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…

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…

Time for the FACTS- Logging of the Kalang Headwaters will affect the whole Shire

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Across the entire Bellingen Shire it seems everyone has an opinion about the Forestry Department’s impending logging of the Kalang Headwaters.  Rumours are flying around and common misnomers are boldly…

The Aboriginal Lands Council, Urunga Neighbourhood Centre and Bellingen Shire Council are organising NAIDOC week celebrations on 11th July at the Urunga.

Urunga Set to Rock During NAIDOC Week

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Urunga is set to come alive with indigenous culture for this year’s NAIDOC week celebrations.  To quote Lachlan Skinner (Coffs Harbour Local Aboriginal Lands Council Community Relations and Engagement Officer)………..

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…

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…

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