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Onerahi Cemetery

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This page contains information about the cemetery at Onerahi.
Updated: 18/12/2018 8:35 a.m.

Onerahi cemetery is situated in Church Street (opposite Onerahi Primary School), about 10kms south east of Whangarei.

Although originally a lawn cemetery, Onerahi is probably best known for its collection of little gardens, planted and maintained by families on the plots of loved ones.


Originally called the Grahamtown cemetery, it was four hectares of crown land vested in the Onerahi Council for the purposes of a cemetery.

Only one hectare is now used as a cemetery and in 1957 the land became controlled by the Whangarei Borough Council after the dissolution of the Onerahi Town Board.

The Cemetery Today

Although there is no longer burial capacity the option for ash burials is still available

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

Onerahi Cemetery Plot Locations  [623kb] 

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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