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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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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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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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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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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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Bellingen artist Wendy Tanner muses on the impacts of Covid-19 and her artwork 'Living in a Bubble' inspired by the times and social restrictions.
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June 22, 2020

Musings of an artist living in a bubble- by Wendy Tanner

When I first became aware of it, it was called the Coronavirus and it was…
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Bellingen Writers Festival, Online Event, I love Bello Shire
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June 8, 2020

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival returns – virtually

After weeks of locked-down brainstorming, planning and literary juggling, the BRWF Creative Team is excited…
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Bellingen Shire Council, Community Resilience Scholarship, i love bello shire
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June 8, 2020

Community Leadership & Resilience Scholarship Opportunity

If you're involved in a community organisation and live in the Bellingen Shire LGA (or…
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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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Di Knobloch has been volunteering for local Little Athletics for more than 10 years. This week we celebrate National Volunteers week and interview Di about her involvement.
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May 18, 2020

Di Knobloch- leading by example.

Di Knobloch has been volunteering for local Little Athletics for more than 10 years. "Basically…
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