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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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October 19, 2021

Weekly Update from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire, 19 October 2021.   I watched with curiosity a brief article on…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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October 12, 2021

Weekly Update from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire, 12 October 2021.   Some days, y’know, the juices just don’t rise,…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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September 28, 2021

Weekly Update from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire, 28 September 2021.   You know the old game of “guess what…
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This week Bellingen's Dr Trevor Cheney was awarded with the Rural Doctors Association of NSW Bowman Cutter Award 2020 to acknowledge his exceptional services to RDANSW and his strong, ongoing advocacy for rural doctors and rural healthcare.
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September 21, 2021

Weekly Update from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire, 21 September 2021.   We mark anniversaries and points in time.  Maybe…
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In this week's edition of Bello Food Gardening, Fi Morgan introduces us to growing members of the sunflower family including Yacon and jerusalem Artichokes.
Food Trail
July 19, 2021

Bello Food Gardening with Fi Morgan- The Sunflower Family

Yacon Smallanthus sonchifolius (previously Polymnia sonchifolia and P. edulis). This is one of those edibles…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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July 12, 2021

Weekly Update from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire, 13th July 2001.   Well here we go again. Just some stark…
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In this week's edition of Bello Food Gardening, Fi Morgan takes us through the hows and whys of growing the perennial winter crop kale.
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July 5, 2021

Bello Food Gardening with Fi Morgan: Kale

Kale 'Brassica Oleracea'. Why grow kale? I mean sure it's nutrient dense, reliable for 10…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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June 29, 2021

Weekly Update from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire, 29 June 2021.   I hope some of you were able to…
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the Housing Matters Action Group and flatmate.com are working together to develop a pilot program -The Community Hosting Program
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June 28, 2021

Community Tackles Housing Crisis Response with Community Hosting

Following Bellingen Shire Council’s recent housing crisis declaration, the Housing Matters Action Group and flatmate.com…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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June 21, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire 22 June 2021   My air conditioner has kidney stones! Little compacted…
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Valery Trails and Horseriding Centre is a valuable resourse for the Bellingen Shire offering services for local kids, Riding for the Disabled and more.
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June 21, 2021

Valery Trails and Horse Riding Centre – an incredible place at our doorstep

Hello good reader. I’m a Disability Support Worker for the Coffs region and the following…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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June 15, 2021

The Weekly Report from The Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire, 15 June 2021. It would be improper not to mention, right up…
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Head of Programming at Bellingen readers and Writers Festival 2021 gives us his final wrap up of the successful event and thanks all involved.
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June 14, 2021

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2021- It’s A Wrap

By Adam Norris, Head of Programming What an unbelievable weekend! I think everyone connected to…
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The Arts
June 14, 2021

Arts Network Bellingen Collective Tackle Life’s Misconceptions

With only a few weeks remaining, local Bellingen artists Jackie Lee, Shelley O’Keefe, Philip Senior,…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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June 8, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellingen Shire 8 June 2021 Celebrating scintillating citrus sweetening weather.  The cold snap this…
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The Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival is back in full swing this year. We chat with The Festivals’ own Adam Norris for a full rundown.
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June 7, 2021

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2021

By Adam Norris, Head of Programming As we move into the actual festival week –…
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The Commonwealth Government supports the continuation and expansion of the Bellingen Riverwatch Program to include testing for invertebrates.
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June 7, 2021

Commonwealth Government Supports Bellingen Riverwatch Citizen Science Program to Continue and Expand

Bellingen Riverwatch, one of the largest water quality monitoring programs taking place in NSW, has…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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May 31, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire 1 June 2021   Today’s Bumbling Broadside is brought to you by…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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May 11, 2021

Weekly Update from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellingen Shire 11 May 2021   Happy May Day, or Harvest Festival or more…
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The creators of the Bello Show Meatloaf, Linda Hillman and Irene Chesterman, share their famous Bello Show Meatloaf recipe.
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May 10, 2021

For Old Times Sake: Bello Show Meatloaf

Anyone else out there lament the absence of one of Bellingen Show's mainstays this year?…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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May 4, 2021

Weekly Update for the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire 4 May 2021 “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain I’ve sunny…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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April 27, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire 27th April 2021   I started writing this letter to address some…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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April 20, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire 20 April 2021 And so the world keeps turning faster and faster,…
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Bellingen Shire Council Mayor, Cr Dominic King, is again calling on the Federal and State Governments to come to the table with a range of economic stimulus and financial assistance measures so our Shire can respond and recover from the recent drought, bushfires, floods and the current pandemic crisis.
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April 19, 2021

$300,000 Secured to Fund Local Recovery Plan, More Than $1million Awarded to our Region

I am pleased to announce that our Shire has successfully secured $300,000 of Resilience NSW…
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A series of three FREE workshops called “Your Business Resilience” specially designed for Bellingen Shire businesses will kick off on Thursday 27 May 2021.
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April 19, 2021

Your Business Resilience: Strengthening Bello Shire Businesses

A series of three FREE workshops specially designed for Bellingen Shire businesses will kick off…
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Bellingen Show is more than animals and rides. It also affords artists the chance to enter the oldest continuous art prize in the region, the E J Mantova
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April 12, 2021

The Bellingen Show- So Much More Than Animals and Rides.

