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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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May 16, 2022

Corangamite candidates quizzed at forum

CORANGAMITE’S candidates faced the voters last week in a public meeting focused on Surf Coast issues. Hosted by Commerce Torquay, 3228 RA and the Greater...

May 14, 2022

Raise a teacup for a good cause

Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging groups across the state to make a cuppa for a cause and register for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea during...

May 13, 2022

Jobs, services, housing key to driving regional population growth

New research from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has found the COVID pandemic has exacerbated concerns about housing affordability and access...

May 13, 2022

Coker commits funding to school projects

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker has made education spending a major feature of her campaign in recent days, announcing four school funding commitments...

February 17, 2022

Bunkering down

A CREATIVE collaboration has designed a striking and bushfire-resistant concrete home to be constructed on a steep hillside in Wye River. The "Wye Concrete Bunker",...

February 17, 2022

A lively look from Dulux

PICK up the paintbrush and get creative with Dulux's Wonder palette – one of three palettes from the Dulux Colour Forecast 2022. Dulux colour and...

January 27, 2022

Bright idea: The Sands charged with Labor’s battery pledge

RESIDENTS in The Sands estate in Torquay will get a major boost towards their goal to be a net zero community if Labor wins...

January 20, 2022

Torquay’s new vintage market

The crew that brought you the Mill Market, Powerhouse Geelong and Garage Geelong, have a new creative concept in town – Garage Torquay. Garage Torquay...

January 19, 2022

A festival of sounds on the Geelong waterfront

From pop to punk and blues to rock, you'll probably find a bit of everything in this year's fantastic music offering being presented during...

January 14, 2022

Nelson Property Transfer Services now call the Surf Coast home

NELSON Property Transfer Services (NPTS) have officially thrown open their doors on the Surf Coast. With offices already in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, NPTS...

December 31, 2021

Youth Work students make waves for mental health

GORDON Youth Work students, together with Ocean Mind, have taken to the surf to mentor at-risk youth experiencing mental health challenges, social isolation and...

December 28, 2021

Music gigs get back on the road

LIVE music is coming back across Melbourne and regional Victoria, with the state government supporting a calendar of more than 300 events across the...

December 27, 2021

Bushfire season begins in Geelong region

BUSHFIRE season is officially on for three municipalities in the Geelong region. At 1am on Monday this week, the Fire Danger Period began for the...

December 27, 2021

Pixar Putt confirms After Dark dates

AUSTRALIAN pop-up mini-golf favourite Pixar Putt opens next week, and the event at Eastern Beach has confirmed dates for its After Dark sessions. To be...

December 27, 2021

Family has first-ever getaway in Lorne

WHEN the Magical Getaway Foundation (MGF) met 10-year-old Sam, his three sisters and mum at the reception of Lorne hotel Mantra earlier this month,...

December 24, 2021

Shire seeks $20m more for Torquay cultural facility

THE Surf Coast Shire is hoping to secure as much as $20 million more in state and federal funding to help build its new...

December 24, 2021

Police presence to increase over Christmas

POLICE on the Surf Coast are expecting an influx of visitors to the region over the Christmas and New Year period and will be...

December 23, 2021

Right on track

THE Geelong Motor Sports Complex is preparing for a major upgrade to the facility next year. Lara MP John Eren, who visited the complex next...

December 23, 2021

Smart coast: Shire a magnet for clever cohort

PEOPLE making the seachange and treechange to the Surf Coast have turned the municipality into one of the smartest in the state. Speaking during a...

December 23, 2021

Shire adopts events calendar for 2022

THE Surf Coast Shire council has made one new entry and four deletions on its list of supported events for next year but is...

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...