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.

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Bellingen Harvest Expo happens Saturday 23rd June 2018 at the Bellingen Showgrounds. The Bellingen Harvest Expo is organised by the Bellingen Produce markets which happen each fortnight. This event draws food producers from across the NSW mid north coast. The aim is to collect organic, biodynamic food producers together to showcase and sell their produce in Bellingen.

Bellingen Harvest Expo: a gastronomic feast

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Bellingen Harvest Expo is happening again next Saturday 23rd June at the Bellingen Showgrounds and is promising to be a “gastronomic feast for food lovers,” says Harvest Expo organiser Gloria…

I Love Bello Shire reveals that Bello Winter Music has something for everyone at this year's line up in Bellingen

Bello Winter Music has something for everyone!

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With just four weeks to go until the fourth annual Bello Winter Music, tickets are selling fast and once again, it’s shaping up to host a diverse crowd of all…

I Love Bello Shire interviews Greg Butler of Butlers Pantry Cafe, the new face on Bellingen's Church Street strip

Backchat: Greg Butler of Butlers Pantry

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Butlers Pantry is the new face on Bellingen’s Church Street cafe strip, offering a healthy take on some good old staples.  Where most cafes and restaurants offer a few gluten-free…

I Love Bello Shire interviews Alicia Tuckerman who released her debut novel in 2018 called If I Tell You. Alicia's novel was inspired by the lack of young adult fiction featuring lesbian protagonists. Alicia will be appearing at the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival over the June long weekend.

Alicia Tuckerman at Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival

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Perth based Alicia Tuckerman only released her first novel ‘If I Tell You” this year, but is quickly becoming a driving force for young LGBT voices.  In the novel she…

Bello Winter Music have a star studded line up of stars for the gala Night Opening at Bellingen Memorial hall, including Deb Conway.

Bello Winter Music- Opening Night Gala

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Now is the time to secure your tickets for Bello Winter Music’s Opening Night Gala, the star studded event on Thursday 12 July that gets the festival party started and…

I Love Bello Shire interviews Mark Renshaw of Big Fig Arts and Philip Senior of Arts network bellingen about the Pulp visual arts project which will provide a visual touch to this year's Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival

A visual feast will add flavour to Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival

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It’s not just our minds that will be stimulated at this year’s Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival.  Local visual artists will be “dressing up the town for a new look,…