Christchurch 2015 Edition – OUT OF STOCK

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Christchurch and Canterbury are now in the 5th anniversary year of their earthquakes. The region is changing on an almost daily basis, with vacant spaces now having new buildings being constructed on them.

Christchurch, NZ: 2015 Edition takes the reader on a full colour tour of the city and outlying towns, comparing photographs taken before the 2011 earthquake, and updated from the same locations in 2015. It has 56 pages and 85% of the updated images and pre-earthquake comparisons are new.


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Christchurch 2015 documents a city’s transformative journey from pre-earthquake days into the future.

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The Canterbury region of New Zealand, was devastated by violent earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. The Central Business District (CBD) of Christchurch was hit particularly hard. Many of the buildings had to be demolished, leaving blocks of land empty. In the outlying towns of Sumner, Lyttelton, Akaroa, Rangiora and Kaiapoi many landmark buildings were also damaged beyond repair.

The 2015 edition of the Christchurch, New Zealand comparison book takes you on a visual journey around post-earthquake Christchurch, Sumner, Lyttelton, Akaroa, Rangiora and Kaiapoi. You can see how the city and outlying towns are beginning to rebuild from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. In many places the impact upon the urban landscape of the central city, hillside and eastern suburbs is still clearly visible.

A Journey Through Christchurch 2015

How does Christchurch and its satellite towns look now? And what did they look like before the devastating earthquakes?

In 2015, Deb Donnell took her camera and revisted her pre-quake pathways in the CBD, suburbs and outlying towns. The resulting photographs are then placed next to the pre-quake images, allowing the reader to compare then and now.

‘This is a wonderful book, feels very positive, not sad.’

Sue White – The Breeze

About the Author

Deb Donnell has lived most of her life in Christchurch, and spent much of that time growing up and working in the central City. She has written two other books on the Christchurch Earthquakes – Cafe Reflections: Christchurch City 1975-2012 (out of print), and, with Pete Seager, Responders: The NZ Volunteer Response Teams’ Christchurch Earthquake Deployments. Deb is committed to documenting the region’s rebuild with her annual Christchurch Then and Now series. Deb also trains and mentors people on content marketing and book publishing through her company, KESWiN™ Academy.


  • ISBN 978-0-9941130-0-9
  • 56 pages
  • 144 photographs
Weight570 g
Dimensions21 × 29.7 × .5 cm

3 reviews for Christchurch 2015 Edition – OUT OF STOCK

  1. Editorial Team

    From Mark, Fairlie, Canterbury:
    ‘An excellent before and after series of photographs with captions & content about Christchurch 2010-2011 quakes & subsequent rebuild. The book also shows quake devastation & rebuilding in surrounding Canterbury towns. I lived in Christchurch & experienced all the quakes. I now live in Fairlie & regularly drive to Christchurch & surrounding towns for business, family & post quake site seeing. The book is a true reflection of quake devastation & regeneration in Christchurch & surrounds.’

  2. Editorial Team

    From Tom & Donna, USA:
    “Deb, your books are amazing! We love that we have autographed copies. I look in awe at what happened and with just as much amazement at what has happened since. Looking at the photos it’s easy to see that it’s a beautiful place to live. Thank you so much for sharing such powerful experiences.”

  3. Editorial Team

    From Caralyn Way, Christchurch:
    “I like the photo comparisons in the book; they tell their own story. The written information enhances the photos.”

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