Tranquil grounds, tree-lined drives, manicured gardens and steeped in history, Purewa is a place of peace and support in the hardest of times.
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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.”
Doctor, inventor, linguist, musician, clergyman, publisher, architect and legendary surgeon, Arthur Guyon Purchas was New Zealand's Renaissance Man. This year, some 200 family descendants celebrated his life at a reunion in Auckland. Introducing AGP Purchas arrived in...
Matariki is a time to reflect and connect with the stories and lives of those who went before us. It is a time to learn from them and plan for the next year with deeper wisdom. Purewa Cemetery is about remembering, honouring, and learning. That's why we invest in...
History in black and white can feel cinematic and unreal. Remembering the Second World War only through that lens risks that we will repeat it, that it might sneak up on us unexpectedly, just as it did then. The solution is to take the time to study and understand the...
Purewa has an impressive new neighbour: The 2.65km section 2 of the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive shared pathway for cyclists, walkers, scooter riders and runners was officially opened last month. Known as Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai – the path of land and sea – the joint project of Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi provides a total of 7.3km to connect Auckland’s eastern suburbs to the city centre. Purewa Cemetery is one of the many beautiful places along the path.