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…

We interview Linda Hillman the Queen of Cooking about the Bellingen Show.

QUEEN OF CUISINE The Bellingen Show 2019

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A day at the Bellingen Show can make you hungry, but not to worry, if you begin to feel those pangs there will be plenty of opportunities to refuel. And…

Wednesday 22nd May for 'Wear Orange Wednesday' (WOW) - a tribute day for volunteers of the SES. We interview the brave women of the Bellingen unit.

WOW for our Women in Orange

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Don’t forget to don your orange this Wednesday 22nd May for ‘Wear Orange Wednesday’ (WOW) – a tribute day for our volunteers of the SES.  The NSW State Emergency Service…

The BRWF 2019 Schools Program has been an integral component of the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival since inception and aims to inspire a love of books

BRWF School’s Program promoting a love of books

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“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass Those of us awaiting the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival (BRWF) 2019 with baited breath know the truth…

Bello Winter Music Festival LeaF Sustainability Program

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Get your green on at Bello Winter Music At Bello Winter Music you can get down on the dance floor as well as get outdoors and learn about ways to…

The Bellingen Show 2019 is happening this weekend May 25th and 26th. This year there are new activities to excite the crowds.

What’s new at the Show- Bellingen Show Weekend

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Anticipation is building as preparations continue for this weekend’s Bellingen Show (Saturday & Sunday May 25th and 26th). The ‘Mongrel Dog Show’ has us all scratching our heads (excuse the…

The bellingen farmers & producers market every wednesday at the bellingen showground.

Food lovers rejoice! Authentic farmers market to launch in Bellingen

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A new weekly food market promises to tantalise the local taste buds. In a region seen as one of the country’s most fertile food producing areas, the newly created Bellingen…