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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

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

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Dear Bellingen Shire,   As expected the beast has raised it’s hungry cold snivelling head again! Sounds a bit over the top -and for most that is true, however for…

Alchemy of Bellingen sets the benchmark for local business

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Amidst the current sense of chaos and uncertainty, there is a shining light. Setting the standard for quality service, peer support and working together for the common good of their…

From the garden with Fi Morgan talks about growing citrus in the bellingen Shire and the common pests and diseases.

From the Garden with Fi Morgan: A few things about citrus trees

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It’s the time of the year when citrus trees are laden and you can barely give the fruit away. As there are entire books devoted to caring for citrus and…

Maggie Porter and Rosie Wickert are two of the organisers of Arts Week 2021, 10th-17th January, being hailed as a cultural collaboration across the Shire.  After a year in the cultural doldrums due to forced cancellations, the Shire is hungry for what promises to be a week of immersion in the arts.

Collaborative Creativity Provides the Energy for a Week of Art

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Maggie Porter and Rosie Wickert are two of the organisers of Arts Week 2021, being hailed as a cultural collaboration across the Shire.  After a year in the cultural doldrums…

 'Write Between the Eyes'  is a series of podcasts with five major author talents, all of whom were to be headliners at the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2020.

Write Between The Eyes- Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

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The Festival continues in a unique and engaging way.  ‘Write Between the Eyes’  is a series of podcasts with five major author talents, all of whom were to be headliners…

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).

At the Movies: ‘Dogs Don’t Wear Pants’ reviewed by Rod O’Hara

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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…

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