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Joanna Keers

The 10th Annual Bellingen Artisan Market is happening Saturday 14th December 2019 and with more than 50 artisan stalls is bigger and better than ever.
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December 9, 2019

Bellingen Artisan Market- A decade on and bigger than ever

Its on again! The 10th Annual Bellingen Artisan Market is happening Saturday 14th December. Local mid…
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George Bradford has only been the supervisor of the Dorrigo National Park Rainforest Centre for a little over a year but has certainly made his mark. Rod from I Love Bello Shire interviews him about the future of the National Park and much more.
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November 4, 2019

Backchat: George Bradford- Dorrigo National Park Rainforest Centre

George Bradford has only been the Supervisor of the Dorrigo National Park Rainforest Centre for…
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October 28, 2019

Women in Politics- A Local Perspective: Jennie Fenton

The well-worn adage 'women need to work harder' remains an unfortunate truth in the workplace.…
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Components Cafe Dorrigo owners Harry & Josh, Bellingen Cafe, where to eat Bellingen, things to do bellingen, Dorrigo national park,
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October 14, 2019

All the Components of a great Dorrigo Cafe

Harry Buchanan (top left), one half of the Components Café team, grew up in Dorrigo…
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'Buoyancy' opens Saturday 28th September at the Urunga Art Space and promises to be another expertly curated show featuring a multitude of art medium.
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September 18, 2019

Performing Sand Artist John Thiering at the Urunga Art Space

Next weekend the Bellingen Shire community will be treated to another creative extravaganza at the…
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Thora Community Hall Committee, I Love Bello Shire, Community Hall, Bellingen,
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August 26, 2019

The Fresh Face of Thora Community Hall

Imagine a most picturesque rural community hall filled with members from the local district who dress…
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A peaceful protest camp has emerged on the Horseshoe Road Bellingen to block the proposed logging of the Kalang Headwaters.
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August 12, 2019

Kalang’s ‘Biodiversity Embassy’- speaking for the trees

A dedicated team of concerned Bellingen Shire citizens are now camped along Horseshoe Rd at its…
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July 22, 2019

BCAC supporting our creatives for more than 20 years.

The Nexus Gallery, nestled within Bellingen's Old Butter Factory precinct, has been a 'must-visit' attraction…
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July 8, 2019

Time for the FACTS- Logging of the Kalang Headwaters will affect the whole Shire

Across the entire Bellingen Shire it seems everyone has an opinion about the Forestry Department's…
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June 21, 2019

Surprise Duets & Brian Nankervis – Bello Winter Music Festival Bellingen

Surprise Duets and Brian Nankervis at Bello Winter Music! If you want to see musicians…
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May 20, 2019

Bello Winter Music Festival LeaF Sustainability Program

Get your green on at Bello Winter Music At Bello Winter Music you can get…
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The bellingen farmers & producers market every wednesday at the bellingen showground.
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May 13, 2019

Food lovers rejoice! Authentic farmers market to launch in Bellingen

A new weekly food market promises to tantalise the local taste buds. In a region…
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Bello Winter Music Youth Mentorship Program is happening again this year giving musicians under 19 the chance to be mentored by established artists.
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May 6, 2019

Bello Winter Music Youth Mentorship Program 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Bello Winter Music Youth Mentorship Program where aspiring musicians under…
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The Urunga Women's Football Team has gained the reputation as 'a force to be reckoned with', which has a lot to do with their coach Trevor Martin. I Love Bello Shire Interviewed Trevor at the beginning of their 2019 season.
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April 8, 2019

Backchat: Urunga Women’s Football Coach Trevor Martin

The Urunga Women's Football Team has gained the reputation as 'a force to be reckoned…
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Fiona patten will be replacing Clementine Ford at the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019.
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April 8, 2019

Program Changes to Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019

Unfortunately feminist author/journalist Clementine Ford has had to cancel her previously announced appearances at the…
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I Love Bello Shire chats with Mark Oliver- chairperson of the Bellingen Memorial Hall about the pending transformation of the building
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March 25, 2019

Grand plans for our old dame- The Bellingen Memorial Hall.

