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  • Trinity Carnival Champions

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    The new 2018 Trinity Catholic School Kindergarten class. Back: Jensen Fenney, Lawrence Johnson, Zoe Miller-Logue, Ronnie Tanson, Ben Pollard. Front:… Keep Reading

Angus Taylor meeting
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Talks Held on Galong Mine

Founded in Belguim in 1872, Sibelco has grown into a multi-national business with more than 245 mining and production facilities in the world. Sibelco began operations in Australia in 2000 and now employ over 1300 workers between Australia and New Zealand. They acquired the Galong mine from Boral in March 2012. Mayor Chris Manchester organised the meeting… Keep Reading

Construction at Pepe's Ducks site
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Pepe’s Ducks Continue

The Pepe’s Organsiation has spent the last 12 months discussing options with various Shire Councils as to where they may construct their new facility. Harden Shire Council became the focus of the new venture for several reasons. Frank Comito said the strategic location of the Shire was a contributing factor. The fact that the facility will be so well-placed on… Keep Reading

Officers of Federal United and Grand Lodge Masonaries
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Major Changes in Harden Masonary

February, 2014 saw a major change in the structure of Masonary in Harden when the local Lodge, Federal Burrowa, was renamed as Federal United. This has come about with the sale of the Cootamundra Masonic Centre and that lodge and many of its members have been amalgamated into the renamed Federal United that meets in… Keep Reading

Billy the Bastard
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“Bill the Bastard” to star in board game

Move over Scrabble, Monopoly and Harry Potter, there’s a new game coming to town. “Bill the Bastard” will feature in a boardgame being developed by the company Equus 101. Whilst ‘horseplay’ is fundamentally frivolous fun, in this case the play on words links to horses instinctively engaging in some ‘horseplay’ every day as part of their mental health routine. Something… Keep Reading

Binalong Brahmans training
Local Sport

Brahmans Hit the Paddock

The Binalong Brahmans have returned to training for the 2014 season with premiership winning Captain/Coach Chris Rawlinson directing the side around again this year. Rawlinson scored 7 tries in the playmaking role last season and booted 102 goals for the side. The Binalong side possessed a flamboyant attack directed from the halves by Rawlinson. However… Keep Reading

Sam Johnson arrives at Murrumburrah
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Sam loves his sister

Samuel Johnson unicycled into Federation Square Melbourne last Thursday breaking all expectations and records in an attempt to unicyle around Australia. What started as a joke in the kitchen turned into a promise that Sam kept. Sam’s sister Connie has battled cancer 3 times and is dying from the disease. The pair were not sure if Connie would be alive when Sam finished the trip, however they… Keep Reading

Tony Brown cleaning up Harden-Murrumburrah
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Tony does it all year

Harden’s own Clean Up Australia campaign is undertaken almost every day, by Tony Brown as he goes for his regular walks throughout Harden-Murrumburrah. After the passing of his wife, Julie, 5 years ago, after 46 years of marriage, Tony was encouraged to exercise and he thought he could tidy the streets and lanes as he did so. Tony was… Keep Reading

General News

Harden Shire Celebrates Main Street Upgrade

The Hilltops Harvest Inc., in association with Harden Shire Council, invites you to enjoy a fun family oriented Spanish food & wine festival in Neill Street on Sunday 13th April, 2014, from 11.00am – 3.00pm. The festival is aimed at showcasing our fantastic local produce and will also be the official opening of our newly upgraded main street. The festival is being driven by a group of young locals who are donating their time and creative… Keep Reading

Local Sport

Rugby Returns to Roberts Park

The Young Yabbies Rugby Club will host the inaugural Harden “Super Sevens” Rugby Tournament to be held on March 8 at Roberts Park, Harden. Teams from Young, Harden, Grenfell, Boorowa and an invitational side will fill out a small but active pre-season round robin schedule aimed at giving the district’s rugby communities a good hit-out… Keep Reading

Harden Golfers
Local Sport

Coming of Age

21 years has been a long time between drinks for Harden’s Scott Fuller Shield players. Sunday afternoon, however, held a sweet taste of victory when Harden took home the Shield with an excellent display of golf in sweltering conditions at Cootamundra. The team brought the shield back to their spiritual home, the Harden Country Club, and celebrated long… Keep Reading

