Alert Level 2
Most Council facilities are open and will be operating under the Level 2 guidelines, keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates or visit our Covid-19 Services and facilities page. For up to date information about alert levels, community cases, and getting tested visit covid19.govt.nz and health.govt.nz.
All new burials are at Whenua Tapu Cemetery. Porirua and Pāuatahanui cemeteries are available for second interments and prepurchased family plots.
Porirua City manages three public cemeteries: Whenua Tapu, Porirua, and Pāuatahanui Burial Ground, and a number of historic cemeteries.
You can search our burial and cremation records for our three public cemeteries. Burial records date from 13 September 1895 for Porirua Cemetery, 1975 for Whenua Tapu, and 1850 for Pāuatahanui.
We want our burial grounds to be restful, respectful, safe and welcoming and to provide exemplary cemetery and cremation services for the people of Porirua City.