This page lists Council web pages containing burials data. Many of these pages allow search.39 of the 73 Councils which adminster cemeteries have webpages containing cemeteries data. Several more are working to place their cemeteries information online.
The sites vary from those with basic data only contained in a document, to a number with state of the art utilities including headstone photographs and GPS location.
The endeavour has been to aggregate on our portal page as many links as are available on council websites to cemeteries information, including cemetery names and their location. This latter feature is of course important to genealogists and family reseachers. A "page search" is suggested to seek out cemeteries of interest.
We believe that making this service more accessible through the LGOL Homepage will greatly assist family researchers and genealogists in their work to record the past.
- Ashburton District Council: Cemeteries Search The Ashburton District Council administers 11 cemeteries. These are located at: Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia, Chertsey, Mt Somers, Ruapuna, Alford Forest, Winslow, Hinds, Waterton, Barrhill. The Council also carries out the interments at four private cemeteries, Dorie, Windermere, Coldstream and Cracroft.
- Auckland Council Cemeteries
Auckland Council's Libraries website has a database where you can access burial information. Auckland Council archives also hold original records giving details of people buried at or purchasing plots in the Hillsborough, Waikaraka and Otahuhu Cemeteries. We also hold a number of administrative files for the Waikumete and Symonds Street Cemeteries. Auckland Council maintains and administers four operational and three historic cemeteries as follows:
- Hillsborough Cemetery, Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough (operational)
- Onetangi Lawn Cemetery, Onetangi Road, Waiheke Island (operational)
- Otahuhu Public Cemetery, Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu (operational)
- Waikaraka Park Cemetery, 21 Waikaraka Road, Onehunga (operational)
- St Ninian's Churchyard Cemetery, St Georges Road, Avondale (historic)
- St Stephens Cemetery, 12 Judge Street, Parnell (historic)
- Symonds Street Cemetery, 105 Symonds Street, Auckland central (historic)
Symonds Street Cemetery
Auckland Genealogy search databases:
Our genealogy search databases will help you to locate family and loved ones interred within many of our cemeteries. Use the links below to search the database in your area:
Auckland (formerly Auckland City)
Manukau (formerly Manukau City - Memorial Gardens)
North Shore(formerly North Shore City)
See more information about cemetery locations here.
Albany Village Cemetery
Mt Victoria Cemetery
North Shore Memorial Park
O'Neill's Point Cemetery
St Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
RodneyThere are nine cemeteries in the Rodney Local Board area:
|Helensville||130 Garfield Rd, Helensville|
|Hoteo North||623 Wayby Station Rd, Hoteo North|
|Kaipara Flats||1703 Kaipara Hills Rd, Kaipara Flats|
|Kaukapakapa||21 Shanks Rd, Kaukapakapa|
|Tapora Cemetery||Okahukura Rd, Tapora|
|Te Kapa||70 Miller Way, Te Kapa|
|Wainui Cemetery||26 Cemetery Rd, Wainui|
|Warkworth||93-97 McKinney Rd, Warkworth|
|Wellsford||80 School Rd, Wellsford|
- Middle Orowaiti Cemetery Utopia Road/State Highway 67 Westport
- Old Orowaiti Cemetery State Highway 67 Westport
- Old Reefton Cemetery State Highway 69, Buller Road Reefton
- Waimangaroa Cemetery Pottingers Rd Waimangaroa
- Charleston Cemeteries Cemetery Road Charleston
- Inangahua Cemetery State Highway 69 Inangahua
- State Highway 6 Westport
- Lyell Cemetery Lyell Creek State Highway 6
- Lyell Cemetery Roadside State Highway 6
For further Genealogy information please contact: -
Westport Genealogy and History Group, 3 Coates Street, Westport. 03 789 7122 email@example.com
Cambridge & District Cemeteries
Cambridge Cemetery pre-1910 Burials
Cambridge Cemetery pre-1910 Headstones
Cambridge Cemetery Burial Register 1910 - 1936
Pukerimu Cemetery Pre-1981
Members of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists transcribed the burial records and headstones in 1975.
Carterton District Council Cemetery Search Carterton Cemetery is located on Chester Road, Clareville, Carterton
- Waipawa Cemetery Road off Tikokino Road
- Waipukurau corner of Porangahau Road and Lake View Road
- Takapau State Highway 2 by the intersection of State Highway 50
- OngaOnga also known as Forest Gate - Blackburn Road, OngaOnga
- Tikokino also known as Hampton - Holden Road off Owen Street
- Otane State Highway 2 north past the Otane turn-off
- Porangahau Keppel Street at the back of the Church
- Ashley Clinton Mill Road off Makaretu Road
- Makaretu Makaratu Road off State Highway 50
- Elsthorpe Elsthorpe Road, through Otane
Council has three closed cemeteries in the following areas:
Kaikora North Cemetery, Otane This cemetery is situated adjacent to the Wellington-Napier railway line, opposite the intersection of Carruthers St and Knorpe Street Otane. It was closed following the last burial in 1903. The headstone and surrounds had deteriorated to such an extent they had became a danger. Many headstones were made out of wood and were destroyed by grass fires caused by sparks from the passing steam trains. Those headstones able to be salvaged are now at the Otane Cemetery on State Highway 2. Recently a memorial has been erected on the Kaikora Cemetery site along with a board listing the known burials.
