Christchurch 3rd Edition book takes you on a visual journey of the region’s transformative seven years of natural disasters.
The Canterbury region of New Zealand, was devastated by violent earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, and Kaikoura in 2016. The Port Hills have been scarred by wildfires in 2017, and the aftermath of cyclones have caused flooding to various parts of the region. Despite all this, the region remains a beautiful part of the world.
The Central Business District (CBD) of Christchurch was hit particularly hard was hit particularly hard by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. 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.
In 2017, the rebuild is starting to progress, with people returning to new offices and shops in the Central city. The Arts Centre and other landmarks are reopening after extensive repairs. Life is slowly returning to a new normal in many parts of the city and suburbs.
Christchurch 3rd Edition book documents the region’s transformative journey around post-earthquake Christchurch, Sumner, Lyttelton, Darfield, Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Kaikoura. You can see how the city and outlying towns are beginning to rebuild from the disasters and the impact upon the landscape caused by earthquakes, wildfires and flooding.
Christchurch 3rd Edition Book includes Kaikoura
How does the city and outlying regions look now? And what did they look like before the devastating earthquakes?
In Spring 2017, Deb Donnell and friends took their cameras and revisted much loved pre-quake parts of the CBD, suburbs and outlying regions. She also travelled to Kaikoura via State Highway 1 Coastal Road, which is the world’s most beautiful and friendly construction zone.
The resulting photographs have been added to never seen before comparison images, and compiled into a full colour A4 size book to add to your Christchurch memorabilia collection.
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 series. Deb also trains and mentors people on content marketing and book publishing through her company, Writing Diamonds Ltd.
- ISBN 978-0-9941130-6-1
- 64 pages
- 155 photographs
- Publication Release Date: 14 November 2017