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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…

Desmae Harrison is 76 and is aware that her lifetime experiences and being a woman is important in her role as Councillor at Bellingen Shire Council.

Women in Politics- A Local Perspective: Desmae Harrison

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Desmae Harrison reluctantly wears the title of ‘elder’.  But she is keenly aware that her lifetime of experiences coupled with being a woman brings an important and different dimension to…

George Bradford has only been the supervisor of the Dorrigo National Park Rainforest Centre for a little over a year but has certainly made his mark. Rod from I Love Bello Shire interviews him about the future of the National Park and much more.

Backchat: George Bradford- Dorrigo National Park Rainforest Centre

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George Bradford has only been the Supervisor of the Dorrigo National Park Rainforest Centre for just over a year but has certainly made his mark on this iconic landmark.  The…

Women in Politics- A Local Perspective: Jennie Fenton

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The well-worn adage ‘women need to work harder’ remains an unfortunate truth in the workplace.  Anecdotally, many women still lament the difficulty in winning influence or being heard in male…

Anna Joy of Bellingen Shire Council has been instrumental in organising the Community BBQ for Mental Health Awareness Month that will be happening at Dangar Falls in Dorrigo on Thursday 24th October 2019.

Our Community in Safe Hands- Anna Joy of Bellingen Shire Council

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For most of us who call the Bellingen Shire ‘home’, we are very aware of just how lucky we are.  The stunning and varied natural environment coupled with the richness…

The pulse of the town is quickening as Dorrigo prepares for the 18th Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival over the weekend of the 25th-27th October.

Let the music play: The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

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The pulse of the town is quickening as Dorrigo prepares for the 18th Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival over the weekend of the 25th-27th October. Each year local, national and…

Components Cafe Dorrigo owners Harry & Josh, Bellingen Cafe, where to eat Bellingen, things to do bellingen, Dorrigo national park,

All the Components of a great Dorrigo Cafe

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Harry Buchanan (top left), one half of the Components Café team, grew up in Dorrigo with his 2 brothers, and at school’s end he decided  the next phase of his…

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