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Maunu Cemetery

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This page contains information about the cemetery and crematorium at Maunu.
Updated: 2/04/2019 11:42 a.m.
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Maunu Cemetery​

Maunu Cemetery and Crematorium is situated 6.5km west of Whangarei in Cemetery Road off State Highway 14 (the Whangarei to Dargaville highway).

It is set in over 90 acres of rolling countryside, with beautiful bush clad valleys and pockets of remnant native trees.

The cemetery is maintained to a high standard by our staff, who have an office on site.

Visitors are welcome to walk around the grounds and to search for genealogical information.


Maunu was first surveyed for a cemetery in November 1892.

In 1898 two hectares of land were vested in the Maunu Cemetery Trustees until January 1922 when the Whangarei Borough Council took over control. 

In 1949 3.1 hectares were bought adjacent to the early cemetery and a further 2.3 hectares in 1960 from Dr G Walker.

There have since been further additions to the cemetery grounds.

The Cemetery Today 

Maunu Park is the main cemetery for the district  and has the capacity for burials, cremations, ash burials and scattering of ashes.  

Cremations take place in the crematorium six days a week and the crematorium chapel, set in glades of native bush,  is available for small family services and committals.

To view a map of the cemetery plots, follow the link below.

Maunu Cemetery Plan

Veteran's section

The Veteran's section of the cemetery is the focus of ANZAC Day services. Both burial and ash plots are available on application.

Veteran's Affairs New Zealand Opens in a new window.

Stillborn Memorial​

The District's Stillborn Memorial is located at Maunu and families can apply for the installation of a plaque free of charge by completing the form below.

Stillborn Babies Memorial Application [58kb]


Some people like to leave tributes to their loved ones. Tributes should be kept to the confines of the concrete berm leaving 150mm from the front and the back of the berm to allow for grasscutting and edging.

We recommend the following when dressing graves:

  • use a specially designed flower holder that can be incorporated into the headstone design
  • if seeking special design elements such as solar lights, incorporate these into the design of the headstone
  • to avoid loss, please do not leave items of great sentimental value on grave plots.

Contact us

Cemetery Manager
Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
Whangarei 0148

Phone:  +64 9 430 4207 
Email:   mailroom@wdc.govt.nz   ​



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