Staying Safe in Linwood Cemetery
The main gates of the cemetery are open after 7.30am. They are closed at 8.30pm in summer and 4pm in winter.
There is no exit by car once the gates are locked, but the perimeter is easy to exit on foot. There is space to park outside the gates on the berm. Please contact the CCC Information Line on (03) 941 8999 to report if appropriate access into the cemetery has not been possible.
Earthquake / Aftershocks
- you wear appropriate footwear and clothing,
- you have a cell phone with you,
- people know you are walking through the cemetery and when you are expected back,
- ideally go with at least one other person.
We are building up photographic records of the damage and seeing what we can do to prevent pieces going missing. Please leave broken pieces where they are. They are often far heavier / sharper than they look. Smaller pieces that pose no risk to your body on moving should be gathered and ‘hidden’ as best as possible on the correct grave plot. If in any doubt about weight or location of the pieces, leave alone.
A slide show taken 9th April, of some of the damage in the cemetery following the February 2011 earthquake can be found on Sarndra Lees Flickr Page and the website of the Historic Cemeteries Conservation Trust of NZ.
When found, graffiti is reported to the City Council. Please also report any graffiti you see to 0800 VANDAL for professional removal just in case we have missed it or not been in the cemetery for a few days.