Friends of Waikumete

Friends of Waikumete

We promote the unique historical and horticultural features of the Waikumete cemetery.


This group was established in 1995, with the aim of promoting the unique historical and horticultural features of the old cemetery.

Waikumete Cemetery and Crematorium covers an area of 108 hectares and since 1908 has served as the main cemetery for the Auckland Region. It is the largest cemetery in New Zealand and one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Waikumete cemetery is an important part of Auckland and New Zealands heritage, and the preservation and restoration of historic graves, preserving flora and educating the public are just some of what our organization sets out to do.

Use of funds

Funds raised will be used to restore graves, combat grafiti and vandalism, fund research & education and public outreach to let the public know about the historical significance of Waikumete.

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Latest donations

Gayle on 27 Nov 2020
Great work. Love all the beauty.
Hilary on 21 Feb 2019
What great work you do!
Lisa Donnelly
Lisa Donnelly on 02 Feb 2018
Thank You so much for finding my Gt Gt Gm's grave and taking photos for me.
Barbara Harvey
Barbara Harvey on 31 Jul 2017
F.O.W. is doing great work to enhance this historic place. We need help to restore some of the beautiful headstones before they are for ever lost.
Joseph, Julie and Kobe
Joseph, Julie and Kobe on 30 Jul 2017

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