|Main source||Puketeraki Range|
|River mouth||Ashley River|
|Length||14 km (9 mi)|
The Townshend River is a river of the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It rises in the Puketeraki Range 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Springfield and flows generally east to reach the Ashley River 10 kilometres (6 mi) north of Oxford, upstream from the Ashley Gorge.
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