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The Historic Cemeteries Conservation Trust of New Zealand was formed as a charitable trust in January 2002.

The Trust seeks to create a greater awareness of the need for conservation of cemeteries in New Zealand, in furtherance of which we encourage communities throughout New Zealand to recognize that their cemeteries are important cultural and historical symbols and resources.

The Trust offers herein advice, guidance, to descendants, local authorities, cemetery trustees, churchyard managers, and friends of cemeteries organizations.


Through cemetery conservation we seek to preserve the memorial places of our forebears.