Plot Maintenance & Decoration

Maintenance

All general maintenance of graves, excluding monuments, is carried out by the sexton. This includes top soiling and re-grassing. We take pride in providing a beautiful and peaceful setting for your loved ones.

Decorating plots

Approved flower receptacles are available to buy from the sexton. These will fit into an inset in the concrete berm in the plaque section. For the headstone sections, a granite block vase is available until such time as a headstone and base is installed.

Glass jars and other types of containers are prohibited, and crosses may not be erected. Headstone or plaque bases may not be painted at any time. 

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 will take 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