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.

We manage three public cemeteries in Porirua and our management plan sets out the policies that help us achieve our vision.

Our Cemetery Management Plan sets out the policies that will help us achieve this vision.    

The Cemetery Management Plan was adopted by Council on 17 October 2012.

Pauatahanui Burial Ground Heritage Rose Project

A group of community volunteers have spent many years tending to the roses at the Pauatahanui Burial Ground, along with our Parks team who maintain the cemetery.  We have documented the history of the cemetery and the roses, and published a booklet which you can download and print.  You are welcome to visit the cemetery any time, with October-December being the best time of the year when all the roses are in flower.  View more information on the Heritage section of the Porirua Library website.