If you really want to know something about a place, ask a local. We have done this for you with our many stories of locals across the Bellingen Shire including Bellingen, Dorrigo, Urunga, Mylestom. Everyone in our Valley has a story to tell. Some come from families who have lived here for many generations, and others have discovered this beautiful region and made it their home.

Below are our most recent stories which change weekly. For more Local Stories, click here. We hope you enjoy…

Components Cafe Dorrigo owners Harry & Josh, Bellingen Cafe, where to eat Bellingen, things to do bellingen, Dorrigo national park,

All the Components of a great Dorrigo Cafe

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Harry Buchanan (top left), one half of the Components Café team, grew up in Dorrigo with his 2 brothers, and at school’s end he decided  the next phase of his…

Caitlin’s Spirit of the Rainforest

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The first time I meet Caitlin Hockey my feet are cooling in the crystal clear waters at Valla and the smell of freshly baked lemon myrtle damper wafts through the…

Rod chats with Justin Brow of Bikey Fixey, who sets up at People of Coffee in Bellingen on the first Saturday of each month to fix bikes for free.

Backchat: Justin Brow of Bikey Fixey

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So what is Bikey Fixey?  “In short, we fix bikes,” says Justin Brow.  “For free.” Most of us will have a once-loved bike sitting in the back shed collecting cobwebs…

'Buoyancy' opens Saturday 28th September at the Urunga Art Space and promises to be another expertly curated show featuring a multitude of art medium.

Performing Sand Artist John Thiering at the Urunga Art Space

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Next weekend the Bellingen Shire community will be treated to another creative extravaganza at the Urunga Art Space.  Despite the relative infancy of this artistic hub, exhibitions at the the…

Stan Cork Machinery Dorrigo is the archetypal farmers' business- run by local farmers for local farmers.  It represents loyalty, dependability and stability.

Stan Cork Machinery stands bold and dependable

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Stan Cork Machinery sits proudly on the eastern approach to Dorrigo township and has done so since 1983.  It is the archetypal ‘farmers’ business- run by local farmers for local…

Michelle McFadyen- pushing boundaries for a life less ordinary

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“When I do something I can’t half do it”, says Michelle McFadyen.  Despite the name McFadyen being so representative of the ‘old Bellingen’, this McFadyen could only be described as…

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