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 on the Our Stories tab in the menu at the top of this page. We hope you enjoy…

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A community project worth celebrating

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The Bellingen Memorial Hall (affectionately known as the Mem Hall), is set for an impressive $4.054m redevelopment – citing increased inclusion, access and broader usage of this facility as the…

Rod from I Love Bello Shire chats with Rebecca Beaton of Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga about her role as manager and what she loves about the Bellingen Shire

Backchat: Rebecca Beaton- Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

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Rebecca Beaton has been managing the Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga for the past 5 years and knows she is on to a good thing.  “We have a fantastic team at…

The International day of People with Disability will be cekebrated in the Bellingen Shire with a Community Celebration on the Green at the Urunga Neighbourhood Centre. Chiara Richmond-Manno shares her personal story with disability.

International Day of People with Disability enriched by Chiara’s personal story.

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Bellingen’s Chiara Richmond-Manno has a simple message for ‘International Day of People with Disability’- “just give us a chance”.  At 21 years old Chiara is in “a great place now-…

Bellingen writer Elisa Hall is awarded Highly Commended in the Hope Prize- a short story competition conducted by the Brotherhood Of St Laurence. Her story Radiance has been published in the colecction of prize winners called Hope Shines.

Hope Shines Through with Radiance

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Bellingen-based artist Elisa Hall, a relative newcomer to the world of fiction writing, has been recognised for her debut short story ‘Radiance’ in this year’s Hope Prize short story competition….

Woodwork, Design and Technology students prepare for "Arbour", the upcoming exhibition of their final year works at Bellingen Gallery and Framing Studio Bellingen.

“Arbor” -celebrating woodwork, design and technology

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Table saws, lathes and routers are momentarily silenced as the anticipation builds for “Arbor”– the annual exhibition showcasing the final works of this year’s cohort of Woodwork, Design and Technology…

come and see robin hood at the dorrigo gazette theatre.

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood- Review

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So Bluegrass and Pink Ribbon are over, but now it’s the green men and women of Sherwood Forest taking from the rich to give to the poor. Dorrigo Drama Club’s…