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 remembering and telling stories. It is a place of collective wisdom and also of connecting with the natural world and its processes.
On this first official Matariki holiday we remember Mere Wharepapa and Thomas “Darby” Ryan. Theirs is a story of creativity, love and a passion for living.
Matariki is also about nature. Here’s how Purewa sets the standard for water conservation! Rain Water Recycling