December 2, 2019

Auckland Heritage Festival tours

More than 75 people attended Purewa Cemetery’s first Auckland Heritage Festival tours last month.

The tours were part of the festival which is organised by the Auckland Council annually across the city celebrating various aspects of heritage. The theme for this year’s event was Journeys – the stories of how our people travelled to Tamaki Makaurau by sea, air or land, to create a shared future together.
October 31, 2019


Two of Auckland’s early leading citizens were recognised at a ceremony at Purewa last month.

Judge Francis Dart Fenton and Sir Edwin Mitchelson were both buried at Purewa but without headstones or plaques to acknowledge their significant contributions to the development of the city. The Purewa Cemetery Trust Board decided to prepare appropriate plaques, which were dedicated at the ceremony on September 21.
September 10, 2019
MasefieldFamilyGrave at Purewa

Purewa Hosts Historical Tours at Auckland Heritage Festival

Purewa Cemetery is taking part in the Auckland Council’s Auckland Heritage Festival next month.

Purewa will host four separate guided tours led by historians, mostly focusing on some of the early citizens of Auckland from many different walks of life, who helped found and shape this city.
June 28, 2019
Official opening of the administration building

Purewa Opens New Administration Centre

Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium’s newest building, an almost double in size administration centre, was officially opened recently by the Bishop of Auckland, the Right Reverend Ross Bay.
June 13, 2019

Purewa Burial Plots Available to Pre Purchase

One hundred burial plots at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium have been made available for pre purchase by the public. Under its cemetery management programme, the Purewa Cemetery Trust Board, has launched the initiative to make plots more easily available.
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.
May 9, 2019
Lounge OF Remembrance

Lounge of Remembrance Reopens

Purewa’s Lounge of Remembrance has reopened for after funeral catering functions after major renovation. For the past six months the lounge housed the administration office staff while a new state of the art administration centre was under construction.
February 13, 2019

Friends of Purewa Established

A Friends of Purewa group has been established to encourage local interest and help support the work of the Purewa Cemetery Trust Board.
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.
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.
January 20, 2017

Tracing your ancestors at Purewa Cemetery

Among the many services provided by Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium is the assistance given to families researching genealogy and family trees.
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