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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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July 12, 2021

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

Dear Bellinger Shire, 13th July 2001.   Well here we go again. Just some stark…
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the Housing Matters Action Group and flatmate.com are working together to develop a pilot program -The Community Hosting Program
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June 28, 2021

Community Tackles Housing Crisis Response with Community Hosting

Following Bellingen Shire Council’s recent housing crisis declaration, the Housing Matters Action Group and flatmate.com…
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Valery Trails and Horseriding Centre is a valuable resourse for the Bellingen Shire offering services for local kids, Riding for the Disabled and more.
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June 21, 2021

Valery Trails and Horse Riding Centre – an incredible place at our doorstep

Hello good reader. I’m a Disability Support Worker for the Coffs region and the following…
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The Commonwealth Government supports the continuation and expansion of the Bellingen Riverwatch Program to include testing for invertebrates.
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June 7, 2021

Commonwealth Government Supports Bellingen Riverwatch Citizen Science Program to Continue and Expand

Bellingen Riverwatch, one of the largest water quality monitoring programs taking place in NSW, has…
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The creators of the Bello Show Meatloaf, Linda Hillman and Irene Chesterman, share their famous Bello Show Meatloaf recipe.
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May 10, 2021

For Old Times Sake: Bello Show Meatloaf

Anyone else out there lament the absence of one of Bellingen Show's mainstays this year?…
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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 19, 2021

$300,000 Secured to Fund Local Recovery Plan, More Than $1million Awarded to our Region

I am pleased to announce that our Shire has successfully secured $300,000 of Resilience NSW…
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A series of three FREE workshops called “Your Business Resilience” specially designed for Bellingen Shire businesses will kick off on Thursday 27 May 2021.
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April 19, 2021

Your Business Resilience: Strengthening Bello Shire Businesses

A series of three FREE workshops specially designed for Bellingen Shire businesses will kick off…
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Bellingen Shire Council is managing existing closures on Waterfall Way and is working with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to commence recovery works.
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March 29, 2021

Community Update from Bellingen Shire Council – Stay Home & Stay Safe

Bellingen Shire Council continues to focus all of its Operational resources towards managing existing closures…
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March 22, 2021

Community Update – Stay Home and Stay Safe

At 5pm 22 March 2021 Waterfall Way closed to all traffic – Myers Bluff, Thora.…
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March 22, 2021

They Are Back. Tree-O Gallery Artist Showcase

After a very long year of social distancing, the gang at Tree-O Gallery are back…
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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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March 15, 2021

The Bellingen Shire Housing Crisis: Mayor Dominic King talks local solutions

This week we chat with Bellingen Shire Mayor Dominic King about the current housing crisis…
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Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic
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March 9, 2021

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

Dear Bellingen Shire 9 March 2021   Happy International Women’s Day for yesterday! The official…
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Bellingen local Frankie Mayes understands the Bellingen Shire Housing Crisis first-hand as a renter who is currently at risk of becoming homeless.
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March 8, 2021

The Bellingen Shire Housing Crisis: At the Coalface with Frankie Mayes

Frankie Mayes understands the current local housing crisis more than most.  Having moved back to…
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Clean Up Australia Day saw the Dorrigo Mountain Top & Dandarrga  Landcare Groups with Environmental friends clean up the Dorrigo Mountain
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March 8, 2021

Clean Up Australia Day on the Dorrigo Mountain: The Holmes Report

By Ruth Holmes The Dorrigo Mountain Top & Dandarrga  Landcare Groups with Environmental friends cleaned…
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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