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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 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.

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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