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“I want to thank you again for all your help in making it possible for me to be able to follow my husband’s wish and have him close to his Mother and Father in his final rest. Your cemetery is a beautiful spot.”

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Anzac Day 2022: The Heroes of Armageddon

Anzac Day 2022: The Heroes of Armageddon

On Anzac Day we commemorate and honour those who risked their lives for us. This Anzac Day we turn our attention to the Holy Land and to the Battle of Megiddo (Armageddon), the decisive turning point of the war’s Sinai and Palestine campaign.

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Amelia Haszard and New Zealand’s Greatest Natural Disaster

Amelia Haszard and New Zealand’s Greatest Natural Disaster

Māori and Pakeha experienced the Tarawera eruption together. Both influenced the other’s understanding of what happened, and what it meant. We join them now, as we remember Amelia Haszard and Sophia Hinerangi; through their stories we consider the meaning of life and death, of humanity and the environment that shapes us.  What does it mean that their lives were upended by the shaking of the solid ground, the very thing we choose as a metaphor for stability? There is in this a profound meditation and an opportunity to grow in our understanding of what is real and important.

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Orange Traffic Light Settings and Purewa

Orange Traffic Light Settings and Purewa

The Government’s Orange Light Traffic framework permits Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium to hold funerals with no capacity limits. Purewa's chapels DO NOT require a vaccine pass. Vaccine Pass requirements are at the discretion of families. Please advise your funeral...

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