Christchurch 4ED (4th Edition) documents the city’s rebuild and transformative journey over the past eight years, and beyond.
The Canterbury region of New Zealand, was devastated by violent earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, and Kaikoura in 2016. The Port Hills were scarred by wildfires in 2017. Despite these disasters, the region remains a beautiful part of the world.
As a result, 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, Kaiapoi and Kaikoura many landmark buildings were also damaged beyond repair.
Eight years later, 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 4ED is a “then and now” comparison book. It guides you on a visual journey around post-earthquake Christchurch, Sumner, Lyttelton, Akaroa, 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.
CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION…CHRISTCHURCH 4ED
So, how does the city and outlying regions look now? And what did they look like before the devastating earthquakes?
Over the 2018 Summer, Deb Donnell and friends are travelling around the region to update photographs of much loved pre-quake sites. Our production team will then place the new images next to the pre-quake images and set them in the new book.
PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW FOR SNEAK PREVIEWS AND BEHIND THE SCENES UPDATES
As a thank you for ordering your copy while the book is in production, we are going to send you sneak previews over the summer.
These will be sent direct to your inbox, for your eyes only!
Note: This price includes New Zealand’s GST and $10 shipping to NZ addresses via Courier Post.
International Orders: We won’t know the exact shipping costs, so we will be in touch before shipping to you with the exact cost. Please see below for more info.
We’ll ship your book HOT off the press, so you get it before the book stores do. And Deb will personally autograph your first edition copy too!
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 Christchurch Then and Now series. Deb also mentors people on transformative journeys, through KESWIN™ Academy.
64 pages (estimated)
155 photographs (estimated)
Page count and photograph quantities are estimated only. Final count could be more.
Publication Release Date: Autumn 2019 (March/April)
All pre-orders will be shipped HOT off the press a week before the book reaches the book stores.
Deb will personally autograph your first edition copy too.
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 in autumn 2019 (once we know the exact shipping costs).