Friday, April 1st A – Ashburton
I could have started off with Auckland, everyone knows where Auckland is and if you don’t just put it in Google, you will soon find out about it.
No, I’m picking towns in New Zealand, not cities, some I haven’t even heard of them myself, but I’m sure enjoying the searching and finding information about them, that I didn’t know myself, so I can share it with you.
As the years go,by, I may even visit them and give them a personally seen update.
Ducks on the pond, Ashburton Domain, Ashburton, NZ. Photo Credit
Friday, April 1 A – Ashburton
Ashburton lies in the middle of the fertile Canterbury Plains in the South Island of New Zealand.
Dairy farming is one of the main operations, provided irrigation is used.
There is a cinema, swimming pool two local golf courses, a walking track coastwards along the northern side of the river from State Highway 1.
The township has a population of 19,600, with an additional 12,400 living in the wider district.
It is is on State Highway 1 86 kilometres (53 mi) south of Christchurch.
The beaches adjacent to Ashburton are steep and shingly with a strong undertow, making them unsafe to swim, but suitable for surf-casting.
If you would like to know more about Ashburton.