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.
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|