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Ashburton Guardian

Ashburton Guardian
Type Daily (except Sunday) Newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Ashburton Guardian Company Ltd
Founded 1879
Headquarters Ashburton, New Zealand
Circulation 5,555
Website http://www.guardianonline.co.nz//

The Ashburton Guardian is a daily newspaper published in Ashburton, New Zealand according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation in New Zealand it has a readership of approximately 11,000 and a circulation of 5,554. It was founded in 1879 and has since 1900 been owned by the Bell family

History

According to the Newspaper Publishers Association of New Zealand the Ashburton Guardian was first published in September 1879. Almost 11,000 editions of the Ashburton Guardian have been digitised and are available through PapersPast, a service offered by the National Library; those editions cover the period from 1 January 1887 to 31 December 1921.[1]

In 2000, the Ashburton Guardian was the first newspaper in New Zealand to go to a compact format; this was done for the Saturday edition only. In July 2013, the weekday editions also went from broadsheet to compact.[2]

The newspaper was a member of the now defunct New Zealand Press Association.

Ownership

Charles Dixon and Horace Weeks started the newspaper to oppose Hugo Friedlander, the latter of whom had beaten Ivess in the mayoral election.[3][4] In 1885, they sold the Guardian to William Steward, who himself sold to Robert Bell in 1900. As of 2015, the Ashburton Guardian is still owned by the Bell family, and that makes it one of the few independently-owned daily newspapers in New Zealand.[3]

References

  1. ^ "The Ashburton Guardian". PapersPast. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Lammers, Coen (29 July 2013). "Ashburton Guardian goes compact Monday to Friday" (PDF) (Press release). Ashburton: Ashburton Guardian. News Works NZ. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Ashburton Guardian". PapersPast. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ McCausland, Ray. "Hugo Friedlander".  
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