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Source: Whangarei District Council

This page contains information about a special Open Day at Maunu Cemetery on February 29, 2020. The open-day is intended as an opportunity to explore and ask questions in a low-stress environment.

Updated: 11/02/2020 10:47 a.m.

​The Maunu Cemetery and Crematorium is holding an Open Day:

29 February 2020
10am – 2pm
Maunu Cemetery

The event is a chance to spend a summer day looking around, asking questions, talking with funeral directors, stonemasons and cemetery staff and purchasing plots.

“The average person does not think much about these things until someone they care for passes,” said Senior Cemetery Operator Hayden Parr. “So we offer this open day so people can come and see us and find out what they need to know, outside of a time of grief.” 

“At our first open day last year we attracted about 50 people who enjoyed being able to find out about the cemetery in their own time and ask whatever they wanted to know,” said Mr Parr. 

“It was also good to be able to bring together the representatives from different sectors of the local funeral industry to help demystify the industry and its practises and let people know what is available, when and how to use it.  

“It is also a great opportunity for people to see the work done by the Cemetery team to make the cemetery an award-winning, welcoming, peaceful and well-groomed place of rest.” 

Mr Parr said he hoped the day would help families to think and talk about plans for after they and loved ones pass, even if they can’t attend the open day. 

“We are also happy to meet with people privately on another day if they would prefer that.” 

Mr Parr said the Cemeteries Team had worked with Council’s events team to come up with a great prize draw on the day – a double pass to the Fritter Festival.

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