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…

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…

The Greatest Show on the Plateau is Back!

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It’s official, it’s on, and it will be great; the Plateau’s premier rural display, Dorrigo Show, has been confirmed for November 26 and 27. After being forced, reluctantly, to cancel…

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…

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, 13th July 2001.   Well here we go again. Just some stark numbers first that speak for themselves: The announcement from the NSW Health Dept yesterday (Monday)…

Nathan Cardow of Cardow and Partners Property gives us his monthly report for the Bellingen Shire.

Monthly Bellingen Shire Property Report by Nathan Cardow

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Welcome to our monthly Bellingen Shire Property Report for June 2021. A wave of new COVID infections and back into lockdown we go! On speaking to people in the community…

Dr Trevor Cheney gives his weekly report from the Bellingen Shire Covid-19 Clinic

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

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Dear Bellinger Shire, 6th July 2021. Happy Birthday to the USA – or at least to the Foundation myth that established that great nation with its subsequent empire.  Though really,…

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