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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…

Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic

Update from the Bellingen Covid-19 Clinic with Dr Trevor Cheney

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So in a week that Australia launches into an “ on again” phase of the on again-off again pandemic (that will be the reality for the next couple of years),…

From the Garden with Fi Morgan explores growing snow peas in the Bellingen Shire.

From the Garden with Fi Morgan: Last Chance for Snowpeas

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While peas don’t tend to grow so well in the Bellinger valley area (they tend to do really well until about flowering time then suddenly wither to nothing), snowpeas are…

The Two Way Street Program pairs learner drivers with volunteer supervisors to help clock up the necessary 120 hours. It is a community initiative facilitated by the Bello Youth Hub, run completely by volunteers on the smell of an oily rag.

A Two Way Street To Success

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Like most initiatives conceived in the Bellingen Shire, ‘Two Way Street’ came about because a group of community minded ‘doers’ perceived a need. “Its the usual magical Bellingen story that exemplifies…

Secretary of the Artspace Urunga discusses The current members' exhibition at Artspace Urunga 'Cut to the Bone and Alone'- explores the many themes around funding cuts, their impact on the arts and artists and the added insult of forced isolation and exhibition cancellations.

The Power of Creativity: Helen Aiken Artspace Urunga

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What better medium to stimulate discussion around funding cuts to the arts than through art itself? The current members’ exhibition at Artspace Urunga ‘Cut to the Bone and Alone’- explores…

This week at the movies, Rod O'Hara from Bellingen Video Connection reviews Call of the Wild, the latest incarnation of the 1903 Jack London book

At the Movies: ‘Call Of The Wild’ reviewed by Rod O’Hara Bellingen Video Connection

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Based on the 1903 Jack London book, this latest incarnation of Call Of The Wild varies slightly from the original story but it is still a heart-warming adventure tale. It…

Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic

Update from the Covid-19 Clinic: Dr Trevor Cheney

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Dear Bellingen Shire   First: updating on good and bad news; and then pondering of a dilemma.   Mid North coast still has no known cases of Covid 19!  …

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