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…

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.

Let’s Chat: Dr Trevor Cheney Awarded for Service to Rural Medicine

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Bellingen’s Dr Trevor Cheney has generously kept our community informed and let’s be honest, entertained, on a weekly basis since the outset of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Australia.  His weekly…

The Bellingen Growers Artisans Market is ahhpening again this year at The Bellingen Showgrounds Saturday December 12th.

Bellingen Growers Artisans Market Promises a Feast of Artistic Treasures

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It’s that time of year again.  Despite a year of cancellations and disruptions, no one is cancelling Christmas or the much-awaited annual Bellingen Growers Artisans Market, where you can purchase…

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

How’s the Bellingen Shire Property Market? By Nathan Cardow

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Welcome to our monthly real estate report for November 2020   As we head towards the end of 2020, the post Covid property rush continues to surge ahead for our beautiful region….

A Snapshot in Time – Bellingen Writers Today

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Regardless, COVID or no, or any other perceived obstacles, WRITERS have to WRITE, play to their muse…so on Saturday November 28th a FREE Book Launch and Panel Discussion will be…

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 17 November 2020 Today brought to you by the letter R Refrain Repetition Replay. Round. The world moves Relentlessly forward in modern western thought, but so many…

This month's group exhibition at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre 'One Fine Day', features the intriguing works of Sally Hook. This week we interview Sally about her work with clay.

One Fine Day with Ceramicist Sally Hook at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre

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This month’s group exhibition at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre- ‘One Fine Day’, features the intriguing works of Sally Hook.  “I have worked with clay for 40 years.  Clay is potential,”…

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