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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…

Bellingen Riverwatch formed to monitor the health of the Bellinger and Kalang River systems and health of the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle.

Protecting Our Rivers and the Endangered Bellinger River Snapping Turtle

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The recent rain event in the Bellingen Shire has allowed a collective sigh of relief.  River levels have finally risen.  But what of the health of our river systems?  Will…

Australia Day- The Peoples’ Day Urunga. Recognising all peoples as one.

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There is a palpable ‘buzz’ in Urunga at the moment.  The anticipation is building towards January 26th. The entire community has come together in preparation for Urunga’s Australia Day event,…

Pia Etteldorf and husband Ray have owned and managed the Old Butter Factory Café in Bellingen since 2009, which is now a bustling hub of the town.

Backchat: Pia Etteldorf- Old Butter Factory Café Bellingen

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Pia Etteldorf and husband Ray have owned and managed the Old Butter Factory Café in Bellingen since 2009. “We took over the Café from Robert & Guus Brunnekref on the…

Screenwave International Film Festival '20 (SWIFF) launches into high gear action this Thursday January 9th. We interview SWIFF team member Saige Browne.

Saige Browne Riding the Wave to the Big Screen- SWIFF ’20.

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The much-anticipated Screenwave International Film Festival ’20 (SWIFF) clicks into high gear action this Thursday January 9th.  Now in its fifth year, SWIFF is the fastest-growing film festival in Regional…

Tony Prior has worked in fire management roles in the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) for 26 years and sees climate change as our biggest risk.

NPWS Tony Prior talks fire management in changing times.

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The collective anxiety that has been palpable over the past few months across the Bellingen Shire due to fire, appears to have abated somewhat since the much needed rain over…

The Bellingen Chamber of Commerce has one primary focus- to sustainably improve the business environment and economic climate of our community.

The Quiet Achiever- Bellingen Chamber of Commerce President Libby Park

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The Bellingen Chamber of Commerce stands squarely on the platform ‘Strong Business- Strong Community’.  Its main focus is to sustainably improve the business environment and economic climate of our community and…

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