The Bellingen Show is fast approaching.  For many of us, the Show means horses, cows,…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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April 6, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire 6 April 2021   This week is brought to you by the…
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Chrysalis Steiner School has been forced to relocate to Bellingen town centre due to the floods that have recently closed access to Thora.
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April 5, 2021

Chrysalis Moves to Bellingen for Town School

The year 2019 ended abruptly with the devastating bushfires. In 2020 we dealt with the…
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Bellingen Shire Council is managing existing closures on Waterfall Way and is working with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to commence recovery works.
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March 29, 2021

Community Update from Bellingen Shire Council – Stay Home & Stay Safe

Bellingen Shire Council continues to focus all of its Operational resources towards managing existing closures…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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March 23, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellingen Shire 23 March 2021   Well it is just on 1 year exactly…
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March 22, 2021

Community Update – Stay Home and Stay Safe

At 5pm 22 March 2021 Waterfall Way closed to all traffic – Myers Bluff, Thora.…
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March 22, 2021

Alternative Sealed Roads An Imperative: By Ruth Holmes

Dear Residents of Bellingen Shire, During the last few days residents have been inconvenienced by…
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March 22, 2021

They Are Back. Tree-O Gallery Artist Showcase

After a very long year of social distancing, the gang at Tree-O Gallery are back…
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Bellingen Shire Council Mayor, Cr Dominic King, is again calling on the Federal and State Governments to come to the table with a range of economic stimulus and financial assistance measures so our Shire can respond and recover from the recent drought, bushfires, floods and the current pandemic crisis.
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March 15, 2021

The Bellingen Shire Housing Crisis: Mayor Dominic King talks local solutions

This week we chat with Bellingen Shire Mayor Dominic King about the current housing crisis…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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March 9, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellingen Shire 9 March 2021   Happy International Women’s Day for yesterday! The official…
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Bellingen local Frankie Mayes understands the Bellingen Shire Housing Crisis first-hand as a renter who is currently at risk of becoming homeless.
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March 8, 2021

The Bellingen Shire Housing Crisis: At the Coalface with Frankie Mayes

Frankie Mayes understands the current local housing crisis more than most.  Having moved back to…
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Clean Up Australia Day saw the Dorrigo Mountain Top & Dandarrga  Landcare Groups with Environmental friends clean up the Dorrigo Mountain
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March 8, 2021

Clean Up Australia Day on the Dorrigo Mountain: The Holmes Report

By Ruth Holmes The Dorrigo Mountain Top & Dandarrga  Landcare Groups with Environmental friends cleaned…
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In the first of our three-part series on the Bellingen Shire Housing Crisis we interview Kerry Pearse of the Housing Matters Action Group.
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March 1, 2021

The Bellingen Shire Housing Crisis- Kerry Pearse Housing Matters Action Group

Simply put, the Bellingen Shire is now in a housing crisis. "It’s impossible to find…
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Nathan Cardow of Cardow and Partners Property gives us his monthly report for the Bellingen Shire.
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March 1, 2021

Bellingen Shire Property Report by Nathan Cardow

Welcome to our monthly real estate report...   We have had rain! And lots of…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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February 23, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellingen Shire 23 February 2021   And so it begins! Billed as Australia’s biggest peacetime…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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February 16, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellinger Shire 16 February 2021   At our local Covid19 clinic we are getting…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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February 8, 2021

Weekly Report from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellingen Shire 9 February 2021   Just a few short points this week: Telegraphic.…
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The Bellingen Shire has sought to make January 26th a day of healing wounds and bringing the community together as one, rather than divide.
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February 1, 2021

January 26th – A Day of Healing, Coming Together and Celebrating Local Heroes

Every year across Australia the date January 26th evokes the full gamut of human emotions. For…
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Nathan Cardow of Cardow and Partners Property gives us his monthly report for the Bellingen Shire.
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February 1, 2021

How is the Bellingen Shire Property Market? By Nathan Cardow

Welcome to our monthly real estate report for January 2021   A new year has…
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Friends of Kalang Headwaters call for a moratorium on logging of ther Kalang Headwaters to protect threatened koala habitat.
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February 1, 2021

Moratorium on Logging the Kalang Headwaters Reserve

Koalas and their habitat are still under threat from Forest destruction and Forest fragmentation.  Forestry…
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