Friends of Karori Cemetery, The Shelter,

Our purpose is to advocate for and develop the heritage and ecological values of Karori Cemetery, and to assist with grave/plot restoration.

Tours, Working Bees and Events
Under the Covid-19
Protection Framework
(The Traffic Lights)

As a community-based charity, we want to ensure that our community is safe. Under ‘Orange’ we can only safely welcome fully vaccinated people on our Tours, Working Bees or any other Events we run, due to it being impractical for us to maintain social distancing for everyone.

We assure you that all of our Committee or any other volunteers that assist us are fully vaccinated.

If you’re coming to one of our Tours or Bees, please be prepared to show your Vaccine Pass on arrival and also to scan in using the QR code. We will also ask for and record contact details for each party attending our Events. Children are welcome. Those children over 12 years and 3 months will need to have their Vaccine Pass verified too.

Mask wearing is required inside all Karori Cemetery buildings including The Shelter.We encourage the wearing of masks outside where practical. We will continue to assess these requirements and adjust as the Framework changes.

We look forward to welcoming you to Karori Cemetery.

Our Events page has details of our upcoming Tours and how to book

We are a group of volunteers who seek to promote public interest in the Cemetery which is the second largest in New Zealand covering 100 acres. It is the largest cemetery in New Zealand by number of interments, containing more than 85,000 people within its boundaries. Six New Zealand Prime Ministers have been buried here, along with many of Wellington’s Mayors and other dignitaries, business leaders, women of significance, service personnel, local characters and many others. Friends of Karori Cemetery are interested in all aspects of the Cemetery including recreational and ecological.

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