District Gazette Expands to Ropes Crossing


We are expanding! 

The Jordan Springs Gazette will now be distributed in Ropes Crossing. The popularity and demand for local community news continues to grow and so do we.  

Local newspapers bring us together by connecting deeply with the community. They differ from larger papers because the stories are about our immediate neighbours, friends and businesses. They provide a way to connect us all together to celebrate our wins, band together to help each other, provide much needed information about activities in the area, support local people running local businesses and most importantly, make us feel good about our neighbourhood. 

Not only do we regularly receive emails and phone calls, but face to face feedback from readers who often stop us when we are out and about in our area. They love the stories and content; mixed with the knowledge that they can reach out to nearby businesses. 

Belinda Sanders has edited and owned the District Gazette since 2012. “We share stories of local people doing local things. We have countless amounts of readers contacting us to share their stories; stories of their friends and neighbours” said Sanders. “You know, when you pick up a local community newspaper – you get a real feel for the community you are in. A direct reflection; an up close and personal experience”. 

The advertising value for local businesses is proven by the fact that up to 70% of our current advertisers are past and longstanding advertisers, returning month after month, some for years. Sanders is quick to point out that “of course there is more to advertising than just putting an advertisement in. It’s about your brand, your reputation, your call to action”. Advertising in the District Gazette puts your business exactly where it needs to be; right in front of the locale that are your potential customers! It’s a great way to build a relationship with your area. 

We love to hear from you if you have anything you think our area might be interested in reading about. Everybody’s got a story to tell or a hand to lend. We also encourage you to buy and shop locally from our advertisers. These businesses are the lifeblood of our home. If you are a business owner, we can help you grow and thrive by advertising with us. 

The benefits and feedback we receive show that community news is very much alive and well! The District Gazette is proud to support locals. We Live, Love Local. 

Article by Lisa Finn-Powell. 


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