June 13, 2018

The custodians of Purewa

The tranquil surroundings of the 45-acre Purewa Cemetery are a source of pride for the dedicated team of ground staff under the direction of sexton Jason Walton.
April 23, 2018

Purewa remembers the ANZACS

The peaceful paths of Purewa Cemetery are a fitting place for Anzac reflection. Historic Purewa is the resting place for so many who helped preserve and shape our nation. Some were highly decorated, but most often they were ordinary people moved to do extraordinary things.
March 8, 2018

Purewa connects to the community

As part of the services provided to the community by the Purewa Cemetery Trust Board, the website www.purewa.co.nz has undergone a major upgrade – outlining its services, amenities, live-streaming and ..
February 13, 2018

Purewa building upgrade to aid grieving families

One of Purewa’s major works for 2018 is the extension and upgrade of the Administration building – a feature of which is the provision of a Quiet Room for private family use.
December 13, 2017

New children’s memorial nears completion at Purewa

Butterflies, seemingly infinite in their colour and variety, are soon to alight on a mosaic path being prepared in the children’s sanctuary of Purewa Cemetery.
November 22, 2017

Purewa first with plaque ordering system

For the first time in New Zealand, families will be able to order bronze plaques online – including having an input into design.
October 11, 2017

Check on rights to burial plots advised

Over Purewa Cemetery’s 128 year history, many families bought burial plots in advance, with a Licence of Right to Burial for family members.
September 24, 2017

Open Day – Sunday, Oct 1

Historical Talk and Guided Tours of Purewa's Notable Graves where many of Auckland's Founding Fathers and well-known citizens are buried
July 3, 2017

Newborn memorial spreads its wings

Over the coming months and years the emergence of butterfly mosaics will beautify and dignify the stillborn, newborn and children’s area of Purewa Cemetery.
June 2, 2017

Remembering the people who made Auckland

Anyone wandering the grounds of Purewa Cemetery, chancing on a name or eulogy or tragic account, will learn much about Auckland’s history and culture.
March 22, 2017

Restoring Purewa’s historic graves

What happens when grave memorials, constructed as a lasting memorial to a loved one, fall into disrepair?
March 2, 2017

St John’s Lounge proves its worth

Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium witnessed a ceremony of a different kind on Friday February 17, with the official opening and blessing of the new St John’s Lounge.