Cemetery Rules

To ensure that everyone has a peaceful and enjoyable experience at Akatarawa Cemetery there are rules in place for burying, commemorating, and visiting your loved ones in the cemetery.

These rules and all relevant forms and schedules related to burying a loved one in Akatarawa Cemetery can be found in the Related Information section below.

Please note, in addition to the Cemetery Rules the Parks and Reserves Rules also apply at Akatarawa Cemetery.

If you require further guidance or clarification about the rules or would like to discuss your intentions further, please contact the sexton.

Please note, From 11:59pm Wednesday 25th March 2020 New Zealand entered into COVID-19 Level 4 Alert.

Until advised by the Ministry of Health the following is in effect at Akatarawa Cemetery:

  • No public funeral services/tangi
  • No private family funeral services
  • No public backfilling
  • No gatherings at burials, cremations, or memorial services
  • No unveilings
  • No social gatherings

Contact the sexton:

Phone:      (04) 526 7030
Fax:     (04) 526 7031
Mobile/after hours:   027 249 4836
Email:   sexton@uhcc.govt.nz