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Cemetery fees and forms

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Cemetery fees and forms

Gisborne District Council's cemetery burial and plot purchase fees and forms.

To reserve and purchase a cemetery plot

To purchase and reserve a burial plot at a public cemetery, fill in the application form. To choose a plot you can either talk to customer service or staff at Taruheru Cemetery.  


The application forms are writable PDF. Any trouble opening the forms visit Adobe Reader's website   
Note - save the form to your computer first before you fill it in and email it to us.

Purchase a Cemetery Plot [PDF, 125 KB]  
For exclusive rights of burial in accordance with our Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 

Erect a Headstone or Monument [PDF, 133 KB]
For headstone installation or repairs.
To erect a headstone you also need a Certificate of Title to Plot, this is issued when you purchase a cemetery plot. 

Application for Burial  [PDF, 179 KB]  
For interment of a casket or ashes in a Council cemetery. 

Application for Disinterment [PDF, 180 KB] 
For disinterment in a Council cemetery.

Fees for plots, interment and others fees 

Plot fees

Cost for one 2.4m x 1.2m plot and includes permit fee to erect a headstone.

Cemetery Fee
Taruheru $1,000
Motu $277
Ormond $277
Patutahi $1,000
Rakauroa $277
Ruatoria $277
Te Araroa $277
Te Puia $277
Tokomaru Bay $1,000
Tolaga Bay $1,000
Taruheru children's lawn cemetery 600m x 1.2m $277

Interment fees

  Days Fee
Standard interment fee Monday to Friday $482
  Saturday and Sunday $708
  Statutory holidays $1,098
Children (12yrs and younger) Monday to Friday $236
  Saturday and Sunday $359
  Statutory holidays $549
Stillborn baby Monday to Friday $62
  Saturday and Sunday $72
Additional fee for non-residents,
paid together with the standard interment fee
Monday to Friday
Weekend and statutory holidays

Plot purchase for ashes

Ashes - 450 x 450mm berm (placement of ashes extra) $226
Garden block (includes 2 placements of ashes) $410
Niche area (includes first placement of ashes and plaque with 14 words inscription) $205
Tokomaru Bay and Tolaga Bay (2 placements of ashes) $226
Placement of ashes in any plot already purchased in the cemetery $62

Other cemetery fees

Disinterment fee $605
Extra deep digging of grave $144
Breaking of concrete $144
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