About: jamestaylor

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James’ first job in journalism was at the Bendigo Advertiser, where he held a number of roles, including reporter, sub-editor and arts and features writer. He has also worked for several publications at Fairfax, including the Knox Weekly, Casey Weekly and Pakenham Weekly, and in the UK with the Berkshire Media Group. Raised in Geelong, James has been back in his hometown since 2011 and now lives in Waurn Ponds. Outside of journalism, James divides his time between barracking for the Cats, chasing his two-year-old daughter around, and posting on Twitter (@notthatjt).

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September 8, 2021

Association hails Barwon Heads staying in District of Bellarine

THE Barwon Heads Association is backing the proposed changes to the District of Bellarine, including keeping Barwon Heads inside the electorate and moving Moolap...

September 1, 2021

Record numbers reach out to Lifeline for help this month

People are reaching out for help in record numbers, with Lifeline Australia recording the four busiest days in its 57-year history this month. According to...

July 31, 2021

Catherall finds his musical home

A talented teen musician from NSW's Yass Valley seemingly set on the path of jazz or classical performance, Riley Catherall had been chipping away...

July 30, 2021

RACV Solar buys Ocean Grove solar company

RACV SOLAR has fully acquired Ocean Grove company Great Ocean Solar and Electrical. This acquisition will allow RACV’s solar business, RACV Solar, to continue its...

July 23, 2021

Information sessions on Bellarine DAL begin

THE first of four public information sessions about the draft Bellarine Peninsula Statement of Planning Policy (SPP) is scheduled to be held today (Thursday,...

July 23, 2021

Cathy’s a new face on the street

LOCAL organisations and councils have partnered to deliver the latest version of STREETFACE, which will also be displayed outside of Geelong for the first...

July 20, 2021

Funding on target for Barwon Heads Bowling Club

THE Barwon Heads Bowling Club is among 73 projects across Victoria to score a share in $22 million from the Victorian Government's 2021 Local...

July 16, 2021

Planning Minister calls in five-storey Portarlington development

VICTORIA’S Planning Minister has intervened in the consideration of a proposed five-storey development in Portarlington, calling in the planning application on Tuesday this week. The...

July 15, 2021

Developer pushes back against Bellarine DAL boundaries

A DEVELOPER with an interest in land near Ocean Grove says the state government has moved too quickly in setting town boundaries through the...

July 9, 2021

NAIDOC Week events celebrate culture

EVENTS to mark NAIDOC Week have already begun across Geelong and the Bellarine, and the community has been invited to join in and reflect...

June 30, 2021

Female-friendly rooms open at McDonald Reserve

SOUTH Barwon Swans Football Netball Club players can now spread their wings in new female-friendly changerooms at Belmont's McDonald Reserve through a Victorian Government...

June 26, 2021

Drone catches rule-breakers at the end of duck season

A DRONE sent aloft by the Game Management Authority (GMA) over the long weekend at Lake Conneware caught three people breaking the rules in the...

June 25, 2021

Get ready to grab a QMF early bird ticket

MUSIC lovers will be circling the start of next month in their diaries as their first and best chance to get their hands on...

June 25, 2021

Budget funds upgrade Point Lonsdale SLSC’s facilities

THE Point Lonsdale SLSC is only weeks away from fully moving into its new home ahead of summer, and it also has a better...

June 25, 2021

Health alliance project to improve pregnancy care

AN ALLIANCE of health organisations including Barwon Health and Deakin University has launched a research project that aims to improve maternal and infant health...

June 25, 2021

Issi Dye to sing golden Aussie hits

Issi Dye returns to the Potato Shed this weekend with his latest hit-packed show, Aussie Music Gold: Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s and...

June 19, 2021

Withers’ garden to grow forever in China

A GARDEN designed by Ocean Grove landscape architect Phillip Withers will be growing in Shanghai forever after triumphing at this year’s China Flower Expo. Teams...

June 18, 2021

Victorian Government resists calls for roadmap out of lockdown

COMMUNITY Clubs Victoria (CCV) says the lack of a roadmap to manage future coronavirus outbreaks is putting immense pressure on already struggling clubs, but...

November 26, 2020

Keep control of private fires, CFA pleads

MORE than a quarter (27 per cent) of bushfires are caused by escaped private fires, equating to more than 6,100 bushfires over the past...

November 26, 2020

Consultation cracks open on container deposit scheme

THE Victorian Government plans to introduce a container deposit scheme (CDS) within three years, and is encouraging the community to share their views about...

November 26, 2020

Torquay Rotary takes pet show online

THE Rotary Club of Torquay are inviting pet owners to show off their pets as part of the club's latest fundraising event. The Pets On...

November 26, 2020

Martin Duke urges community to get involved with new council

OUTGOING Surf Coast Shire councillor Martin Duke says the community should and must take an active interest in what the new council does over...

November 26, 2020

Charity groups welcome Freemasons’ grants

SURF Coast Freemasons have again handed out grants to community organisations in the region. The $15,000 in grants were presented at a ceremony at Bomboras...

November 26, 2020

Aquifer test to fill mine gets green light

THE long-running issue of where to find the water for the Eden Project's plans for the former Anglesea coal mine is a step closer...

November 26, 2020

JobMaker legislation passes

THE federal Coalition has successfully passed its JobMaker hiring credit through Parliament, and says the scheme will help get young people back into the...

November 26, 2020

Faster rail service for Geelong

TRAVEL time from Geelong to Melbourne by rail will take 15 minutes less thanks to combined $4 billion state and federal funding for the...

October 1, 2020

JobKeeper subsidy reduced

THE Coalition Government's JobKeeper subsidy has been cut back as expected, despite calls to keep the payments at their previous level. Announced in March, the...

October 1, 2020

Campaign wants solar on Bellarine schools

PARENTS and carers from the Bellarine have added their names to an open letter asking Prime Minister Scott Morrison to provide funding to install...