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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 Bellinger Shire, 12 October 2021.   Some days, y’know, the juices just don’t rise, and the best advice is to walk away to go get some catch up sleep….

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 Bellinger Shire, 6 October 2021.   So it’s all about to change. In days of yore in Medicine before there was much knowledge, technology, evidence, standards, successful treatments, cures…

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 Bellinger Shire, 28 September 2021.   You know the old game of “guess what is missing here?”  A most excoriating intellectual challenge –: not to see what is present…

This week Bellingen's Dr Trevor Cheney was awarded with the Rural Doctors Association of NSW Bowman Cutter Award 2020 to acknowledge his exceptional services to RDANSW and his strong, ongoing advocacy for rural doctors and rural healthcare.

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

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Dear Bellinger Shire, 21 September 2021.   We mark anniversaries and points in time.  Maybe it’s because they help give meaning to this finite thing we have in a life. Perhaps…

In this week's edition of Bello Food Gardening, Fi Morgan introduces us to growing members of the sunflower family including Yacon and jerusalem Artichokes.

Bello Food Gardening with Fi Morgan- The Sunflower Family

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Yacon Smallanthus sonchifolius (previously Polymnia sonchifolia and P. edulis). This is one of those edibles that you won’t find in the supermarket, which is fine as it grows so easily…

A series of six workshops based on food security will be run at the Northbank Community Garden Bellingen over the next few months.

Community Collaboration is the Key to Food Security

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Just imagine if our access to safe and nutritious food was under threat.  The Covid Pandemic, coming on the heels of severe drought and bushfires across Eastern Australia, has raised…

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