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 17, 2019

Nominations open soon for Anglesea by-election

NOMINATIONS to stand as a candidate in the Surf Coast Shire’s Anglesea Ward by-election open soon (Thursday, July 25), and prospective candidates are invited...

July 17, 2019

Anglesea Men’s Shed gets a hand from the bank

COMMONWEALTH Bank Anglesea branch employees have donated $500 to the Anglesea Men’s Shed as part of a nationwide community donation program. Over the next few...

July 17, 2019

Bring the outside inside for

With the cold weather here, we’re spending less and less time outside. And while there’s something cozy about curling up on the couch beside an open...

July 17, 2019

Consider home staging when selling your house

No matter which point of the market you are selling at, professional home staging is the single most powerful tool at your disposal to positively affect the selling...

July 17, 2019

Anglesea borefield community consultation starts today

THE first of Barwon Water’s Anglesea Borefield community consultations will take place this afternoon. The local water corporation is preparing to consult the community about...

July 17, 2019

Town by town snapshot: Anglesea

The size of Anglesea is approximately 96.9 square kilometres stretching out along the Great Ocean Road with the Anglesea Heath and Otway Forest Park...

July 17, 2019

Show gives a glimpse of the Arts Trail

WORKS by 56 artists are on show in a special exhibition previewing the Surf Coast Arts Trail. Artists and art enthusiasts gathered at Surf Coast...

July 17, 2019

Coastal trail route to be revealed

ROUTE options for a potential new coastal trail between Fairhaven and Skenes Creek will be revealed for discussion this week at consultation sessions in...

July 17, 2019

Ellie crowned champion at Gold Coast comp

BARWON Heads’ Ellie Harrison took out the blue ribbon 16 and under divisions at the 2019 Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp on the Gold Coast...

July 17, 2019

TRUE VOICE: Corrina Eccles talks treaty at Surf Coast event

THE long-awaited treaty in Victoria is an opportunity for the state’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to redefine how they see each other, according to...

July 11, 2019

Best lawns on Backyard Blicavs

Do you dream of weed pullers, irrigators and fertilisers? Do you enjoy being outdoors and keeping the lawn in check? Does your mouth water when someone says...

July 11, 2019

Town by town snapshot: Armstrong Creek

The emerging suburb of Armstrong Creek (east of the Surfcoast Highway) is approximately 18.7 square kilometres and has 4 parks covering nearly 0.8 per...

July 11, 2019

Anglesea property market shows no signs of slowing

WITH IAN LAWLESS FROM GREAT OCEAN PROPERTIES The end of the financial year has come and gone with our team at Great Ocean Properties...

July 11, 2019

One Agency Surf Coast: New name, same reliable service

Local boutique real estate agent One Agency Shaun O’Callaghan has now been renamed One Agency Surf Coast to reflect the agency’s impressive growth over...

July 11, 2019

ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB – July 11, 2019

Wednesday July 3 – it was Par Wednesday Medal day for the men. Division 1 Winner Andrew Daffy (6) +1, Division 3 Winner Brian...

July 11, 2019

Surf Coast FC wary of weekend opponents

WITH the Surf Coast Senior Women’s team having the week off due to a catch-up round, all focus turned to the Senior Men’s team...

July 11, 2019

Massage away The winter blues

During the dark and cold months, it comes as no surprise that we feel the need to stay in bed, shut away from the...

July 10, 2019

ARE YOU PART OF THE sharing economy?

Understanding tax in the sharing economy is easy with the team from STS Accounting. The sharing economy connects buyers (users) and sellers (providers) through a...

July 10, 2019

ARE HOME LOANS HARD TO GET?

The past year has been pretty volatile for the finance industry. The royal commission coupled with the state and federal elections saw many mixed messages...

July 10, 2019

START TODAY, achieve tomorrow

For more than 17 years, Coastline Advice has been helping put people from the Surf Coast and Bellarine in a better financial position. Coastline have...

July 10, 2019

ADVICE YOU CAN DEPEND ON from someone you can trust

For more than six years, the team at Ruth Annett Chartered Accountant has been helping people living on the Surf Coast manage their finances. Clients...

July 10, 2019

Geelong to host world pool championships

GEELONG has added another international event to its growing sporting calendar, with The Arena to host the Blackball World Pool Championships in November 2020. In...

July 10, 2019

Deakin moves up university rankings

DEAKIN University has moved up again in the world rankings for universities under 50 years old. After improving two places to 29th in the 2020...

July 10, 2019

Activists roar for the climate

A PROTEST outside Geelong’s City Hall last week made a loud noise (if only briefly) to demand stronger action in response  to climate change. The...

July 10, 2019

Thousands warm up with shiraz as region basks in midwinter glow

WINE Geelong’s annual Winter Shiraz Weekend warmed up thousands of wine lovers across the weekend, with producers showcasing the very best of Geelong region...

July 10, 2019

VEC starts issuing bigger fines to non-voters

THE Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is urging Victorians who have outstanding nonvoting fines to pay up before the matter is referred to Fines Victoria. As...

July 10, 2019

First project in Shipwreck Coast Master Plan begins

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the first project to be delivered as part of the state government’s $9.8 million commitment to the first stage of...

July 10, 2019

Committee for Lorne – A word from the Chairman

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is currently in the process of assessing the value, benefits and options for a coastal...