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…

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.

Fires Near Me- Our New Reality.

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By this time last year we were glued to our ‘Fires Near Me’ App, while anxiously clearing around our homes and setting up make-shift sprinkler systems.  Twelve months later we…

Fi Morgan- From Behind the Garden

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Our weekly ‘From the Garden’ newsletter segment by Fi Morgan has gained a cult following.  Her no-nonsense, local gardening advice has certainly struck a chord.  It came about at a…

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 14 September 2020   Doin’ well. NSW doin’ well. Qld Ok but on alert , Victoria at least looking better. The horrible infection rates in the rest…

This week Rod O'Hara of Bellingen Video Connection reviews Blood Vessel, what he describes as a great little Aussie Vampire movie.

At the Movies: ‘Blood Vessel’ reviewed by Rod O’Hara Bellingen Video Connection

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In a nutshell, Blood Vessel is a great little Aussie Vampire Flick. The second film directed by Justin Dix (Crawlspace is his first), Blood Vessel actually debuted at MonsterFest in…

rfs get ready weekend in the bellingen shire this weekend.

Get Ready Weekend – Rural Fire Brigade Information Days

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Have a Get Ready Weekend with family, friends and neighbours   Bellingen Shire Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready…

Bellingen Growers Market steps up to provide garden plants after cancellation of the Bellingen Spring Plant Fair.

Bellingen Growers Market Steps Up with Hot News for Gardeners

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The cancellation of the 30th Birthday Party of Bellingen Autumn and Spring Plant Fair caused disappointment as the beauty of Spring made us all think about replanting our Gardens.   Bellingen…

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