On occasion the cemetery or the Friends’ feature in the media. Here is a collection of our stories:

A visit to Karori Cemetery from
Prime Minister Ardern

These are moments in our history that are so deeply sad, but also so important to remember and learn from. Thank you so much to those who work so hard as volunteers to make that possible

– Jacinda Ardern

On 27th November, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden and Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson visited the graves of the 1919 Influenza Pandemic victims at Karori cemetery, accompanied by Barbara Mulligan. She shared her visit with a photograph to Instagram.

27 November 2021

A tour of Karori Cemetery to find radio stars final resting places 

We have been going for a stroll down memory lane recently to mark 100 years of radio in New Zealand by sharing lots of listeners’ memories.

Listen to Jesse Mulligan speak with our Vice Chair Barbara Mulligan (no relation) about some of famous New Zealanders like Aunt Daisy, and also the ordinary people that make Karori Cemetery such a fascinating place to visit and learn about our history. Click here to listen.

26 November 2021

Wooden Cross Restoration

The Friends of Karori Cemetery have achieved their first fundraising mission …

In September we completed our first Heritage Restoration project. This was the restoration of the wooden cross. Read more about the cross here

11 November 2021

Seven Sharp Article

Woman’s tour of Karori Cemetery unearths a trove of astonishing stories

Seven Sharp ran a story in November 2020, with our Vice-Chair Barbara Mulligan providing a sample of the wide range of intriguing stories the Cemetery holds. Watch it again on this link.

16 November 2020

The Curious Popularity of New Zealand’s Cemetery Tours

“It’s quite a nice vista,” my guide remarks. “If you like looking out over lots of graves.”

The Dominion Post ran an article featuring our Vice-Chair Barbara Mulligan. Read the full article here.

6 November 2020

Heritage Week 2020

The Karori Cemetery had a bumper crowd for their first tour of Wellington Heritage week.

Heritage Week was a busy time for the Friends’ as we ran new two new tours, an introductory tour and a childrens’ activity. Happily our Facebook photo was used in The Independent Herald article about the Week.

29 October 2020