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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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June 24, 2024

New foam system to protect CFA vehicles

THOUSANDS of Victorian firefighters will be better protected on the frontline with a new foam system on all of CFA's ultralight vehicles. CFA has started...

June 22, 2024

Plan to manage Barwon River’s future

A PLAN setting the strategic direction for the management and protection of the Barwon River for the next three decades has been released. Developed by...

June 18, 2024

Funding agreement struck for NBAC’s second stage

DESIGN work on the second, indoor stage of the North Bellarine Aquatic Centre (NBAC) will begin soon, with the federal government and the City...

June 17, 2024

RCV warns about services squeeze for councils

A FEDERAL inquiry into local government sustainability has heard small rural councils are on the verge of being forced to stop providing essential services...

June 14, 2024

Borough releases final Coastal and Marine Management Plan

THE Borough of Queenscliffe has created a final version of its Coastal and Marine Management Plan (CMMP), and has opened it for public comment. The...

June 11, 2024

Reopened museum welcomes its 20,000th visitor

THE revamped Queenscliffe Historical Museum (QHM) is proving a hit with visitors, with the facility marking its 20,000th visitor since it opened 18 months...

June 10, 2024

Queenscliff club proposes pétanque pitch

THE Queenscliff Bowling, Tennis and Croquet Club (QBTC) is proposing to install a pétanque terrain at its facility at 118 Hesse Street. The club lodged...

June 10, 2024

Tennis upgrade hitting winners in Barwon Heads

FACILITIES upgrades now in progress at Barwon Heads Tennis Club are giving local players improved conditions for competitive and social play. The $275,000 project has...

June 7, 2024

Grants support coastal volunteers

COASTAL volunteer groups from across the Geelong region have shared in more than $200,000 through the latest round of the Victorian government's Coastcare Victoria...

June 7, 2024

Embracing energy efficienCY with Zelena Homes

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of the Surf Coast, Simon and Jess, the visionary owners of Zelena Homes, are redefining what it means to...

June 7, 2024

Villawood increases offer for care workers

Nurses, teachers, emergency services staff, personal carers and other Victorian essential workers are now eligible for up to $35,000 in savings off the price...

June 7, 2024

Aireys PS building commended at Dulux Colour Awards

A playful paint job inside a buildng at Aireys Inlet Primary School has received a nod at the 2024 Dulux Colour Awards. The awards represent...

June 4, 2024

Student’s pic nominated for sustainability prize

TWO students from the Geelong municipality have been included among only nine finalists in this year's edition of Sustainability Victoria's "Sustainability Through Your Own...

June 3, 2024

BCH highlights importance of palliative care

BELLARINE Community Health (BCH) has used National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) to highlight the importance of palliative care and the growing demand for the...

June 2, 2024

Barwon Coast celebrates its volunteers

BARWON Coast has held a special event to celebrate the tireless efforts of local volunteer groups caring for the local environment. The event, held during...

May 31, 2024

Postcards sent in mental health campaign

Five million mailboxes, including every regional and rural home across Australia, were sent a special prepaid postcard this month, thanks to an expanded campaign...

May 31, 2024

School celebrates Wadawurrung project

OCEAN Grove Primary School is inviting the community to celebrate the completion of its "Rekindling the Wadawurrung Spirit in Ocean Grove" project in an...

May 30, 2024

Building new worlds

Platform Arts brings to Geelong the works of 11 esteemed national and international contemporary artists in their coming exhibition Worlding. The visual arts show explores...

May 29, 2024

Club’s wellbeing committee spreads its wings

The Drysdale Hawks are spreading their wings beyond what happens during game time, launching a club and community wellbeing committee. The club says it recognises...

May 23, 2024

Come from Away is coming

CentreStage has secured the theatrical rights to acclaimed Broadway musical Come From Away and will present it in Geelong next year. The production company says...

May 22, 2024

Geelong to induct three into Hall of Fame

THE Geelong Football Club will officially induct three new members into the club's Hall of Fame next month. Senior coach Chris Scott and former players...

May 22, 2024

Geelong clubs share in Change Our Game grants

SEVERAL sporting clubs in the Geelong area will receive grants as part of a Victorian government initiative to provide more and better opportunities for...

May 21, 2024

Rural worker accommodation proposed for St Leonards

THE St Leonards Progress Association is querying an application to build accommodation for workers on a property in St Leonards, saying the development sits...

May 19, 2024

Paramedics setting the example for good heart health

Ambulance Victoria (AV) paramedics are leading the way on good heart health, getting checks to mark Heart Week 2024. Heart disease is the leading cause...