built by Beyer, Peacock and Company in Manchester, England in 1902. It was built to NSW specifications and was stationed at the Wellington, Junee, Cootamundra and Cowra depots. The 3265 came through Harden on Friday on its journey to the Junee Rhythm and Rail Festival last weekend. Professional and amatuer photographers were… Keep Reading

Wireless Internet available in Harden
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If You Can See It You Can Get It

After patiently waiting for a faster broadband internet service for the town, many residents of Harden now have access to the new high speed internet service from South Western Wireless Internet. With the installation of the new ‘line of sight’ wireless tower on the hill, above the cemetary, at Demondrille, anyone who can see the… Keep Reading

Nic Fuller tackles, Josh Logue gets a try
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Young Hawks Surprise

The Harden Hawks surprised all at the weekend when they competed in the Harden Super 7s Rugby Tournament on Saturday. The temperatures rose with the humidity and the toll could be seen on the players faces over the day. The Hawks used the hit-out to check their fitness and skill levels and coach Luke Brown… Keep Reading

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Neill Street to Come Alive Spanish Style

Harden-Murrumburrah will celebrate the official opening of the Neill St upgrade with a Spanish-themed food and wine festival. Hilltops is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting food and wine regions in the country. The surrounding towns of Boorowa and Young make up the region, which is fast becoming known for its cool climate… Keep Reading

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Horsemanship on Show

The Harden Race Course will be abuzz this weekend as 140 entrants converge on the course to compete over 2 days for the title of the best Team Penning side in the region. Competition starts at 9am on both Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free to spectators and everyone is welcome to attend. Teams consisting… Keep Reading

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Inactive and Overweight

Inactive and Overweight are just two findings that Murrumbidgee Medicare Local have flagged the Harden Shire residents suffer from in their Community Profile Report compiled on the area. Murrumbidgee Medicare Local Ltd evolved from the merger of the Murrumbidgee General Practice Network Ltd and the Riverina Division of General Practice and Primary Health Ltd. It… Keep Reading

Edwina Beverage and Pip Job
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2014 Rural Womens Award Finalist Named

A pioneering pig farmer from Young and a natural resource management leader from Cumnock have been named as finalists in the 2014 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award, Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, announced today. “Edwina Beverage and Pip Job were selected as finalists for the 2014 award, overcoming… Keep Reading

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Harden Makes Federal Parliament

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said businesses in Hume were the victims of poor  telecommunication and needed an NBN (National Broadband Network) that would increase competition and encourage entrepreneurship. Speaking in Federal Parliament this week, Mr Taylor said: “One business, Choice Seedlings,
at Werombi near Camden, is so frustrated they’re thinking of going elsewhere. In the words… Keep Reading

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Cooldini on Fire

When Cooldini failed in the Mornington Cup on February 12 his Trainer Robert Smerdon was left scratching his head, but the son of Bernardini (USA) was back to his best on Saturday’s Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) at Flemington. Part owners Michael “Changa” Shea, Judy Shea and Bec Shea travelled to Melbourne to watch the… Keep Reading

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Murrays ‘Minor’ Win

Local bowler Graham Murray has taken out the Final of Cootamundra Ex-Services Minor Singles, with an easy win over Coota Ex-Services bowler, Rod Bradley. Graham got away to a great start to lead Rod 16/0 after a few ends. Rod picked up a few shots in the middle stages of the match, but was never… Keep Reading

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Freak Storm

Wind gusts of 80kmh and 100mm of rain caused extensive damage to parts of the Harden Shire late Wednesday afternoon. A power pole was blown over and landed on a house in Whitton Lane, damaging a fence. Essential Energy arrived at the scene and promptly dealt with the issue. Several large trees in Jugiong were uprooted close to the campground and rest area,… Keep Reading

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