Goulburn Valley News - Triple M 95.3 August 16 2017

Mooroopna Hospital fire

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Sunday's fire at the old Mooroopna hospital is being treated as suspicious, deemed to have been started with papers on the upper level.

The blaze was originally started on Sunday at the abandoned building, before reigniting later in the night.

Arson chemists and fire investigators have been brought in from as far as Melbourne, looking to find more details on the nature of the fire.

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Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has had her say regarding a possible outcome of the $1 million Shepparton Education plan.

A community consultation period has shown concerns within secondary schools, with enrollments dropping.

Ms Sheed says a technical college now being spruiked as a great way to improve education in the Shepparton area.

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The body representing local government across the Basin states has backed calls for an independent public inquiry into allegations of water misappropriation.

The Murray Darling Association’s National President, David Thurley has raised questions as to whether the Murray Darling Basin Authority would be sufficiently empowered to conduct a compliance review, as has been requested by the Prime Minister.

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Chocolatier and connoisseur Kirsten Tibbals is talking up the Nagambie Chocolate Festival, being held on August 19 and 20. 

With a crowd of over 8 thousand anticipated this year, the event has quickly established itself as a big event for the region.

A number of nationally recognised dessert makers will be on hand for demonstrations, tastings and competitions. 

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Just 3 games happening on the weekend in Goulburn Valley Netball, finishing off the split Round 16

It was a better result for Benalla Netball than that in the footy, with the girls claiming a 49 to 36 victory over Rochester.

The win was set up on the back of a 17 to 5 first quarter; the lead then held throughout much of the match.

In other games Euroa had no problem against Mansfield, and the Shepp Swans earned a narrow win against Mooroopna.

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