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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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August 16, 2022

City council endorses Surf Coast SPP, seeks clarification

THE City of Greater Geelong council has endorsed the final Surf Coast Statement of Planning Policy (SPP), but has also asked the state government...

August 15, 2022

Students pitch inspired ideas for social issues

STUDENTS from two Armstrong Creek schools are hard at work in a Crazy Ideas College (CIC) program generating solutions to the region's social problems. CIC...

August 13, 2022

Applications open for education and employment grants

THE Give Where You Live Foundation has opened applications to this year's Education and Employment Grants, and community organisations can apply for up to...

August 12, 2022

National Mental Health Commission visits Geelong

THE National Mental Health Commission has visited Geelong as part of its ongoing conversation with communities across Australia. The Making Connections for Your Mental Health...

August 11, 2022

Entries open for calendar competition

Amateur and professional photographers alike are being urged to charge their cameras and smartphones, as One Agency Surf Coast's annual photo competition has returned. For...

August 10, 2022

Startups get ready to pitch for VC funds

APPLICATIONS have opened for startups in the Surf Coast, Geelong and the Bellarine to secure an opportunity to pitch to some of Australia's leading...

August 10, 2022

Give Where You Live CEO to join NFP network

GIVE Where You Live chief executive officer Bill Mithen has been chosen as one of only 24 participants in the latest cohort of a...

August 8, 2022

Surf Coast students head north for footy session

STUDENTS from Surf Coast Secondary College have headed to Corio for an engaging event, and will soon welcome their peers for a reciprocal visit. The...

August 7, 2022

Digitising family memories for free

A FREE service now on offer from the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) will help people preserve and share their precious family memories. The corporation...

August 6, 2022

Venetian memories and social revolution

What happens to memories when there is a different side to the same story? Lost in Venice, to be performed at the Potato Shed this...

August 4, 2022

Floating into town

A PROJECT conceived during lockdown has sailed onward and upward, becoming far more than its original concept for contemporary sculptor Beatrice Magalotti. Stage 4 lockdown...

August 4, 2022

Here to help with hydroponics

IF YOU HAVE been considering entering the world of hydroponics, there has never been a better time to do so. Whether you want to produce...

August 4, 2022

RIDING HIGH

THE Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (CEGORR) will be back on local roads this summer, with the international cycling festival's return touted as...

August 4, 2022

Banking for the community

THERE is plenty of conversation around banking at present, with interests rates a major talking point, but there is also still an air of...

August 2, 2022

New ports strategy will not deepen Geelong channels

THE state government has not included dredging the channels leading to the Port of Geelong in its new strategy as the cost would not...

August 2, 2022

Acclaimed author to visit Aireys bookshop

GREAT Escape Books in Aireys Inlet will host the author of acclaimed novel Denizen, James McKenzie Watson, next week in their first event of...

July 31, 2022

South Barwon SES is up to the challenge

VOLUNTEERS from the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICESES) South Barwon Unit have done their city and their state proud in this year’ s four-day...

July 30, 2022

Wild wintry festivities to return

The “dark arts festival” WinterWild will return to Apollo Bay over two weekends in August, with live music, theatre, gourmet food, outdoor performance, installations,...

July 28, 2022

Liberals pledge ambulance station for Armstrong Creek

THE Liberals will build an ambulance station as well as a fire station in Armstrong Creek if they win the coming state election, and...

July 28, 2022

Torquay Books newest sellers

The Night Ship Jess Kidd Penguin Books $32.99 1629. Embarking on a journey in search of her father, a young girl called Mayken boards the Batavia,...

July 28, 2022

Help green Geelong for National Tree Day

THE Geelong community is being encouraged to dig deep and get their hands dirty to help green one of the municipality’s scenic shared path...

July 27, 2022

Studio M to host open house event

THE community has been invited to take a look inside Metricon’s Studio M this Saturday, July 30 as the purpose-built design space holds a...

July 27, 2022

Schools get funds for bushfire prep and maintenance works

SEVERAL schools in the Geelong region and beyond are receiving state government funding to improve their bushfire preparedness ahead of summer as well as...

July 27, 2022

Grace Tame to headline debut of new event series

GRACE Tame is the headliner for the first in a new series from the Give Where You Live Foundation to encourage conversations on issues...