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

Bellingen Shire's biennial Open Up To Art weekend, occurring May 3-5, is bringing together a diverse collection of visual artists from multiple disciplines.

Open Up to Art will inspire, excite and challenge

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Bellingen Shire’s biennial Open Up To Art (OUTA) weekend, occurring on the first weekend in May, is bringing together a diverse collection of visual artists from multiple disciplines to excite,…

The Urunga Women's Football Team has gained the reputation as 'a force to be reckoned with', which has a lot to do with their coach Trevor Martin. I Love Bello Shire Interviewed Trevor at the beginning of their 2019 season.

Backchat: Urunga Women’s Football Coach Trevor Martin

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The Urunga Women’s Football Team has gained the reputation as ‘a force to be reckoned with’ and this is in no small way due to their dedicated but extremely humble…

Fiona patten will be replacing Clementine Ford at the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019.

Program Changes to Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019

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Unfortunately feminist author/journalist Clementine Ford has had to cancel her previously announced appearances at the upcoming Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival 2019 on 7-9 June. “I offer my sincere apologies,…

Bellingen band Rear Wheel Drive are launching their first album on Saturday night at the Federal Hotel Bellingen and fans are brimming with excitement.

The wait is over- Rear Wheel Drive album launch

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Anticipation is building.  Local band Rear Wheel Drive is launching their much-awaited first album on Saturday night at the Federal Hotel Bellingen and fans are brimming with excitement.  For the…

Crime and mystery is a fictional genre that will be explored fully at this year's Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival.

‘Whodunit- Crime and Mystery’ Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

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Writing a good crime novel, one that draws the reader in and maintains the suspense to the last page, must be difficult, soulful work. Crime and mystery novels often take…

I Love Bello Shire chats with Mark Oliver- chairperson of the Bellingen Memorial Hall about the pending transformation of the building

Grand plans for our old dame- The Bellingen Memorial Hall.

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Community excitement surrounding the pending upgrade and restoration of the Bellingen Memorial Hall is palpable.  Event organisers, artists, festival-goers and the community at large are now realising the significance that…