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April 13, 2021

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Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

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Mullum farmer’s market closed this Friday

This Friday's Mullum Farmer's Market has been cancelled due to the decimation of the site by rain.

Francis Cloake in running for National Portrait Prize

Byron Bay's Francis Cloake is one of two Northern Rivers photographers named as a finalist in the prestigious Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

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Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Michael Stavrou, Mullumbimby

I visited the electric-car day in Byron last week and was disappointed that I could not find anyone to answer one question: What steps have the manufacturers taken to shield passengers of electric cars from the inevitable electromagnetic fields generated by their motors and electronics?

There are no specifications anywhere to be found relating to EMR (electromagnetic raditation) output from these vehicles.

Are we trading one form of pollution for another? Everyone knows that electric motors produce the largest magnetic fields and these cars have much more powerful motors than your vacuum cleaner.

I was, however, told that these cars are permanently connected to the internet and bathe the occupants with Bluetooth and very likely microwaves/Wi-Fi.

If any one has any facts relating to this I’m sure I’d all love to hear them.


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