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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

Barwon Early Parenting Centre opens

NEW mums and dads across Geelong, the Bellarine and Surf Coast can now get access to the specialised support they need to care for...

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

Peri-urban municipalities call for help to manage growth

A NEW report from the Regional Australia Institute shows people are leaving Melbourne and other big cities in large numbers for peri-urban municipalities such...

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 15, 2024

Scam victim to tell her story in Grovedale

A SCAM victim and now author will tell her story in an event in Grovedale next week. Tracy Hall wrote The Last Victim after she...

June 15, 2024

New APCO service station eyes Christmas opening

APCO says it is aiming to complete its latest service station, now under construction in Mt Duneed, before Christmas this year. The independent service station chain...

June 14, 2024

MBA speaks out after construction slump

Master Builders Australia (MBA) says figures revealing construction as the economy's weakest link in the March 2024 quarter illustrate the need for urgent reform...

June 14, 2024

Lorne IRB Championships

MORE than 300 competitors from 20 clubs will be hitting the waves at high speed in Lorne this weekend for the TRE Motorsport Victorian...

June 9, 2024

Baby Bundles support thousands of new Victorians

The Victorian government has now handed out more than 160,000 Baby Bundles to first-time parents across the state. On offer at all Victorian maternity hospitals...

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

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

Shire seeks planning amendment for Moriac

THE Surf Coast Shire has started a planning scheme amendment to implement key actions of the recently adopted Moriac Structure Plan 2023. At their May...

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

Champions to chop it up at Blackman’s Brewery

COMPETITIVE wood chopping will take place at Blackman's Brewery for the first time, as the Torquay brewery hosts an event with the Western Victorian...

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...

May 26, 2024

Erskine Falls upgrade works

ONE of the most popular attractions in the Great Otway National Park is set to become safer and more enjoyable to visit, with works...

May 24, 2024

Help Anam Cara House double the care

ANAM Cara House Geelong is urging the community to support its coming "Double the Care" Giving Day, which aims to raise $750,000 to fund...

May 24, 2024

Armstrong BBQ runs hot over launch weekend

THE flavours of Texas are now on offer in Armstrong Creek, with Armstrong Barbecue holding its first sittings over the weekend. Following a soft launch...

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 19, 2024

Nelson Property Transfer Services wins two awards

A CONVEYANCING firm from the Geelong area has been judged among the best of its peers in Victoria by the Australian Institute of Conveyancers...

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...

May 18, 2024

Volunteer firefighter loves the variety

TORQUAY resident Michelle Abro is relishing her time as a volunteer firefighter, saying the ethos of preserving life and helping people was the same...