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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September 28, 2021

AIRAR helping Afghan refugees get to safety

AIREYS Inlet Rural Australians for Refugees (AIRAR) is fundraising to help Afghans arriving in Australia, and a Fairhaven couple have been hard at work...

September 8, 2021

Funding to power up two Surf Coast microgrids

MICROGRIDS will be trialled at two communities in the Surf Coast Shire as part of a Monash University project funded by the federal government. Federal...

September 8, 2021

Virtual hike to step out next month

THE staff at Great Ocean Road Health are getting their shoes on again for another virtual hike in support of regional and remote health...

September 7, 2021

RACV program charges up Surf Coast community facilities for emergencies

RACV’S $1 MILLION investment in free solar energy systems for regional Victorians is on track with the two-year program reaching its halfway mark of...

September 6, 2021

VTIC warns tourism will “crash and burn” without sustained support

REGIONAL Victorian tourist operators will welcome the latest tranche of funding help, according to the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), but businesses will "crash...

September 6, 2021

Shire waits on engineering report about Leisure Time Centre repairs

THE Surf Coast Shire says it cannot and will not fix the problems with Winchelsea's Leisure Time Centre (LTC) by itself but is still...

September 3, 2021

Coker and Henderson fire up over gas well

THE Corangamite Shire council has no immediate objections about a plan for a gas well under the Port Campbell National Park and near the...

August 6, 2021

$400m lockdown support package for businesses announced

THE federal and Victorian governments have today (Friday, August 6) announced a new joint funding package to give Victorian small and medium businesses extra...

August 4, 2021

Forrest bike trail expansion begins

WORK has started to improve a significant part of the network of mountain bike trails near Forrest. Earlier this month, the state government announced the...

August 4, 2021

Funding to fix region’s road black spots

ROAD users and pedestrians alike in the Geelong region are set to benefit from Black Spot projects announced last week by the federal government,...

August 4, 2021

Corangamite must qualify for regional recovery fund, Coker says

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker says the Morrison Government has "abandoned" her electorate by not including it in its Recovery for Regional Tourism...

August 3, 2021

Trio of crossings for town centre

AS PART of the Surf Coast Shire's Connecting Torquay Town Centre strategy, three new pedestrian crossings will be installed in Torquay's Town Centre.

The crossings...

August 3, 2021

New bins keep three-quarters of shire’s waste out of landfill

THE Surf Coast Shire's new food organics collection and a fourth bin for glass is diverting nearly three quarters (74 per cent) of waste...

August 2, 2021

Shire tests viability and costs of Torquay cultural facility

THE Surf Coast Shire is testing the viability and estimated costs of a multi-million-dollar arts facility in Torquay, about a year after the council...

August 1, 2021

Past champs and interstate rivals join the field of Surf Coast Century

THE 10th edition of the Surf Coast Century is cementing its reputation as one of Australia’s must-do ultra trail marathons, attracting a number of...

August 1, 2021

TTT reschedules one-act plays

Torquay Theatre Troupe (TTT) adopted the theatrical mantra that "the show must go on" during the latest lockdown.

There is nothing like a bit of...

July 31, 2021

GABF toasts new partnership with BeerFest

THE team behind The Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) have announced a new partnership with BeerFest Australia. As a part of the partnership, Australian Beer...

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...