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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 here. We hope you enjoy…

I Love Bello Shire interviews Scott Myers of Bellingen Pharmacy about work as a pharmacist in Bellingen,life outside work and his local doppelganger.

Backchat with Scott Myers – Bellingen Pharmacy

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Much-loved local Pharmacist Scott Myers found Bellingen via Victoria and Port Douglas.  “I think I’m onto a winner here,” says Scott.  When he isn’t compounding chemicals, you’ll find this chilled…

brian nankervis will be presenting at the bello winter music festival in bellingen.

Surprise Duets & Brian Nankervis – Bello Winter Music Festival Bellingen

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Surprise Duets and Brian Nankervis at Bello Winter Music! If you want to see musicians in a new light then Bello Winter Music is the place to be … Bread…

Bellingen Memorial Hall restoration has begun. We chat to locals about their memories of the Hall and their wish to see it as our local creative hub again.

You must remember this: Bellingen Memorial Hall

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For anyone who has lived in Bellingen, the Bellingen Memorial Hall conjures up memories of community, nights out, thrilling performances, concerts and children running about while the music plays.  “Our…

This week marks the first anniversary of Za'atar Bellingen. Rod interviews owner and chef Nissim Boshari about his falafel, heritage and so much more.

Backchat – Nissim Boshari Za’atar Bellingen

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This week marks the first anniversary of Za’atar Bellingen.  For those of us who’ve indulged in Za’atar’s hummus and falafels, this milestone is one worth celebrating.  And if you haven’t…

For 25 years OzGREEN has been educating people around the world, enabling them to take action to improve their environment. Anton Juodvalkis is the new CEO.

OzGREEN. New leadership brings revitalised vigour.

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Bellingen’s Anton Juodvalkis stepped up as OzGREEN’s new CEO in January and  he is keenly aware of the huge shoes he is filling.   “I am continuously amazed by the…

Our inspiring Bellingen youth have created a grassroots initiative 'Youth for Refugees' to raise money for recently settled refugee families in our region.

Youth for Refugees- Bellingen youth taking the lead

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Our inspiring Bellingen youth have created a grassroots initiative ‘Youth for Refugees’ to raise money for recently settled refugee families in our region. “This is a completely independent and Bello…

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