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).

Posts by: jamestaylor

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...

July 31, 2019

Committee for Lorne – THE MEN BEHIND THE ROAD

In this, the centenary year of the commencement of construction of the Great Ocean Road, it is timely to reflect upon the men that...

July 31, 2019

G21 takes a snapshot with region profile

G21 has compiled a second statistical profile of the entire Geelong region, and says it provides a snapshot of the region’s most important issues. The...

July 31, 2019

WHY BUDGETING ISN’T THE ANSWER

Do you often wonder where all your money goes and find yourself under stress when facing unexpected bills? The best place to start is...

July 31, 2019

Shire supports community’s idea for Winchelsea Shire Hall

THE Surf Coast Shire has backed a proposal from the community for the former Winchelsea Shire Hall to become the Winchelsea Cultural Centre. Councillors resolved...

July 31, 2019

Petitioners say it’s an emergency

ENVIRONMENTAL activists brought a touch of red to the Surf Coast Shire council chambers during the councillors’ meeting last week. Red-wearing supporters formed most...

July 31, 2019

It only takes a minute to donate a life

ROTARY clubs across Australia are this week encouraging people to find a “plus one” and get someone they know to join the Australian Organ...

July 31, 2019

Villawood goes apres ski at GMHBA Stadium

The Geelong Football Social Club was transformed into a winter wonderland last week as Villawood took over the venue for an Apres Ski Builders Party at...

July 31, 2019

AGENCY PROFILE: Luke Bennett

Passion for this amazing industry is an understatement for Luke Bennett. Luke is known for his daily enthusiasm when he turns the next page of...

July 31, 2019

What’s on at ARMSTRONG: School’s in for 2020

Things are set for the opening of Armstrong Mount Duneed’s new primary school for business next year with building works now complete and a principal appointed. Long-time Ocean Grove...

July 31, 2019

Town by town snapshot: Inverleigh

The size of the rural and residential hamlet of Inverleigh is approximately 211.7 square kilometres and has 6 parks covering nearly 3.3 per cent of total area. The population...

July 25, 2019

ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB – July 25, 2019

Wednesday July 17 – Men played 4BBB Par. Winners were David Elam and Geoff Hose (+11), Runners Up David Goldsmith and Chris Knight (+6)....

July 25, 2019

Top four race tightens

WITH the Hells Bells competition signifying the halfway point of the competitive season, marquee divisions being the Open Men’s and Open Women’s divisions are...

July 24, 2019

Sophisticated interiors emerge during winter

This winter, interiors with a sophisticated, urban edge will come to the fore, according to Carpet Court trend forecasters. Two standout looks are Retro, which features moody blues,...

July 24, 2019

There’s never been a better time to build

Building a dream home can be one of the largest emotional and financial decisions a person will ever make and finding the right person to complete the job...

July 24, 2019

Lenders playing naughty and nice with cash rate cut

Following this month’s announcement by the RBA to cut the cash rate to a historic low of 1.00 per cent, how did lenders react to the move...

July 24, 2019

Properties selling over asking price

There’s been a big shift in buyer sentiment this past month or so. In July, I’ve had two homes that drew a lot of...

July 24, 2019

Internal migration driving the property boom

Australia’s population is booming, but it isn’t property markets in our capital cities that are benefitting the most, according to property market research firm Propertyology. New Propertyology research has...

July 24, 2019

Town by town snapshot: Queenscliff

The size of Queenscliff is approximately 3.2 square kilometres and has seven parks covering nearly 23 per cent of total area. The population of Queenscliff...

July 24, 2019

Helping you manage the changes of pregnancy

Pregnancy can be simultaneously the most beautiful and dreadfully uncomfortable period in a woman’s life. In fact, 50-80 per cent of women report experiencing significant...