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…

Stan Cork Machinery Dorrigo is the archetypal farmers' business- run by local farmers for local farmers.  It represents loyalty, dependability and stability.

Stan Cork Machinery stands bold and dependable

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Stan Cork Machinery sits proudly on the eastern approach to Dorrigo township and has done so since 1983.  It is the archetypal ‘farmers’ business- run by local farmers for local…

Michelle McFadyen- pushing boundaries for a life less ordinary

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“When I do something I can’t half do it”, says Michelle McFadyen.  Despite the name McFadyen being so representative of the ‘old Bellingen’, this McFadyen could only be described as…

The Urunga Lions Club is the new kid on the block, only being formally chartered five years ago, but has managed to make a huge mark on the local community.

Urunga Lions Club- Hear Them Roar

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The intoxicating smell of sausages and onions frying on a Saturday morning in Urunga means that the Urunga Lions Club  are hard at it.  Again!!  “Only torrential rain or wind…

Thora Community Hall Committee, I Love Bello Shire, Community Hall, Bellingen,

The Fresh Face of Thora Community Hall

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Imagine a most picturesque rural community hall filled with members from the local district who dress up and come together for a Ball, social dance or party. Set against a spectacular…

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…

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