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…

The Dorrigo Dramatic Club has been keeping the stage alive since 1955 through the enthusiasm and hard work of its voluntary members.

Dorrigo Dramatic Club keeping the stage alive since 1955.

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It is a chilly Dorrigo morning as past and present  Dorrigo Dramatic Club members gather in the  foyer of the Don Dorrigo Theatre.  The group huddle around a bar heater….

A peaceful protest camp has emerged on the Horseshoe Road Bellingen to block the proposed logging of the Kalang Headwaters.

Kalang’s ‘Biodiversity Embassy’- speaking for the trees

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A dedicated team of concerned Bellingen Shire citizens are now camped along Horseshoe Rd at its intersection with Middle Camp Rd, just over 20km from the Waterfall Way turn off.  “Significant…

Jenny Hutchins is the creative inspiration at the heart of 'Smallhavens', making fairy houses, doors, tiny bikes and of course, fairies.

Smallhavens- sharing the magic of fairies

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If you live in Bellingen you may have spotted a fairy door or two around town. Jenny Hutchins is the creative inspiration at the heart of ‘Smallhavens’ and is very…

Seventeen Artist Blacksmiths from around Australia have created original works for the 'Discovery FE26' exhibition at the Nexus Gallery in Bellingen.

Forged from Steel: Artist Blacksmiths conveying the meeting of cultures

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It is 200 years since John Oxley’s expedition to cross into the Hastings- a time of true cultural significance for NSW.  His party were the first Europeans to discover the…

BCAC supporting our creatives for more than 20 years.

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The Nexus Gallery, nestled within Bellingen’s Old Butter Factory precinct, has been a ‘must-visit’ attraction for locals and visitors to our region for 14 years now.  Every month the team…

Rocky Hollingsworth has been cooking up a storm at Bellingen Valley Lodge for 6 months and loves the opportunity to cook solo in his own space.

Backchat with Rocky Hollingsworth of Bellingen Valley Lodge

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Rocky Hollingsworth has been cooking up a storm for many years in the Bellingen Shire.  This ‘true local’ is just about to celebrate 6 months as principal chef at the…

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