About KESWIN Publishing Ltd: We are a privately owned independent publishing company in Christchurch, New Zealand.
We were founded in 2003 by Deb Donnell and incorporated in 2006.
KESWIN Publishing produces non-fiction publications that inspire and document transformative journeys. These help the reader to make major changes in their personal or work lives in order to achieve their goals or pursue their dreams.
About KESWIN Publishing's Values and Purpose
Learn About KESWIN Publishing's Commitment to Christchurch
The 2010 and 2011 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand had a huge impact on us. As a result, we made a commitment to publish books that documented the city's transformative journey. These books also document our journey, as we have lifelong ties to the city.
- Deb Donnell's Cafe Reflections: Christchurch City 1975-2012, published in 2012. This shares the story of the Christchurch CBD over the year, and how the earthquakes impacted on the Community.
- RESPONDERS: The NZ Volunteer Response Teams Christchurch Earthquake Deployments, co-authored by Pete Seager and Deb Donnell, published 2013. This book documents the journey taken by trained urban search and rescue volunteers. They were deployed to assist the emergency services and New Zealand Defence Forces with the search, rescue and recovery after the earthquakes.
- Christchurch: Then and Now Series. This is released bi-annually. Each edition provides a pictorial comparison of the city's journey from pre-earthquake to rebuild.
We are committed to helping the rebuild and recovery of Christchurch. Therefore, all of our design, typesetting and printing work for the Christchurch books is carried out locally.
Our Christchurch books are available for purchase on our website. They are also distributed to book and tourism retailers throughout New Zealand. Furthermore, all other titles can be purchased from our website or through selected online distribution channels.
Lastly, you can learn more about KESWIN Publishing by browsing through our website, or contacting us.
Learn About Keswin Publishing’s Titles
Christchurch 3rd Edition Book
Christchurch and Canterbury are now in the 7th year of experiencing significant natural disasters, including earthquakes, wildfires and floods. The region is changing with each disaster. The cities and towns are being rebuilt, and significant landmarks are reopening after extensive repairs. The Kaikoura Earthquake in 2016 dramatically changed the geographic layout of the South Island forever.
Christchurch 3rd Edition book takes the reader on a full colour tour of Christchurch CBD, New Brighton, residential red zone, the Port Hills, Sumner, Lyttelton, Darfield, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, and Kaikoura. The book has comparison photographs taken before and after the disasters, and updated from the same locations in 2017. It has 64 pages and 90% of the 155 images are new to the series.
Order your copy now to add to your Christchurch memorabilia collection, or to gift to loved ones who are following the region’s transformative journey.
YOU101-PDF – Your Transformative Journey
Your Transformative Journey: Making the Conscious Decision to Explore Your Unconscious Self
KESWIN™ Mini-Guide YOU101 (PDF File Format)
Your Quest Begins Here: Be the Hero Who Seeks Treasure!
Your Transformative Journey is an overview of your Heroic Quest to discover your true value and uniqueness. It gives give you an introduction to the tools and resources you will use to create strategies and actions steps so that you can live with purpose.
About YOU101-PDF Edition
This PDF is available to purchase and download through our website.
If you wish to purchase an eBook or Print format of this title, please choose the appropriate linked product listed at the bottom of this page. Thanks!
Note: Price is listed on our website in NZ Dollars.
Writing Journals | A5 Notebooks
Writing Journals are spiral bound with 120 blank pages. These are ideal for daily journal writing, to eject your thoughts, ideas, reflections, etc. onto the page.
Choose one from a series of cover images photographed by our Founder, Deb Donnell.
- #001 Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand, “Seeking Diamonds”
- #002 Moeraki Boulders, Otago, New Zealand, “Bold Explorations!”
- #003 Mackenzie Basin, Canterbury, New Zealand, “Endless Possibilities”
- #004 Aoraki / Mt Cook, Canterbury, New Zealand, “Trails to Treasure”
These are purchased from an external website. Each one costs US$12.99 + tax (if applicable) and shipping.
These writing journals are print on demand products. They are printed when you order them, and then shipped directly to you. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery (depending on the shipping option you choose).
Responders: Christchurch Earthquake
The New Zealand Response Teams are volunteer groups trained to professional standards as an emergency resource that can complement or support everyday emergency services if they are overwhelmed to their normal capabilities. The 22 February 2011 was more than just an every day emergency. All seventeen registered teams were deployed to come and help Christchurch in its time of need.
Responders tells the story of the NZ-RT Community’s first time in history where their skills were needed at one event, through private collection photographs and personal accounts of the teams and individuals involved.
Christchurch 3rd Edition
Christchurch and Canterbury are now in the 7th year of experience significant natural disasters, including earthquakes, wildfires and floods. The region is changing with each disaster. The cities and towns are being rebuilt, and significant landmarks are reopening after extensive repairs.
Christchurch Then and Now, 2018 Edition takes the reader on a full colour tour of Christchurch CBD, the outlying suburbs and North Canterbury towns, comparing photographs taken before the 2011 earthquake, and updated from the same locations in 2017. It has 56 pages and all new comparison images.
PRE ORDER YOUR COPY NOW, save $10 AND receive it HOT off the press in November 2017, before it reaches the book stores, with a personal autograph from the author!
Christchurch 4ED – Pre-Order
Price includes shipping to New Zealand addresses, via Courier Post, OR partial shipping to international addresses (see below for more info).
About Christchurch 4ED (4th Edition)
Christchurch and Canterbury are on a transformative journey as the region recovers from significant natural disasters, including earthquakes, wildfires and floods. The cities, towns and even highways are being rebuilt. As each year passes, more significant landmarks reopen after extensive repairs. The Kaikoura Earthquake in 2016 dramatically changed the geographic layout of the South Island and scenic coastal road forever.
Production of the Christchurch 4th Edition book is delayed until further notice, due to the coronavirus emergency.
We hope to be able to produce limited quantities, or a digital version, once the Government lockdown is lifted.
Join Deb on a full colour tour of Christchurch CBD, New Brighton, residential red zone, the Port Hills, Sumner, Lyttelton, Darfield, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, and Kaikoura.
The book will include comparison photographs taken before and after the disasters, and updated from the same locations in the months prior to publication. It is estimated to have 64 pages and over 70% of the images will be new to the series.
You can still pre-order your copy now to add to your Christchurch memorabilia collection, or to gift to loved ones who are following the region’s transformative journey.
Shipping Notes: The Pre-Order price includes $10 shipping the physical product via Courier Post to NZ Addresses. For International Orders, shipping to your address via Airmail will be approx. $10-$20 extra, depending on where you are located. We’ll invoice you the difference prior to shipping the book (once we know the exact shipping costs).