What do you think of Aurora?
Aurora, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle's monthly magazine, seeks to:
• Share the stories of the people in our community
• Offer a Catholic perspective on current issues and events
• Encourage opportunities for stillness, reflection, celebration, prayer
• Issue an invitation to all to participate in the local church.

It’s 21 years since Bishop Michael Malone launched Aurora as a diocesan newspaper, and next month’s will be edition number 175!

In 2011, in a bold and unprecedented step, Aurora became an insert in six regional newspapers, initially boosting circulation enormously. The look and feel of Aurora changed significantly, to embrace a larger and more diverse audience. Aurora also occupied an online space from this point.

The new look and feel contributed to Aurora winning many awards with 2014 being a highlight when she was the proud recipient of both the premier religious press awards: the Bishop Philip Kennedy Award (Australasian Catholic Press Association) and the Gutenberg Award (Australasian Religious Press Association).

We don’t believe in resting on our laurels so It’s time to take stock and you can help! In a bid to make Aurora as appealing, accessible and sustainable as possible, we would like to know more about what our readers particularly like – and don’t like.

Please complete the short survey below, ideally before 20 November.

The names of all who complete the survey will go into a draw to win a $100 voucher from Woolworths, with the winner being announced in the December edition!

What is your age bracket?
Are you male or female?
How do you read Aurora?
Please provide feedback on Aurora's regular features
Very Interesting
Of some interest
Of little or no interest
My Word by Bishop Bill
First Word by Tracey Edstein
Education stories (various authors)
CareTalk by Tanya Russell
CatholicCare stories (various authors)
Seasons of Mercy (various authors)
People profiles (various authors)
Family Matters (various authors)
Opinion pieces (various authors)
Community Noticeboard
Book Review
Taste by Chef Bart
Do you have any suggestions about topics you would like Aurora to cover in the future?
Your answer
How likely are you to recommend Aurora to a friend?
Do you have any comments on Aurora’s visual appeal and ease of reading eg length of articles, images, layout, use of colour, font size and style?
Your answer
Apart from receiving information via Aurora, do you use any of the following as sources on Catholic perspectives?
Are you a churchgoer?
If Yes, how often do you participate?
Do you have any other comments?
Your answer
At present some readers subscribe to Aurora at a cost of $30 a year – largely to cover the costs of postage. Would you be interested in becoming a subscriber and having Aurora posted to you?
Please include your name and contact information if you would like to be entered into the draw for a $100 Woolworths gift card.
Your answer
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