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Joanna Keers

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.
In Focus
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
In Focus
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
In Focus
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.
In Focus
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.
In Focus
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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Australian singer-songwriter Snez will be performing at No 5 Church Street Bellingen February 6th 2021, debuting her album 'Fisher on the Sea'.
In Focus
February 1, 2021

Fisher On The Sea: Snez

Boldly stepping into the spotlight with her latest offering, 'Fisher on the Sea', Australian Singer/songwriter,…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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January 18, 2021

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 19 January 2021   After last week’s rambling journey with philosophical overtones…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
January 12, 2021

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

Dear Bellinger Shire 12/1/21 (By the way – no cases in the Region) Oh it…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
January 5, 2021

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 5 January 2021   We live in interesting times.   (As the fabled…
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Bellingen Shire Arts Week 2021 will provide an opportunity for the Bellingen Shire community to come together to celebrate our creative community.
The Arts
January 4, 2021

Bellingen Shire Arts Week 2021: Get Creative

Anticipation is building as we prepare for an immersion into the arts. Public spaces, shopfronts,…
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In Focus
January 4, 2021

Home Matters: Housing Crisis in our region.

After local flooding caused the postponement of the film’s launch in December last year, the…
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Nathan Cardow of Cardow and Partners Property gives us his monthly report for the Bellingen Shire.
In Focus
December 28, 2020

The Monthly Bellingen Shire Property Report by Nathan Cardow

Welcome to our monthly real estate report for December 2020   Well there you go,…
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tourism bellingen shire go slow
In Focus
December 28, 2020

Go Slow Tourism in the Bellingen Shire

  Welcome to Gumbaynggirr Country. For your holiday viewing pleasure, please enjoy this new tourism…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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December 21, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 22 December 2020-12-20   Happy frogs! And Happy Hanukkah, and Christmas, and…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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December 14, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 15 December 2020   May Christmas bring you fun times, Thoughtful reflection,…
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Bellingen Community Markets celebrates 40 magnificent years of community, culture, and diversity on Saturday 19 December 2020. Now one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse markets on the east coast, Bello Markets now boasts well over 200 stalls each month, which is a truly remarkable achievement.
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December 14, 2020

Bellingen Community Markets Celebrates 40 Years

Bellingen Community Markets celebrates 40 magnificent years of community, culture, and diversity on Saturday 19…
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Anna Fisher, of Fisher Design + Architecture has been appointed by Council to undertake the Bellingen Shire Branding Project, in collaboration with a team of local creative industry professionals.
In Focus
December 14, 2020

The Bellingen Shire Branding Project- Defining Our Spirit of Place

The decision to implement a Bellingen Shire Branding Project was initially met with much derision…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
December 7, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 8th December 2020   Just a quick round up of reactions to…
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The very much anticipated documentary film 'Bellingen The Promised Land' will be officially launched this Friday 11th December at Bellingen Mem Hall.
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December 7, 2020

Always was and always will be: Bellingen the Promised Land

The very much anticipated documentary film 'Bellingen The Promised Land' will be officially launched this…
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Let's Cook
December 7, 2020

Let’s Cook: RASPBERRY AND LEMON SYRUP CAKE

Looking for that perfect offering for a pre Xmas lunch?  Look no further.  Renowned local…
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Bellingen Shire Council Mayor discusses the decisions around the Commonwealth’s Disaster Recovery and Resilience funds
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November 30, 2020

Bellingen Shire Council Reaches the Pinnacle of Local Government Achievement

Bellingen Shire Council has received the greatest accolade a New South Wales Council can achieve…
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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.
In FocusOther News
November 23, 2020

Let’s Chat: Dr Trevor Cheney Awarded for Service to Rural Medicine

Bellingen's Dr Trevor Cheney has generously kept our community informed and let's be honest, entertained,…
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The Bellingen Growers Artisans Market is ahhpening again this year at The Bellingen Showgrounds Saturday December 12th.
Other NewsThe Arts
November 23, 2020

Bellingen Growers Artisans Market Promises a Feast of Artistic Treasures

It's that time of year again.  Despite a year of cancellations and disruptions, no one…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
November 17, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 17 November 2020 Today brought to you by the letter R Refrain…
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This month's group exhibition at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre 'One Fine Day', features the intriguing works of Sally Hook. This week we interview Sally about her work with clay.
Other NewsThe Arts
November 16, 2020

One Fine Day with Ceramicist Sally Hook at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre

This month's group exhibition at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre- 'One Fine Day', features the intriguing…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
November 10, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 10 November 2020   This week’s situation is fluid – in some…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
November 3, 2020

Weekly update from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic- Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellingen Shire 3 November 2020 This week is brought to you by the stalwarts…
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OzGREEN organised an excursion to hear Nick Radford of Ecoliving Design and Bellingen Permaculture, who conducts free tours of his farm in Repton demonstrating grey water diversion systems and other means for capturing and recycling water.
In Focus
November 2, 2020

