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April 19, 2021

Mullum to Bruns Paddle

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Remembering and Healing – the Northern Rivers peace effort

The community of Lismore are invited to join events organised by the Remembering and Healing (RaH) group over the weekend encompassing ANZAC Day.

What’s the real cost of ‘affordable housing’? 

With ‘affordable housing’ being the new catchcry in parts of the Northern Rivers, The Echo did a ring-around to find the cheapest rental living space in Byron Bay’s caravan parks and camping grounds.

From competitive kayakers and paddle-boarders to friends and family just happy to paddle their own canoe, a total of 812 competitors joined this year’s Mullum to Bruns event.

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