Hotel Ashburton, one hour from Christchurch, is the rural centre of the Canterbury Plains. The Hotel Restaurant offers fine dining with menus that reflect New Zealand's fresh, mouth- watering cuisine. Swim in the hotel pool, relax in the gardens, or workout on the tennis court-the choice is yours. A modern hotel set in 8 acres of landscaped grounds. 54 fully serviced rooms and units, each featuring tea, coffee and mini bar facilities.