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 29, 2021

Pass the parcel: Unexpected land management issue arises at Point Grey

THE plan to redevelop Point Grey in Lorne has hit an unexpected roadbump, with the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority (GORCAPA) discovering...

July 29, 2021

Travis Boak powers to 300 AFL games

PORT Adelaide veteran Travis Boak has never forgotten his roots in Torquay, nor the people who helped him make it to the AFL. Boak, who...

July 27, 2021

Authority’s plan to co-ordinate along the coast

THE Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority (GORCAPA) says one of the goals of the new organisation is to manage the region in...

July 26, 2021

Geelong to host two Renegades games

THE Melbourne Renegades will be coming down the highway to Geelong during the coming Big Bash League (BBL) season, with GMHBA Stadium to host...

July 26, 2021

Robyn Seymour starts as shire CEO

NEW Surf Coast Shire chief executive officer Robyn Seymour has had a baptism of fire, stepping into her first role in the local government...

July 23, 2021

New Elders’ Voice to provide advice for Victoria’s Treaty

THE First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria has announced an interim Elders' Voice to provide cultural advice, wisdom and oversight from elders across Victoria to...

July 22, 2021

Geelong’s at an “energy crossroads”, environmental group claims

AN ENVIRONMENTAL group claims the simultaneous milestones for both a “big battery” and a gas import terminal near Geelong mean the city has reached...

July 22, 2021

Healthy Heroes event coming to GMHBA Stadium

THE GMHBA Limited Healthy Heroes annual parent event is just around the corner, with special guest George Georgievski - The School Lunchbox Dad -...

July 21, 2021

Falcons Hickey and Lee named as AFLW Under-19 All Australians

GEELONG Falcons and Victoria Country's Mel Hickey has been named as coach of this year's AFLW Under-19 Championships All-Australian team. The championships showcased the most...

July 21, 2021

Torquay CC needs a women’s coach

THE Torquay Cricket Club has launched a search for a new women's coach as it looks to build on a successful first two seasons...

July 16, 2021

Pharmacists say they can speed up COVID-19 vaccination rollout

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) says its members are the most obvious solution to getting Australians vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly and conveniently...

July 15, 2021

Geelong objects to tell their stories

The city's latest Arts Industry Commission project aims to answer the question: what would Geelong's landmarks have to say, if they could talk? Creative Geelong, in...

July 14, 2021

Recycled water could flow at Birregurra businesses

BARWON Water is encouraging businesses in Birregurra to explore opportunities for the use of recycled water for non-drinking purposes. The water corporation has just opened...

July 13, 2021

Work to start on Fischer Street car parks

WORK to create formalised car parking along Torquay's Fischer Street will begin from Thursday, July 15, as part of the Surf Coast Shire council's...

July 12, 2021

Roadworks to open up Geelong Future Economy Precinct almost complete

THE third and final stage of roadworks to open up the Geelong Future Economy Precinct has begun. The roadworks will extend Epworth Place (which starts...

July 10, 2021

Dan Lowther takes the helm of Geelong’s AFLW side

FORMER Geelong Cats midfielder Dan Lowther has been appointed as the new coach of the club's AFLW side. Lowther played 34 AFL games for the...

July 10, 2021

Redrawn state borders still move Torquay, Jan Juc out of South Barwon

TORQUAY, Jan Juc and Bellbrae will still be dropped from the seat of South Barwon, according to the latest version of the proposed state...

July 10, 2021

Youth achievements in Surf Coast celebrated

FOR 19-year-old James Staley, school was tough. Unable to read or write, he was extremely grateful for the support of his learning aides. As he...

July 9, 2021

Groups to spring into action for valley replanting

A TRIO of community groups will pitch in together this Sunday, July 11, to replant nature back into Torquay's Spring Creek valley. Surfers Appreciating Natural...

July 8, 2021

Steve Hocking to go back to the Cats as CEO

FORMER Geelong footballer Steve Hocking has left a high-profile job with the AFL to return to the Cats as the club's next chief executive...

July 8, 2021

Garden friends brave the elements for a souper time

A GROUP of hardy supporters of the Aireys Inlet Community Garden braved the cold conditions and enjoyed reviving cups of soup in the latest...

June 28, 2021

Shire open to Liberals’ idea of planning “flying squads”

THE Surf Coast Shire says it would be open to a state election pitch by the Liberals for a planning "flying squad" to support...

June 26, 2021

Health alliance project to improve pregnancy care

AN ALLIANCE of health organisations including Barwon Health and Deakin University has launched a research project that aims to improve maternal and infant health...

June 25, 2021

Drone catches rule-breakers at the end of duck season

A DRONE sent aloft by the Game Management Authority (GMA) over the long weekend at Lake Conneware caught three people breaking the rules in the...

June 25, 2021

New date set for Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles

SURFING Victoria has confirmed a new date for the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles to be held at Bells Beach. Presented by Rip Curl and Headsox,...

June 25, 2021

Fighting for justice and fairness for refugees

TORQUAY refugee advocate Laura Connor says the only way Australia will make progress on the issue is if everyone walks a mile in the...

June 18, 2021

Surf Coast councillors urge rethink on federal redistribution

THREE Surf Coast Shire councillors are urging changes to the proposed new federal electorate boundaries in the Geelong region, with two of them calling...

June 17, 2021

Program helps Monica to lead the way for surfing

TORQUAY'S Monica Fleming hopes to use the skills she has learned from a Sport Australia course to inspire the next generation of female surfers. Fleming,...