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 Purchase a Cemetery Plot form.
To choose a plot, you can check plot availability for Taruheru, Tokomaru Bay, Te Puia Springs, Tolaga Bay, Ormond and Patutahi cemeteries online
Or you can 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.
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
Cost for one 2.4m x 1.2m plot and includes permit fee to erect a headstone.
|Taruheru children's lawn cemetery 600m x 1.2m||$277|
|Standard interment fee||Monday to Friday||$482|
|Saturday and Sunday||$708|
|Children (12yrs and younger)||Monday to Friday||$236|
|Saturday and Sunday||$359|
|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
|Extra deep digging of grave||$144|
|Breaking of concrete||$144|