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.”
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.
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...
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.
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...