They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.


If you visit Taruheru Cemetery on ANZAC day, help is available to guide you to find who you are looking for.
Look for the Hi-Viz or head to the office.

List of all our veterans


Online cemetery record search

Our online cemetery database includes headstone photos and inscriptions for most of our cemeteries.

You can also go to an interactive aerial map.

Accuracy of cemetery records

We try to ensure our records are accurate. Because of the nature of historical documents, accuracy of information provided as part of this service, cannot be guaranteed. There may be errors or omissions in the data. If there is any information that you believe is incorrect, please send us the correct information with supporting verification. To tell us about a cemetery record or request details not found online - please fill in the cemetery record change form.

Our earliest records start from 1877 at Makaraka Cemetery. The total number of records in the database is 31,761 with 24,948 at Taruheru Cemetery.

To ensure accuracy, you can cross-reference this information with other sources such as funeral directors' records, newspaper death notices, electoral rolls, or records of transcripts compiled by the NZ Society of Genealogists.

You can also take a look at our new Reference Resources page.