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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(external link)

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(external link)  
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 $1,021
Motu $283
Ormond $283
Patutahi $1,021
Rakauroa $283
Ruatoria $283
Te Araroa $283
Te Puia $283
Tokomaru Bay $1,021
Tolaga Bay $1,021
Taruheru children's lawn cemetery 600m x 1.2m $283

Interment fees

  Days Fee
Standard interment fee Monday to Friday $492
  Saturday and Sunday $723
  Statutory holidays $1,121
Children (12yrs and younger) Monday to Friday $241
  Saturday and Sunday $367
  Statutory holidays $561
Stillborn baby Monday to Friday $64
  Saturday and Sunday $74
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) $231
Garden block (includes 2 placements of ashes) $419
Niche area (includes first placement of ashes and plaque with 14 words inscription) $210
Tokomaru Bay and Tolaga Bay (2 placements of ashes) $231
Placement of ashes in any plot already purchased in the cemetery $64

Other cemetery fees

Disinterment fee $618
Extra deep digging of grave $147
Breaking of concrete $147

Cemetery Fees and Charges [PDF, 376 KB]

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