Cemeteries & crematorium

Our three public cemeteries are in some of the region's most beautiful locations, providing a stunning final resting spot for our tāngata.

Burials & cremations

All new burials are at Whenua Tapu Cemetery. Porirua and Pāuatahanui cemeteries are available for second interments and prepurchased family plots.

Our cemeteries

Porirua City manages three public cemeteries: Whenua Tapu, Porirua, and Pāuatahanui Burial Ground, and a number of historic cemeteries.

Cemetery search

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.

Managing our cemeteries

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.

Cemetery Walk

QR codes are in place at Porirua Cemetery, to tell stories of some of those who rest there.