Ashburton Guardian – contact us

Here at the Ashburton Guardian, we’ve been bringing the latest news to the local people since 1879. Over 140 years on from our first issue, we remain one of the few independently-owned daily newspapers in New Zealand, and that means our journalistic excellence continues to be read by over 17,000 of you, the people of Ashburton.

Ours is a town that’s growing in stature and population with every passing week, therefore its important to feel a part of the growing success story our region represents. By continuing to bring you the very best reporting of all the news and opinion that matters to you, we aim to make the Ashburton Guardian your essential source of local information.


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Our Offices are open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

General Enquiries

03 307 7900  | 


03 307 7900  |

Death Notices

03 307 7900  |

News tips

03 307 7957  | 


03 307 7936  |


Guardian Online Enquiries  |  Missed papers

03 307 7904  |  0800 274 287  | 

Reception is open 9am – 1pm


Ashburton Guardian Co Ltd
Level 3, Somerset House, 161 Burnett Street
PO Box 77
Ashburton, New Zealand