• Purewa Adds New Columbarium

    Due to popular demand a new columbarium will be open in the new year at Purewa. The stainless steel and cast aluminium structure will accommodate 96 double niches for cremated ashes. Sitting on a concrete base, the columbarium will be faced with b

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  • Headstone Restoration a way to Show Respect

    One man has been quietly cleaning and restoring old headstones at Purewa Cemetery for the past year. Semi-retired ecological consultant Graham Don from St Heliers, joined the Friends of Purewa, and almost immediately started on a personal project

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  • Heritage Festival Tours and Flowers

    Have you ever wondered how finger printing to convict criminals and the armed offenders squad became established in New Zealand? The answers to these and other fascinating stories will be revealed at the Auckland Heritage Festival event being

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  • Birdsong Back at Purewa Cemetery

    Birdsong is returning to Purewa Cemetery thanks to a joint initiative with the Eastern Bays Birdsong Project. The community-based volunteer group has provided traps and platforms to help Purewa control the possum population, which has been increas

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