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…

Women lead this year’s Bellingen Anzac Day Parade

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The 2018 Bellingen Anzac Day Parade next Wednesday will be led by the six female members of the Bellinger River RSL Sub-Branch (from left- Susan Lumsdaine, Kaye Barr, Valda Watt,…

Open Home Online, Anne Stuart is the new Propert Manager at Open Home Online and chats to Rod at I Love Bello Shire

Backchat: Anne Stuart from Open Home Online

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This fun-loving, motorbike enthusiast, is now the Property Manager at Open Home Online for the Bellingen Shire.  With 12 years of Property Management experience, Anne Stuart knows her stuff.  Three…

Meredith taylor discovered Dorrigo Peppers on her farm west of Dorrigo. I Love Bello Shire

Dorrigo Peppers discovered on Dorrigo’s farm o’ plenty

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The recent discovery of Dorrigo Peppers on an already thriving farm just outside of Dorrigo, could be the ‘pot of gold’ every farmer dreams about.  Owners Meredith Taylor and Chris…

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Love is in the Air at Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2018

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This year’s Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival has an awe inspiring line-up of writers who represent a wide variety of writing genres.  One genre which will be explored at the…

Bees in the hive

‘As sweet as honey’- Bellingen Shire’s honey story

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Bellingen Shire’s honey story is a rich one and one we thought worth exploring for our ‘Season of Food’ promotion.  We are fortunate to have many registered honey beekeepers in…

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Bellinger River Organics- a story of love and toil

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Young farming couple Chris Fleming and Melanie Proud owns ‘Bellinger River Organics’, nestled on the banks of the Bellinger River in Thora.  The couple are “passionate about nutrient dense Organic…