Actions speak louder than words- Our Resilient Communities

What happens when a group of concerned locals come together to not only be heard…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
October 26, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 26 October 2020   Je suis Victorian! From our Covid Cave, it…
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We interview Sue Kelly founder of the Bellingen Growers Market 21 years ago and still current President.
Food Trail
October 26, 2020

The Heart of the Bellingen Growers Market- Sue Kelly

Sue Kelly has been described as the 'heart' of the Bellingen Growers Market. As one…
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Bellingen Riverwatch began in 2017 in response to a turtle mortality event which killed an estimated 90% of the Critically Endangered Bellinger River Snapping Turtle (BRST).
In FocusOther News
October 26, 2020

Water Is Everything- Bellingen Riverwatch Needs Your Help

Every month, sometimes in the pouring rain, over 30 Bellingen Riverwatch volunteers, make their way…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In FocusOther News
October 19, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 19 October 2020 Another week of no local (or Regional Cases) Covid19…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
October 13, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 13 October 2020 So, we have another little pop up in Sydney.…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
October 6, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 6 October 2020   Well, not much happened so I was able…
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Jack & Bec Avirida Dorrigo All Natural Skincare Business
In Focus
October 5, 2020

Dorrigo’s entrepreneurial spirit is in good hands, naturally

At just 25 years of age, with a passion for protecting the environment and climate…
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Jennie Fenton elected deputy mayor for the bellingen shire council
Other News
September 28, 2020

BSC elects new Deputy Mayor

New Bellingen Shire Deputy Mayor Elected The election of a new Bellingen Shire Council Deputy…
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In FocusOther News
September 28, 2020

Bellingen Shire Council Announce Updated Grant Funding Available

Infrastructure Grants Program – https://www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au/funding-opportunities/infrastructure-grants. Closes 12 October. Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction,…
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Jeannie Veitch and Karyn Sherman are the facilitators for the Dorrigo Resilient Communities Program , a grassroots program designed to find solutions to the regions biggest concerns.
In Focus
September 21, 2020

When the Going Gets Tough- Dorrigo Resilient Communities

No one questions the fact that Dorrigo and surrounding regions have done it tough over…
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James Cracknell from Windsong Travel in Bellingen offers some travel information for those of us with itchy feet.
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September 21, 2020

Wanderlust? Some secret gems right on your doorstep.

James Cracknell from Windsong Travel in Bellingen offers some travelling inspiration for those of us with…
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Nathan Cardow of Cardow and Partners Property gives us his monthly report for the Bellingen Shire.
In Focus
September 21, 2020

How’s the Bellingen Shire Property Market? By Nathan Cardow

Welcome to our monthly real estate report for September 2020- Cardow and Partners Property. Historically…
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Bellingen Growers Market steps up to provide garden plants after cancellation of the Bellingen Spring Plant Fair.
In FocusOther News
September 14, 2020

Bellingen Growers Market Steps Up with Hot News for Gardeners

The cancellation of the 30th Birthday Party of Bellingen Autumn and Spring Plant Fair caused…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
September 7, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 7th September 2020   Welcome to spring, lots of joyful birds, lots…
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The vision was to transform the centre from a ‘Memorial Hall’ to a ‘Cultural Arts HUB’ will soon become a reality, albeit with an increased budget to meet accessibility and parking needs of users.
In Focus
September 7, 2020

The Bellingen Memorial Hall Upgrade- the Facts.

Last year we collectively celebrated the news that our beloved Bellingen Memorial Hall was not…
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Clare (above on right) and fellow Resilience Officer Liz Hull (above on left) were recently appointed by Bellingen Shire Council to oversee the Bellingen Bushfire Recovery and Resilience Programme.  The two have worked to tailor the programme to the needs of the Bellingen Shire
In FocusOther News
August 31, 2020

Bellingen Shire Council’s Bushfire Recovery and Resilience Programme

It has been such a difficult year with drought, bushfires, floods and COVID. Bellingen Shire…
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This week At The Movies Rod O'Hara from Bellingen Video Connection reviews A Beautiful day in the Neighbourhood
At the MoviesOther News
August 31, 2020

At the Movies: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood. Reviewed by Rod O’Hara Bellingen Video Connection

'A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood' is an interesting film from an Australian perspective, mainly…
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In FocusOther News
August 24, 2020

Call to action for community-driven change: OzGREEN Resilient Communities

What are you most concerned about?  Wow.  What a question!  This could send most of…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
In Focus
August 10, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 10/8/2020   Sorry to miss last week – I was working too…
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This week's From the garden series looks at Spring Planting, including a list of all plants ready to go now.
Food Trail
August 3, 2020

From the Garden with Fi Morgan: Spring Planting

Back when coronavirus first hit and people were panic-planting, people were doing mad things like…
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