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March 30, 2020

Reducing the risk of COVID-19 within your own home- your questions answered.

As the COVID-19 emergency continues, many of us have more questions than answers about how…
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March 30, 2020

Words of Wisdom from Jason John – Ecofaith

The series of devastating events over the past few months has resulted in our community…
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March 30, 2020

To mask or not to mask? That is the question. A ‘do-it-yourself’ face mask.

It is well understood that our healthcare professionals should be wearing face masks to reduce…
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March 23, 2020

Council’s Pandemic Response Plan is Activated

Our Shire’s Pandemic Response Plan has been activated, and Council’s internal Pandemic Response Working Group…
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March 23, 2020

Bellingen Chamber of Commerce Supporting our Community

Are you feeling confused? In these times of crisis, things are evolving at a rapid…
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March 16, 2020

Change Agent Lily Isobella- tackling challenges big and small

Lily Isobella describes herself as an activist, change agent, public speaker and general loud mouth…
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March 9, 2020

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival Announces Exciting Programme

Bob Brown, Julian Burnside, Kate Forsyth, John Marsden, Debra Adelaide, Paul Barry, Dave Graney, Louis…
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The Mantova Art Competition is the longest running art competition in Bellingen and runs in conjunction with the Bellingen Agricultural Show
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February 24, 2020

A reinvigorated Mantova retains a strong sense of history

A committed team of volunteers has set about reinvigorating Bellingen's Mantova Art Competition this year.…
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February 3, 2020

Urunga CWA celebrating 90 years of support and advocacy

The Urunga CWA will celebrate their 90th birthday Friday 14th February at the Ocean View…
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The Great Koala National Park Visitor Centre in Urunga are hosting a picnic breakfast for locals to show support for the establishment of a GKNP.
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February 3, 2020

The Great Koala National Park- Let’s Make It Happen

Recent bushfire events across the nation have further decimated already threatened koala colonies. Only yesterday…
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The Bellingen Youth Orchestra Sinfonia Group will be joined by pianist David Helfgott to host 'Fighting Fires with Music' on February 1st as a fundraiser.
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January 27, 2020

For the Love of Music. Annie Phelan- Bellingen Youth Orchestra

The Bellingen Youth Orchestra will be hosting 'Fighting Fires with Music' on February 1st as…
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Bellingen Riverwatch formed to monitor the health of the Bellinger and Kalang River systems and health of the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle.
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January 20, 2020

Protecting Our Rivers and the Endangered Bellinger River Snapping Turtle

The recent rain event in the Bellingen Shire has allowed a collective sigh of relief.…
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January 19, 2020

Australia Day- The Peoples’ Day Urunga. Recognising all peoples as one.

There is a palpable 'buzz' in Urunga at the moment.  The anticipation is building towards…
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Screenwave International Film Festival '20 (SWIFF) launches into high gear action this Thursday January 9th. We interview SWIFF team member Saige Browne.
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January 6, 2020

Saige Browne Riding the Wave to the Big Screen- SWIFF ’20.

The much-anticipated Screenwave International Film Festival '20 (SWIFF) clicks into high gear action this Thursday…
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The Bellingen Chamber of Commerce has one primary focus- to sustainably improve the business environment and economic climate of our community.
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December 16, 2019

The Quiet Achiever- Bellingen Chamber of Commerce President Libby Park

The Bellingen Chamber of Commerce stands squarely on the platform 'Strong Business- Strong Community'.  Its…
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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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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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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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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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