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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October 29, 2020

Preparation steps up in Otway District for bushfire season

FOREST Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) is continuing work to prepare the Otway District for the coming bushfire season, building on fuel management works conducted...

October 15, 2020

Survey reveals Australians’ reactions to COVID symptoms

More than a third of Australians with cold- or flu-like symptoms spent time in public and almost one in five attended work in person...

September 17, 2020

Head to help clinic opens in Geelong

People in the Greater Geelong area experiencing mental ill-health due to the stresses of COVID-19 can now get access to support services at a...

September 10, 2020

Bruce Harwood to stand again in Kardinia Ward

NOMINATIONS open next week for candidates in October’s City of Greater Geelong council election, and Bruce Harwood will again stand in Kardinia Ward. Mr Harwood...

September 3, 2020

We The Makers CREATE offers new courses

The We The Makers CREATE initiative is offering new courses for people to be inspired, learn new skills and start to help reduce the...

September 3, 2020

Swooping season returns

THE Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has reminded walkers and riders that the return of spring this week has also brought...

September 3, 2020

Join a virtual hike to the 12 Apostles

Great Ocean Road Health (GORH) has begun its virtual Health Hike from Torquay to the 12 Apostles, and is inviting the community to join...

September 3, 2020

Residents grill council over Torquay North roadblocks

COMMUNITY opposition to the roadblocks in Torquay North is still running hot, with the Surf Coast Shire council facing 48 questions about the issue...

September 3, 2020

Regional Victoria to get its own coronavirus roadmap

PREMIER Dan Andrews will, this weekend, reveal the roadmap showing the way out of Victoria's coronavirus restrictions, and regional Victoria will have its own...

September 3, 2020

Falls Festival falls over, other events go virtual

THE Falls Festival in Lorne is the latest major event in the Geelong region to fall over because of the coronavirus pandemic this year,...

September 3, 2020

State grant to encourage shoppers to explore Torquay

A PROJECT to improve directions to Torquay's "fragmented" shopping precincts has received a $175,000 grant from the state government. On Tuesday this week, Local Government...

September 3, 2020

Some NBN users shifted to satellite

THE rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is officially over, but some internet users in the Geelong region are not getting the experience...

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...