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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…

IGA Bellingen has received many awards for excellence in service and long-term employee Jo Barr knows that it is the small local touches that count.

Backchat: Jo Barr talks IGA Bellingen

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Jo Barr, employee extraordinaire from our local IGA Bellingen, knows why Bellingen’s IGA is voted the best.  “Look at our beautiful Deli. Look at our smiling faces. Watch as our…

Bellingen Fine Music Festival is redefining the meaning of Fine Music this year with some unusual acts in store for festival goers.

Bellingen Fine Music Festival: Redefining ‘Fine’ Music

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As the 2018 Bellingen Fine Music Festival prepares to present it’s 9th event from September 27-30, this year’s headline artists include a couple of the acts that might be considered…

Carl Foster was a true Bellingen local and managed to touch the lives of everyone across the Bellingen Shire.

Carl Foster Tapes- Part 3

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This is our final in the Carl Foster series.  This man, who inspired so may of us, is sorely missed. ENJOY!!!

Blush Opera, a boutique fun-loving opera company will be performingSpiderman and the Runaway Plum Blossom at this years Bellingen Fine Music Festival.

Blush Opera will thrill at Bellingen Fine Music Festival

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Blush Opera, a boutique fun-loving opera company, was formed 5 years ago as an operatic duo with the specific intention to bring opera out of the big halls and into…

Youth Leading the World (YLTW) is an award winning program that was established by OzGREEN nine years ago with a seriously bold agenda.

Youth Leading the World- bold, far reaching and effective

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Youth Leading the World (YLTW) is an award winning program that was established by OzGREEN nine years ago with a seriously bold agenda.  “Our ultimate goal is to support a…

The Music-By-Youth Project is an innovative initiative of the Bellingen Fine Music Festival where HSC music students work with and have their musical compositions recorded by renowned musicians in Sydney. This year the Acacia Quartet are recording the compositions of three lucky Bellingen High School students.

Music-By-Youth Project- producing musicians of tomorrow.

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Bellingen High School HSC music students Melonie Taylor, Tarni St John and Oscar Schellhorn are currently in Sydney having their personal music compositions recorded by the acclaimed Acacia Quartet at…