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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…

I Love Bello Shire interviews Neville Warwick about his 66 year involvement in the Mylestom Surf Life Saving Club and his work life for 47 years at Bellingen Shire Council

The Old Man and the Sea- local legend Neville Warwick

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Neville Warwick exudes a quiet satisfaction.  This iconic Mylestom man is content- life has afforded him “all I could have wanted,” says Neville. With his wife Thelma by his side…

Bello Winter Music sells out for the fourth year running

Bello Winter Music Saturday Tickets Sell Out For Fourth Year Running

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Bello Winter Music festival has yet again sold out of Saturday tickets with just over a week to go until Opening Night. Tickets are selling fast for the remaining three…

Waste Not Bellingen are targeting the Bello Winter Music 2018 to ensure that the level of food and plastic waste this year is reduced. I Love Bello Shire interviewed some of the Waste Notters about the strategies they will be using.

Get Out Damn Waste- Waste Not Bellingen targets Bello Winter Music

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Last year’s Bello Winter Music was an enormous success.  However, the streams of people enjoying the festivities resulted in a huge amount of waste being generated, particularly plastic cups. This…

Former media personality debbie Spillane talks to Rod Keers from I Love Bello Shire about her move to the mid north coast of NSW, her plans for 2BBB community radio station in bellingen, the bellingen Readers and Writers Festival and so much more.

Backchat: Former ABC journalist Debbie Spillane finds a new home at 2BBB

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Debbie Spillane only migrated north from Sydney 2 years ago, but has certainly made her mark on the Bellingen Shire.  Retiring from a long and successful career in the media…

I Love Bello Shire had their story on Bello Winter Music published in the latest Coastbeat Magazine, a Gowings Brothers initiative

The Beat Lives on in Bello- Bello Winter Music

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Our story about the upcoming Bello Winter Music was published in the latest Coastbeat Magazine on 22nd June.  We wanted to share it with our local readers- enjoy.  Thanks to…

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…