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Joanna Keers

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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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).
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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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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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In Focus
August 3, 2020

‘Waterwise Schools Program for the Bellingen Shire’ by Jane Grebert

Repton Public School is the first school off the rank in Bellingen Shire Council’s renewed…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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July 27, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire, No new cases in the Mid North Coast Local Health District –…
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Nathan Cardow of Cardow and Partners Property gives us his monthly report for the Bellingen Shire.
In Focus
July 27, 2020

The Bellingen Shire Property Market -by Nathan Cardow

Welcome to our monthly real estate report for July 2020. As agents, it is one…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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July 21, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire,   What a difference a week makes. Masks are now the sexiest…
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Community Development Worker and Bellingen local Celeste Abell, is the Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator for the Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre. She is currently trialling Lifespan across the Bellingen Shire.
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July 20, 2020

Suicide prevention through community awareness, capacity and resilience.

Looking out for each other is a way of life in the Shire.  Ask anyone…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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July 13, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire,   As expected the beast has raised it’s hungry cold snivelling head…
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Playing at this year’s SWIFF (Screenwave International Film Festival) and released on DVD last week, Finnish film Dogs Don’t Wear Pants is a darkly comic exploration of loss, grief and rediscovery set in the BDSM scene (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism, Masochism).
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July 13, 2020

At the Movies: ‘Dogs Don’t Wear Pants’ reviewed by Rod O’Hara

Playing at this year’s SWIFF (Screenwave International Film Festival) and released on DVD last week,…
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An exciting new Bellingen Shire -wide program 'Connect and Go Go Go' was launched yesterday.  The program is designed to help our senior citizens who are socially isolated, or at risk of social isolation, connect and engage with others.
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July 13, 2020

Connect and Go Go Go- Providing Social Connectedness for our Seniors.

An exciting new Shire -wide program 'Connect and Go Go Go' was launched yesterday.  The…
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July 13, 2020

Changes to Signage for Regulated Parking Areas within Bellingen

Bellingen Shire Council has recently undertaken the development of a Parking Management Strategy to improve…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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July 6, 2020

Latest update from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic with Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellingen Shire   Everyone is talking about the Covid 19 outbreak in Victoria. Well…
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This week At the Movies, Rod O'Hara reviews Invisible man, this quite chilling retelling of the HG Wells classic, Australian director Leigh Whannell incorporates domestic abuse and gaslighting into his film of unseen malevolence, resulting in a piece that could be a little too real for a lot of viewers.
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July 6, 2020

At the Movies: ‘Invisible Man’ reviewed by Rod O’Hara Bellingen Video Connection

In this quite chilling retelling of the HG Wells classic, Australian director Leigh Whannell incorporates…
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From the Garden with Fi Morgan explores growing snow peas in the Bellingen Shire.
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June 29, 2020

From the Garden with Fi Morgan: Last Chance for Snowpeas

While peas don't tend to grow so well in the Bellinger valley area (they tend…
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