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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.
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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
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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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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
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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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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.
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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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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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June 15, 2020

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

Dear Bellingen Shire   First the good news this week. After 10s of thousands of…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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June 8, 2020

Update from the Covid 19 Clinic- Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellingen Shire   We have been given permission to get out and about. This…
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Anna Janzio of Weave Bellingen has managed to escape the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic as her business has flourished through staying true to her values and the support of her local customers.
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June 1, 2020

Anna Jandzio weaving her creativity, values and wisdom

When Anna Jandzio and husband Tim first drove into Bellingen township more than 13 years…
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OzGREENS's Anton and Anna Juodvalkis' message for World Environment Day June 5th is simple. Immerse yourself in nature every day and then you'll feel the need to protect it.
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June 1, 2020

OzGREEN’s Anton and Anna Juodvalkis embracing biodiversity.

"Immerse yourself in nature on a regular basis. Walk in it, sit in it, play…
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June 1, 2020

I’m not a racist but …….. It’s No Holds Barred at Bellingen’s Poetry Slam

It's in your face, raw, honest, political and edgy.  Since its inception in the 1980's,…
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Bellingen Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre and three Branch Libraries will re-open under revised operating hours and conditions to reflect the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the most recent Public Health Order.
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June 1, 2020

Council’s Customer Service Centre & Branch Libraries Re-Open

Bellingen Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre and three Branch Libraries will re-open under revised operating…
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Bellingen Shire Council Mayor discusses the decisions around the Commonwealth’s Disaster Recovery and Resilience funds
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May 25, 2020

From the Mayor – Our Shire’s Disaster Funding Discussions & Decisions

Thankfully, our Shire’s seaboard was spared from the most severe impacts of the recent bushfire…
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In 2020 Reconciliation Australia marks twenty years of shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation, with celebrations commencing tomorrow to mark National Reconciliation Week. We chat with Uncle Cecil Briggs about traditional indigenous traditions and how these might bring hope for a reconciled future.
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May 25, 2020

National Reconciliation Week. Uncle Cecil- knowledge holder and visionary.

In 2020 Reconciliation Australia marks twenty years of shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and…
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After weeks of locked-down brainstorming, planning and literary juggling, the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival BRWF Creative Team is excited to announce new digital iterations of select events originally planned for the canceled 2020 festival.
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May 25, 2020

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival 2020 Returns… Virtually

After weeks of locked-down brainstorming, planning and literary juggling, the BRWF Creative Team is excited…
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Each Wednesday morning the Mylestom-Urunga, Dorrigo and Bellingen Chambers of Commerce lead a Zoom discussion with business owners across the Shire.  It's a chance to voice concerns and share what is happening.  But as we emerge from the brutal effects of 'lockdown', it is also an opportunity to discuss strategies to 'Restart the Bellingen Shire'.
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May 25, 2020

An Important Resource from the Bellingen Shire Chambers of Commerce

Each Wednesday morning the Mylestom-Urunga, Dorrigo and Bellingen Chambers of Commerce lead a Zoom discussion…
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Know that there is now always someone to have a chat- anytime, anywhere.  'Have a Chat' is another timely initiative of the Pandemic Response Neighbourhood Care Network (NCN)- connecting people with people.
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May 11, 2020

It’s time to ‘Have a Chat’. Connecting People with People

Know that there is now always someone to have a chat- anytime, anywhere.  'Have a…
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May 4, 2020

Commercial tenancies – negotiations between tenants and landlords

Bellingen Chamber of Commerce President Libby Park recently partook in a webinar on commercial tenancies,…
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May 4, 2020

We need to talk. The unspoken health impacts of Covid-19 on our youth.

Social restrictions, increased screen-time and reduced opportunities for sport and hobbies could be taking its…
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Our words of Wisdom from Lisa Brown Psychologist. This week Lisa discusses relationships, love and compassion in the time of Covid-19
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April 27, 2020

Words of Wisdom- Relationships, Love, Compassion and Covid-19.

Relationships by Lisa Brown, Psychologist...........................   Perhaps the gift of COVID-19 lies in waking us…
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April 27, 2020

Bellingen Shire businesses now eligible for $10,000 Bushfire Grants Scheme

Businesses across the Shire have been doing it tough for months.  The combined effects of…
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We talk to Dean Besley, Coordinator of the Bello Youth Hub about the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on our youth and local services available for helping them.
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April 20, 2020

Our youth in the time of Covid-19- Dean Besley Bellingen Youth Hub

How is social distancing affecting our youth?  Should our kids be returning to school? Is…
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Our words of Wisdom from Lisa Brown Psychologist. This week Lisa discusses relationships, love and compassion in the time of Covid-19
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April 20, 2020

Words of Wisdom from Lisa Brown- Dealing with Difficult Emotions

As human beings we often resist change, and change triggered by COVID-19 presents many external…
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The CWA of NSW is holding a virtual scone fundraiser
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April 20, 2020

CWA members put ‘virtual’ scones on the menu

This time each year, CWA of NSW members from across the state are preparing to…
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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 20, 2020

Mayor Dominic King Seeks Federal & State Stimulus Support

Bellingen Shire Council Mayor, Cr Dominic King, is again calling on the Federal and State…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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April 13, 2020

A letter to the community- Dr Trevor Cheney

Dear Bellingen Shire, You have done very well. We still are not experiencing the epidemic…
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Our words of Wisdom from Lisa Brown Psychologist. This week Lisa discusses relationships, love and compassion in the time of Covid-19
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April 13, 2020

Words of Wisdom – Psychologist Lisa Brown Part 2

As we wake up each day to the COVID-19 pandemic there are a range of…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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April 6, 2020

Covid-19 Clinic Update- Dr Trevor Cheney’s weekly report

Bellingen's Dr Trevor Cheney reports about the current Covid-19 situation..........   So far, so good.…
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April 6, 2020

Keeping you informed, connected and represented- Bellingen Chamber of Commerce

The heightened noise and confusion in the air is real – wouldn't you agree? We…
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Our words of Wisdom from Lisa Brown Psychologist. This week Lisa discusses relationships, love and compassion in the time of Covid-19
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April 6, 2020

Words of Wisdom in this time of chaos- Lisa Brown Psychologist

Collectively we have experienced much stress over the past few months and this stress can…
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