IGAs carry great range of reading

When COVID-19 struck, the usual channels for sharing Aurora were suddenly blocked.

School populations dwindled to 5 per cent, many local newspapers that carried Aurora each month ceased being printed, and churches were closed. The Diocese sought to find a way to get Aurora to our readers, particularly those who could not access it online.

IGA supermarkets throughout the Diocese happily agreed to fill that gap. The need to purchase essential items ensured that supermarkets stayed open, and therefore were the perfect location to make Aurora available.

Well-known for their community support, IGA supermarkets donate to local organisations, charities and other worthwhile causes. IGA Community Chest raises funds that are used for everything from a response to major events such as floods or bushfires, to new soccer balls for the local under-8s.

IGA’s support of our Diocese was evident when it agreed to showcase Aurora in its outlets.

Front end Manager of IGA New Lambton, Tim Donnelly said, "IGA supermarkets are proud to support their local communities, and we are happy to have Aurora available at our store."

The relationship between IGA and Aurora has also enabled the Diocese to reach people who may not have otherwise bought the newspapers in which it was published, or picked it up at church. New audiences are now reading the good news of the Diocese. 

You can now pick up a copy of Aurora from your local IGA in Blackalls Park, Boolaroo, Bulahdelah, Cameron Park, Caves Beach, Dungog, Gloucester, Karuah, New Lambton, Paterson, Rathmines, Shoal Bay, Stockton, Taree, Wangi Wangi, West Wallsend, Windale, and Woodrising.

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Brooke Robinson

Brooke is Content Officer for the Communications Team in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

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