Northland New Zealand
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Parua Bay Cemetery is located on Parua Cemetery Road, off Whangarei Heads Road, Parua Bay.
Parua Bay is a locality and bay on the northern side of the Whangarei Harbour in Northland, New Zealand. Whangarei is 19 km to the west, and Whangarei Heads is 10 km to the south east, with Munro Bay between the two. The western head is called Manganese Point, and the eastern is Reserve Point. The Nook is a small bay just to the north of Reserve Point.
The bay is sheltered and about 4 km wide, with about one kilometre between the headlands. The central bay has deep water, but there are wide intertidal zones around the coast. Motukiore Island is just inside Manganese Point and joined to it by a causeway at low tide, although the only practical access is by water. The contours of a defensive pâ on the island are still clearly visible.
Solomon's Point divides the bay into two. The point is named after the Mâori chief Horomona-Kaikou.