Community excitement surrounding the pending upgrade and restoration of the Bellingen Memorial Hall is palpable.…
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ALP Candidate for Oxley Sue Jenvey discusses her policies for the Bellingen Shire
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March 11, 2019

Backchat: ALP Candidate for Oxley Susan Jenvey

With the NSW State Elections looming, Rod sat down for a chat with ALP candidate…
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The Stables in Bellingen is opening on February 24th as an open art studio, but will also be available for workshops, performances, meetings, rehearsals and of course an exhibition space.
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February 18, 2019

The Stables revitalisation creates a home for art and learning

The old Bellingen Stables has had many functions over the years, since George Moore oversaw…
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February 11, 2019

Growing (in)visible – an upcoming exhibition embracing our elderly community

When Bellingen residents Bruce Jacups and Nicole Hind connected to explore creative ways to celebrate…
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Bellingen Veterinary Hospital Nurse and WIRES animal carer volunteer Audra Petrie chats with I Love Bello Shire about all things animal.
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February 4, 2019

Backchat: Bellingen Veterinary Nurse and WIRES stalwart Audra Petrie

Bellingen's loved and trusted veterinary nurse Audra Petrie has been moonlighting as a volunteer  native…
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I Love Bello Shire had the chance to chat with Dave Horsley, who along with wife Kate Howat is responsible for the creation of Screenwave Film Company on the Coffs Coast. The fourth Screenwave International Film Festival commences Thursday January 10th 2019. With 60 feature films and 20 short films showing on the Coffs Coast over the festival period, there will be something for everyone.
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January 7, 2019

Creative change-makers driving the Screenwave juggernaut

“Screenwave is all about bringing new film experiences to regional NSW audiences," says Dave Horsley,…
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The International day of People with Disability will be cekebrated in the Bellingen Shire with a Community Celebration on the Green at the Urunga Neighbourhood Centre. Chiara Richmond-Manno shares her personal story with disability.
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November 26, 2018

International Day of People with Disability enriched by Chiara’s personal story.

Bellingen's Chiara Richmond-Manno has a simple message for 'International Day of People with Disability'- "just…
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Woodwork, Design and Technology students prepare for "Arbour", the upcoming exhibition of their final year works at Bellingen Gallery and Framing Studio Bellingen.
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November 12, 2018

“Arbor” -celebrating woodwork, design and technology

Table saws, lathes and routers are momentarily silenced as the anticipation builds for "Arbor"- the…
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We interview Bridget Rees on the eve of The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival about her recent invitation to the United States to participate in the Performing Arts Discovery: American Sounds. the role of this festival is to introduce American artists to international festival programmers.
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October 22, 2018

Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival hits the world stage

The much-awaited Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, an acoustic weekend of concerts, workshops, jamming, dancing and…
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We chat to Rosie Wickert current chair of the Bellingen Fine Music Festival organising committee about this year's festival line-up.
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September 24, 2018

A peak behind the curtain- Bellingen Fine Music Festival

Rosie Wickert, current chair and unofficial publicity officer of the Bellingen Fine Music Festival organising…
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Blush Opera, a boutique fun-loving opera company will be performingSpiderman and the Runaway Plum Blossom at this years Bellingen Fine Music Festival.
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September 10, 2018

Blush Opera will thrill at Bellingen Fine Music Festival

Blush Opera, a boutique fun-loving opera company, was formed 5 years ago as an operatic…
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wedding stories in bellingen.
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August 16, 2018

Wedding story – memories

As part of the mentoring group, Stitched Up's ten year anniversary event, the ‘Beautiful Brides of…
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August 16, 2018

Wedding story – wedding dress

This story of one bride's wedding dress has been shared by wedding celebrant Maree Connellan, Maree’s…
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August 16, 2018

Wedding story – a true fairytale

A Truly Fairy-tale Wedding - story of one Bellingen Shire local couple's wedding day told…
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August 15, 2018

Wedding story through the photographer’s lens

Scott Surplice is a photographer who shot the wedding day of Libbie and Nathan in…
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