Gary James, John Drum and Les Graham
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Life Membership for Les

Les Graham has for years been the strength of the Murrumburrah-Harden RSL Sub-Branch. Les worked tirelessly with his wife Cathy (a member of the Women’s Auxiliary), in both fundraising and executive duties, especially to try and save the Sub-Branch from folding and becoming a chapter of the Cootamundra Sub-Branch. Les has been a member of the Murrumburrah-Harden Sub-Branch since… Keep Reading

Kai Steele with members of the team at Essential Energy, Jamie Cantrill and Allan Byrne, presenting Michelle Irving with a cheque for $3,500 towards the construction of the Harden Skate Park.
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Skate Park Essential

Member of the Harden Skate Park committee, Michelle Irving, was overjoyed at the generosity after receiving a cheque for $3,500 towards the construction of the skate park from Essential Energy, Harden. The Harden Essential Energy Depot is the highest-ranked depot in the small division. They took out line honours in the company-wide Challenge Cup for operations, safety and customer service. Kai… Keep Reading

Stephanie and Angela Field
General News

Jugiong to Paris Catwalk

18 year old Stephanie Field of ‘Benangaroo’, Jugiong , is the eldest daughter of Michael and Angela and sister to Laura and Thomas. Stephanie’s modelling career accelerated when she was runner-up in the 2012 Dolly model competition. She has since modelled for David Jones last month and more recently was cast in their Autumn/Winter collection for 2014. She now has a… Keep Reading

Natalie Blundell on Algebra

Badminton for Natalie

Natalie Blundell has some exciting news to share. Thanks to the owners of ‘Algebra’, Julia Mclean and John Glenn, WOW saddles, Equestrian Australia and the Equestrian Association of New South Wales. Natalie will be campaigning and competing in the United Kingdom at the Badminton Horse Trials in May this year. Badminton is regarded as one… Keep Reading

Native Botanical
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Native Botanical love coming to Twin Towns

When Harden local, Georgina Leonow, joined the Native Botanical team of florists, owner Stephanie Cooke got a little more than she bargained for. “Georgie is so passionate about her hometown and has been nagging me not to leave out the people of Harden and Murrumburrah when it came to Valentine’s Day”, says Ms Cooke. So… Keep Reading

Katrina Hodgkinson with Heidi Grange and Matthew Stadtmiller
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Minister for Small Business gets behind Twin Town Times

Member for Burrinjuck and Minister for Small Business, Katrina Hodgkinson, congratulated Matthew Stadtmiller, Heidi Grange and the team on their brave new venture, the ‘Twin Town Times’. Katrina was very impressed with the new local paper she likes the easy to read format, colourful photographs, weather forecast, pet stories but was particulary taken with the… Keep Reading

Peter Joseph from Harden Fuel Supplies
General News

Happy 6th Birthday Harden Fuel Supplies

Buying a service station in Harden brought Peter Joseph to town 6 years ago. Peter liked the towns and quickly found that Harden-Murrumburrah embraced his cut-price fuel. “Healthy competition has ensued since then. So much so that the twin towns sell petrol at lower prices than the ACT and surrounding districts,” said Peter. “The twin… Keep Reading

Jess Cavanagh navigating through Harden Shire Council’s new website.
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New websites for Harden

The Harden Shire Council has updated its website and added another aimed at tourism and travellers, with exceptional results. The website ‘hits’ over Christmas have risen 40% compared to last year’s results for the same period. Part of Jess’ role as the Economic Development Officer for the Harden Shire is to maintain and update the information provided… Keep Reading

Rose & Bede Davis with their children
General News

Rose Davis

“It’s the closest place to Heaven I know.” Such were the words of Rose Davis in describing Harden-Murrumburrah, her home for the last 5 and a half decades, when being interviewed for Local Legends. Rose first met her future husband, Bede, at Gunning when she was only 9 or 10 years old. Bede’s sister, Pat,… Keep Reading

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