Cemeteries

Manukau Memorial Gardens

Manukau Memorial Gardens. At Manukau Memorial Gardens we understand the need to have a place where family and friends can return to visit with loved ones and reflect on the life shared with them. It is with this in mind that we have developed Manukau Memorial Gardens into a 'Place to Remember'.

Manukau Memorial Gardens is owned and operated by Auckland Council and occupies a total land holding of 42 hectares.


The chapel

The non-denominational chapel is surrounded by beautiful gardens, creating a sense of peace and serenity at the heart of the cemetery. The chapel provides the perfect place to celebrate and farewell the life of a loved one.

The chapel is well placed alongside the administration office and within short walking distance of the Bob White Function lounge.

The chapel provides seating for 250 people, with space available for an additional 200 people if required.  A chapel attendant is present throughout the service to liaise with the Funeral Director and family to ensure the service is conducted to your requirements.

The chapel has technology that can provide for family presentations. Please contact Manukau Memorial Gardens administration office for a copy of the Information Management Chapel guidelines.


Magnolia Room

The Magnolia Room is a private area that allows families to have the last intimate farewell with their loved one before cremation. This room can accommodate up to 20 people with limited seating.

The Magnolia Room can also be used as an alternative ‘chapel’ for those wishing to say a final farewell in a more intimate setting or to conduct a viewing of the deceased prior to using the main chapel.

The Magnolia Room features viewing windows allowing families to see the final committal, should they so wish. These viewing windows will remain screened off unless otherwise requested.


Bob White Function Lounge

The function lounge provides a place for families to meet over refreshments after the funeral service. There is an on-site caterer who is contracted to Manukau Memorial Gardens. Families cannot supply their own caterer. The lounge is certified for 150 people with overflow available onto a shaded patio area.


Crematorium

All cremations are conducted on the day of arrival at Manukau Memorial Gardens and the ashes are ready for collection the following business day by 10am.


Cremation memorialisation

Manukau Memorial Gardens can help you memorialise your loved ones after cremation.

We offer:

  • formal ash interment areas
  • books of remembrance
  • memorial walls.


Returned Services Area

Manukau Memorial Gardens has available a service lawn area for burials and ash interments. Manukau Memorial Gardens is proud to be the home of a unique Returned Services memorial and this is the only one of its kind in Auckland with magnificent granite walls etched with the stories of veterans who saw active duty.

There is an annual ANZAC dawn parade held every year at the memorial on 25 April and a Vietnam Day service is also held annually at the memorial on 18 August.


Prices

View the full list of prices for cemetery services:

Manukau Memorial Gardens pricing


Contact Manukau Memorial Gardens

Corner Roscommon Rd (SH20B) and Puhinui Road (SH20)
361 Puhinui Road
Papatoetoe.

Cemetery opening hours
Summer
1 November-31 March 7.30am-8pm

Winter
1 April-31 October 7.30am-6pm

Cemetery and crematorium
Gates are open 24 hours on 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January.

Office opening hours
Monday to Saturday 9am–4pm

Phone: 09 279 8232 (After hours calls are diverted to our call centre)
Fax: 09 250 0070
Email: southern.cemeteries@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz