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 17, 2020

Council to oppose more pokies at Waurn Ponds Hotel

THE City of Greater Geelong council has continued its recent opposition to any increase of pokies in the municipality, voting to oppose an application...

September 17, 2020

Victoria’s preparing for bushfire during a pandemic, Premier says

VICTORIA is still grappling with the impact of the coronavirus but Premier Daniel Andrews said an eye was being kept on the implications for...

August 13, 2020

CBA grant keeps DSA Ocean Grove riding waves

THE Ocean Grove branch of the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia (DSA) will keep helping people of all abilities enjoy the surf for the...

July 16, 2020

Tigers juniors tune up with practice matches

THE Torquay Tigers juniors are roaring to get out on the field, and some of them tested their skills on Sunday in an intraclub...

July 16, 2020

G21 warns “perfect storm” could wash away Geelong’s tourism industry

LEADING lobby group G21 says tourism in the Geelong region is facing a "perfect storm" of negative impacts, and is urging the Morrison Government...

June 11, 2020

Cheeseman talks up Working for Victoria program

SOUTH Barwon Labor MP Darren Cheeseman says local workers who are out of a job because of the coronavirus pandemic will have access to...

June 11, 2020

Free childcare to end next month

The federal Coalition will stop partially subsidising child care on July 12 and also stop JobKeeper payments to the childcare services sector from July...

June 11, 2020

Henderson defends high spend for HomeBuilder renovations

VICTORIAN Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson says her government's HomeBuilder stimulus package will trigger employment for more than a million workers. However, Labor Corangamite federal member...

June 11, 2020

State Liberals head to Geelong to launch “back to work” plan

THE state Liberal and National parties have rolled out their blueprint for what Victoria should do next during the coronavirus pandemic, visiting a factory...

June 11, 2020

Grattan Institute questions value of better Geelong-Melbourne rail

A NEW report from the Grattan Institute questions whether spending billions on improving railway services between Geelong and Melbourne would be worth it. The report,...

May 14, 2020

ADF keeps calling for a minimum unit price on alcohol

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) has repeated its calls for all Australian states and territories to follow the lead of the Northern Territory...

March 5, 2020

Light it up: smart lighting project to improve public safety in Leopold

SMART lighting will be installed at several Leopold bus stops and sections of the Bellarine Rail Trail as part of a $250,000 state government...

September 12, 2019

At Home With Stephanie Asher

Stephanie Asher likes to solve problems – firstly in her business career and now in civic life.   The managing partner of The Geelong Consulting Group...

August 1, 2019

Dragons and Stingrays net some Supercats time

TORQUAY’S junior basketballers had an extra special training session last week, as they were joined by some of the players from the Geelong Supercats. It...

August 1, 2019

OCEAN MIND TRIVIA NIGHT NEXT WEEK

The Ocean Mind Trivia Night is on again, having been a huge success last year. The night will raise funds for Ocean Mind, a charity that offers...

August 1, 2019

Blue Mountains come to The Hive

Mansfield artist Wendy Jagger has recently returned from an artist residency at BigCi in the Blue Mountains. Surrounded by the landscapes of Wollemi and the...

August 1, 2019

EYEING THE WEEKEND August 02 to 04, 2019

FRIDAY 2/8 EPIC LIVE SHOW TO ROCK ANGLESEA The Sound Doctor presents Cash Savage and the last Drinks in Anglesea this Friday. Having performed to large crowds...

August 1, 2019

Trust starts conversation about living and dying

GEELONG Cemeteries Trust will host its inaugural Living and Dying: Let’s Talk event at Portarlington Parks Hall on nationally celebrated Dying to Know Day,...

August 1, 2019

New climate resource for farmers

THE new Forecasts4Profit resource for farmers and advisors across the GRDC southern region is now live. This brand new web resource provides a single place...

August 1, 2019

Brown Dog forges new contemporary furniture style

BROWN Dog Furniture is pioneering a new Australian design sensibility based on the simplicity, form and tone found in the Australian environment. Founded by design...

August 1, 2019

BCH healthcare bus on display next week

COMMUNITIES on the Bellarine are set to get their first look at Bellarine Community Health’s colourful new ‘HealthCare Bus’. The final touches to exterior detail...

August 1, 2019

Delightfully decadent afternoon at The Bungalow

THE Bungalow in Drysdale hosted a Delightfully Decadent High Tea at the weekend. Due to popular demand, The Bungalow ran  another High Tea on Sunday...

August 1, 2019

Point Richards comes alive with tree plantings

ABOUT 50 people turned out at Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve in Portarlington at the weekend to help plant 1,200 native trees, shrubs...

August 1, 2019

IN BRIEF

Clifton Springs Environment Day TAKE part in activities such as planting indigenous species and a guided beachcomb at Clifton Springs this weekend. Clifton Springs Environment Day...

August 1, 2019

Nan and baby escape after ute catches fire

A GRANDMOTHER and her grandchild escaped unharmed after the ute they were traveling in broke out in flames outside Bellarine Police Station on Monday...

August 1, 2019

Warralily links both sides of estate with shared pathway

PEOPLE can now walk or cycle from one side of the Warralily development to the other with the completion of a 4.9-kilometre shared pathway. The...

August 1, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care Geelong celebrates first year

LOCALLY owned and managed in-home care provider Home Instead Senior Care Geelong is celebrating a year of providing home care to over 140 seniors. Impressed...

August 1, 2019

Community supports Free a Girl cause

A FUNDRAISER in Ocean Grove at the weekend raised $600 for the Free a Girl Foundation. Free a Girl is an international foundation dedicated to...