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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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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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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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April 13, 2020

Food Photography Tips- Good enough to eat

Make your menu mouthwateringly irresistible! Maybe you’re a restauranteur and want to promote a few…
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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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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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