May 28, 2019

What Happens When Someone Dies

The loss of a friend or family member is a very difficult and emotional time.
If you have just experienced the death of a loved one, know that Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium is just a phone call away and ready to assist you in any way we can.
November 22, 2018

Walk of Memories extension at Purewa Cemetery

Due to the popularity of the Walk of Memories as a final resting place for ashes, stage one of an extension project is about to get under way.
September 3, 2018

Long path leads to Purewa role

Stepping into the General Manager's shoes at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium might seem daunting after only 16 months in the industry but Alastair Crombie brings 30 years' experience in communications with a strong customer focus to the role.
July 20, 2018

Retiring manager leaves strong legacy

When Clifton Thomson steps down from the position of general manager of Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium at the end of July he can look back on almost two decades of improvement and innovation in this beautiful corner of St Johns...
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 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