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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July 24, 2019

Be there to learn about B Corporations

PATAGONIA, along with B Corp, Mast Lawyers and Cherished Pets, are hosting a free community event at their Torquay store as part of next...

July 24, 2019

Have your say on how to strengthen local tourism

COMMUNITIES across the Bellarine are invited to have their say on the future of tourism, following the release of the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional...

July 24, 2019

Plant a tree this weekend to save the environment

PLANET Ark says research has found 70 percent of Australians believe individual actions can have an impact on global environmental issues such as climate...

July 24, 2019

IN BRIEF

Join the road safety conversation WHAT would make driving, riding and walking in the Bellarine safer for everyone at any time of the year? Join...

July 24, 2019

Breakfast program keeps kids’ tanks full for learning

A GROUP of students at Clifton Springs Primary School launched a breakfast program last week to make sure their fellow peers’ tanks were full...

July 24, 2019

Anglesea shopping centre spruced up

THE Anglesea Shopping Centre is being spruced up with new paving, trees and seating. The Surf Coast Shire has replaced old and broken tiles with...

July 24, 2019

Derryn Hinch drops by as Grimley opens office

TORQUAY is now home to the office of a state MP for the first time, with Member for Western Victoria Stuart Grimley officially opening...

July 17, 2019

Bring the outside inside for winter

With the cold weather here, we’re spending less and less time outside. And while there’s something cozy about curling up on the couch beside an...

July 17, 2019

SHRINKING DAYS ON MARKET SHOWS DEMAND

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s (REIV) latest days on market analysis shows that the Ballarat region is hot property, with listings lasting just...

July 17, 2019

Anglesea – A Surf Coast tennis gem

THEY are certainly doing something right at Anglesea Tennis Club, one of the 50 top clubs in Victoria, membership-wise, with a court and clubhouse...

July 17, 2019

Local surfers join line-up to represent Victoria

SURFING Victoria has announced the members of Team Victoria that will represent the state at the SAE Group Australian Surf Championships in Tweed Heads...

July 17, 2019

The Plumbing Business servicing the Surf Coast

THE Plumbing Business (TPB) has been servicing the Surf Coast and surrounds for the past 12 months and is family-owned and operated by Bart...

July 17, 2019

Art of craft ON SHOW THIS WEEKEND

Creative minds are invited to experience the joy of paper crafting this weekend across two days of artistry at the Vines Road Community Centre. Paper...

July 17, 2019

EYEING THE WEEKEND

FRIDAY 19/7 FOUR WOMEN, ONE HELL OF A STORY Multi-award-winning musical play The Sapphires will grace the stage at The Potato Shed across two big nights...

July 17, 2019

Rock around the Christmas cheer at Basils this July

THE TEAM at Basils Farm are gearing up to host a Christmas in July week from July 24. The mid-year festive celebration has been inspired...

July 17, 2019

Leopold reserve to be officially named in honour of late Fred Cook

A LEOPOLD reserve will be officially named after a keen environmentalist who was instrumental in the revegetation and improvement of community facilities along the...

July 17, 2019

More weekend buses to and from the Bellarine

BUS users are celebrating after news earlier this week that new weekend services to and from the Bellarine and rescheduled timetables would roll out...

July 17, 2019

Anglesea Men’s Shed gets a hand from the bank

COMMONWEALTH Bank Anglesea branch employees have donated $500 to the Anglesea Men’s Shed as part of a nationwide community donation program. Over the next few...

July 17, 2019

Show gives a glimpse of the Arts Trail

WORKS by 56 artists are on show in a special exhibition previewing the Surf Coast Arts Trail. Artists and art enthusiasts gathered at Surf Coast...

July 17, 2019

Lorne foreshore master plan released for feedback

THE Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has released the Lorne Foreshore Draft Master Plan for community input, and consultation sessions will be held...

July 10, 2019

Town by town snapshot Armstrong Creek

The emerging suburb of Armstrong Creek (east of the Surfcoast Highway) is approximately 18.7 square kilometres and has 4 parks covering nearly 0.8 per...

July 10, 2019

Anglesea property market shows no signs of slowing

WITH IAN LAWLESS FROM GREAT OCEAN PROPERTIES The end of the financial year has come and gone with our team at Great Ocean Properties Anglesea...

July 10, 2019

One Agency Surf Coast: New name, same reliable service

Local boutique real estate agent One Agency Shaun O’Callaghan has now been renamed One Agency Surf Coast to reflect the agency’s impressive growth over...

July 10, 2019

Surf Coast FC wary of weekend opponents

WITH the Surf Coast Senior Women’s team having the week off due to a catch-up round, all focus turned to the Senior Men’s team...

July 10, 2019

Fans could be in a for a treat at Hawks-Tigers clash

Torquay vs. Drysdale @ McCartney Oval - Saturday, 2.10pm IF THIS clash between Torquay and Drysdale is as good as the previous meeting in Round...

July 10, 2019

Local skin clinic facelift sees new name but same great management

Medical Skin Clinic Australia has undergone a facelift and is now operating under a new name, Ministry of Skin. The overhaul was inspired by the...

July 10, 2019

Massage away THE WINTER BLUES

During the dark and cold months, it comes as no surprise that we feel the need to stay in bed, shut away from the...

July 10, 2019

Get regular eye checks to maintain good health

In the lead-up to National Diabetes Week (July 14-20), optical retailer OPSM is urging Australians to have their eyes tested. While experts warn the number...