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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…

The line-up for the The Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019 is now launched. The Festival has again attracted literary and publishing greats.

Literary Launch: Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019

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The much anticipated line-up for the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019 has just been released and what a line-up it is!  This star-studded list of literary and publishing greats…

NSW State Elections loom, so I Love Bello Shire sat down for a chat with Greens candidate for Oxley Arthur Bain to discuss his policies for the environment.

Backchat: Greens Candidate for Oxley Arthur Bain

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With the NSW State Elections looming, Rod sat down for a chat with Greens Candidate for Oxley Arthur Bain. (Photo courtesy of Macleay Argus). Arthur discusses why he believes he’s…

ALP Candidate for Oxley Sue Jenvey discusses her policies for the Bellingen Shire

Backchat: ALP Candidate for Oxley Susan Jenvey

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With the NSW State Elections looming, Rod sat down for a chat with ALP candidate for Oxley, Susan Jenvey. Susan talks of what she’s learned by being involved in local…

I Love Bello Shire chats with sitting member for the Oxley electorate Melinda Pavey to discuss the upcoming NSW state election.

Backchat: The Hon. Melinda Pavey MP

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With the NSW State Elections looming, Rod sat down for a chat with sitting member for the NSW seat of Oxley, Melinda Pavey. Melinda Pavey is Minister for Roads, Maritime…

International Women's Day will be celebrated by the Bellingen Playback Theatre Company in a performance at the Bellingen Memorial Hall Saturday March 9th. I Love Bello Shire interview Persia Wildwood group conductor on the eve of the performance.

Bellingen Playback Theatre Company Celebrates Women

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International Women’s Day is celebrated each year in Bellingen through the artistic lens of the Bellingen Playback Theatre Company.  In fact, this year marks the 27th anniversary of this annual…

The Stables in Bellingen is opening on February 24th as an open art studio, but will also be available for workshops, performances, meetings, rehearsals and of course an exhibition space.

The Stables revitalisation creates a home for art and learning

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The old Bellingen Stables has had many functions over the years, since George Moore oversaw its creation 110 years ago with concrete bricks made on-site .  It originally functioned as…