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Established in 1879, The Ashburton Guardian is distributed throughout the Ashburton region, South of Christchurch, The Ashburton Guardian is a strong supporter of local business and community projects.  The paper focuses on local events and local people but offers good coverage of national and international news and events.

Special monthly publications include the monthly Guardian Farming and also Dairy Focus along with a monthly lifestyle publication YOU and also weekly Guardian Property supplement.

After 134 years as a broadsheet paper the Ashburton Guardian has moved to a compact format Monday through to Saturday - Press release 29/7/13

Contact Details

General Manager: Desme Daniels
Editor: Stu Oldham

Address: Level 3, 161 Burnett Street
                 PO Box 77 Ashburton
Phone: 03 307 7900
Fax: 03 307 7980

Publication Details

Published: Morning Monday-Saturday
Page Size: Compact 8x8 modules Mon-Sat
Average Net Circulation*: 4,553
Readership**: Average Issue 10,000
Weekly Coverage 18,000

* Audit Bureau of Circulation to March 2015
** Nielsen Consumer & Media Insights Q2 2014 - Q1 2015  All 15+