Ashburton

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Ashburton straddles the River Ashburn, four miles before joining the River Dart. It is the main town in the farming district of mid-Canterbury. The town was named after Lord Ashburton, a member of the Canterbury Association, which settled the region in the 1850s. Even though in the beginning dry and covered with thick clumps of grass, applying water to the land areas has allowed agriculture to grow. The town of Ashburton is known for...

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