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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March 12, 2020

Respect Victoria welcomes Gender Equality Bill

RESPECT Victoria has welcomed the passing of the Gender Equality Bill by the state government. The legislation applies to public sector workplaces and aims to...

March 12, 2020

Expo to celebrate staying healthy and active

BELLARINE Springs' inaugural Healthy and Active Ageing Expo for Seniors is just around the corner. Seniors are warmly invited to this free community event, showcasing...

March 12, 2020

Week encourages women to get physical

A GROUP of councils, health bodies and others across the G21 region are getting behind a statewide initiative to encourage women to become more...

March 12, 2020

Flourishing Families course to return in April

PARENTS are invited to join a free program, based on new research, that promotes family growth and wellbeing. The City of Greater Geelong initiated a...

February 6, 2020

Cadel Evans gives thumbs up to new roundabout

TOUR de France winner and local hero Cadel Evans has given the tick of approval to Torquay's new cycling-friendly roundabout. Evans inspected the roundabout -...

February 6, 2020

Families, pupils and staff celebrate St Catherine’s first day

SCHOOL is in at St Catherine’s, and families, pupils and staff alike celebrated the opening of the Catholic primary school in Armstrong Creek on...

February 6, 2020

Wave of welcome washes in at Fairhaven for female cyclists

FEMALE cyclists taking part in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race basked in the coastal surroundings at this...

January 31, 2020

Porky and the Brine are ready to heat up Hazy Days

COMPETITIVE barbecue team Porky and the Brine will be in hot form at Beckley Park this weekend as they take part in the Hazy...

January 30, 2020

Elia Viviani wants to ride for glory again

THE world's best cyclists have landed in Geelong and will hitting the road from as early as today (Thursday, January 30) as part of...

January 23, 2020

Don’t treat your toilet like a rubbish bin, Barwon Water urges

BARWON Water is running a campaign called Don’t Flush It! that urges customers to not treat their toilet like a rubbish bin and to...

January 23, 2020

Record numbers visit Twelve Apostles in December

AN ESTIMATED 260,000 people visited the Twelve Apostles during December, the highest monthly amount since traffic counters were installed in 2015. The visitors arrived in...

January 23, 2020

Ellie Harrison pipped at post at junior WSL event

BARWON HEADS’ Ellie Harrison was beaten at the last minute in the women’s final of the Hydralyte Sports Surf Series QLD Pro Junior on...

January 23, 2020

Local lifesavers get to the chopper

ANGLESEA SLSC member Wayne Cartwright recently oversaw the completion of winch training for all 11 Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service (WLRHS) crew members in...

January 23, 2020

Challambra Climb to test the world’s best

THE Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (CEGORR) starts in a week's time, and spectators can see the agony on the faces of the...

January 23, 2020

Coastal and Marine Management Plan open for comment

THE Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has released their draft Coastal and Marine Management Plan 2020-25 (CMMP) for community and stakeholder input. Consultation sessions...

January 23, 2020

Sarah Gigante loves the pace of January

Here's the second exclusive column from Australian road cyclist Sarah Gigante in the lead-up to the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. JANUARY is a...

November 28, 2019

The Hive celebrates nature in year-end exhibition

The final exhibition for the year at The Hive Gallery is a celebration of nature’s provisions and beauty. Gifts for the Table is a joint...

November 28, 2019

Wonderland Spiegeltent to camp in Barwon Heads next month

The Wonderland Spiegeltent will again take up residency on the Barwon Heads foreshore from December 20- January 7 with a spectacular program of live...

October 31, 2019

Historical society tells diggers’ stories

THE Torquay and District Historical Society will celebrate the culmination of six years of effort next month when they release a booklet about World...

September 5, 2019

High stakes: Community leaders gather in Torquay for G21 forum

POLITICS took a back seat at this year’s G21 Stakeholder Forum, with the annual gathering of some of the most influential business and community...

August 1, 2019

EVERYDAY SUPERFOODS TO PUMP UP YOUR PLATE

It’s very easy to get caught up in the latest food craze, often at inflated prices due to increased demand. But open your pantry and...

August 1, 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 31, 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,...

July 31, 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...

July 31, 2019

Surf Coast and Geelong councils seek recycling solutions

RECYCLING from both the City of Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast Shire will be dumped in landfill following SKM Recycling stopping its processing...

July 31, 2019

Workers get into the swing of it on Lorne bridge upgrades

THE Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) will start works to upgrade the Swing Bridge precinct in Lorne next week. GORCC acting coastal reserves manager...

July 31, 2019

Principal appointed at new Armstrong Creek school

THE principal of Ocean Grove Primary School will head south to lead a school in Armstrong Creek when it opens early next year. The state...

July 31, 2019

Committee for Lorne – A word from the Chairman

Last week I spoke with regard to “short term pause” of the Lorne Strategy Review and totally supported the move to ensure all relevant...