Hampton Bush Cemetery, Tikokino This cemetery is situated in Holden Road, Tikokino on the right going towards the present Tikokino Cemetery. The last burial in this cemetery was in 1934 and in 1964 a memorial was erected listing all those buried at this cemetery.
St Peter's Church Cemetery, Waipawa Situated in Church Street, Waipawa. This cemetery was once the St Peter's Church cemetery and was given to the Council to look after. The last burial occurred in 1974. All broken headstones have been removed and replaced with a memorial which lists all the names on the removed headstones. Not all headstones were removed and some family graves remain undisturbed. This cemetery has a park like atmosphere with a large protected oak tree growing inside the gateway.
- Central Otago District Council (No online search facility) About Central Otago District Cemeteries.
- Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Genealogical Searches
Cemeteries of Christchurch
- Addington Cemetery
- Avonside Anglican Parish Cemetery
- Barbadoes Street Cemetery
- Bromley Cemetery
- Burwood Anglican Cemetery
- Linwood Cemetery
- Clutha District Council (No online search) The Council directly operates and maintains six urban cemeteries (Balclutha (2), Fairfax (Milton), Kaitangata, Lawrence and Tapanui, and eight rural cemeteries (Port Molyneux, Romahapa, Taieri Beach, Waihola, Waikoikoi, Waipahi, Waipori, and Waitahuna). It also provides financial assistance to a further four cemeteries that are managed by trustees (Clinton, Crookston, Owaka and Tuapeka). .
- Dunedin City Council Genealogy and Grave Location Enquiries
Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Rd
Broad Bay Cemetery, Virginia Avenue
East Taieri Cemetery, near Mosgiel
Green Island Cemetery
Green Park Cemetery
Macandrew Bay Cemetery
Middlemarch Cemetery, Mold Street
Northern Cemetery Lovelock Avenue, Dunedin.
Otokia Cemetery, Henley.
Port Chalmers (new) Cemetery, Church Street, Port Chalmers.
Port Chalmers (Old) Cemetery, off Church Street, Port Chalmers.
Portobello Cemetery, Harrington Point Road, Portobello.
Purakanui Cemetery, Boundary Street, Purakanui.
Southern Cemetery, South Road, South Dunedin.
Waikouaiti Cemetery: Hawksbury Cemetery in Waikouaiti.
Waitati Cemetery, Orokonui Road, Purakanui, Waitati.
West Taieri Cemetery, Outram, State Highway 87, Outram.
Overview of the location of Dunedin' cemeteries (PDF, 287.4 kb) A map that outlines the location of the Dunedin City Cemeteries from Middlemarch, through Dunedin and out to Hawksbury.
- Far North District Council Cemetery Search
Kaeo Cemetery, Road off Turner Street
Totara North Cemetery, Totara North School Road
Kerikeri Cemetery, Wiroa Road
Paihia Cemetery, Seaview Road
Russell Cemetery, Long Beach Road
Kawakawa Cemetery, Whitemans Road
Kaikohe Cemetery, State Highway 12
Okaihau Cemetery, Settlers Way
Rawene Cemetery, Parnell Street
Kohukohu Cemetery, Kohukohu Road
Kaitaia Cemetery, Pukepoto Road
Cemetery location maps and plot layouts Please click on the name of the required cemetery location above to open the associated maps and plot layouts. We have provided the maps and plot layouts in A4 size PDF format so that they can be opened and printed at home. NB. There may be some cemetery areas not included in these plans. We are in the process of auditing our maps and plot layouts and these will be updated as they are completed. In the meantime we also apologise for the poor quality of some of the maps, they have had to be scanned from old hard copies and will soon be replaced.
- Franklin District
From 1 November 2010 new territorial local authority boundaries will determine which Council will be responsible for each cemetery formarly under the jurisdiction of the Franklin District Council. The following list identifies which Council will be responsible for which cemetery from1 November 2010:
Cemeteries transferring to Waikato District Council from 1 November 2010
Mercer Cemetery Glass Rd, Mercer
Onewhero Cemetery Kaipo Flats Rd, Onewhero
Pokeno Cemetery Fraser Rd, Pokeno
Pokeno Old Soldiers Cemetery (closed) Helenslee Rd, Pokeno
Tuakau/Alexandra Redoubt Cemetery Alexandra Redoubt Rd, Tuakau
Cemeteries transferring to Hauraki District Council from 1 November 2010
Miranda Cemetery Miranda Rd, Mangatawhiri
Cemeteries transferring to Auckland Council from 1 November 2010
Ararimu Cemetery Ararimu Rd, Hunua
Awhitu Central Cemetery Manukau Heads Rd, Awhitu Central
Heights Park Cemetery Heights Rd, Paerata
Kohekohe Cemetery Cooper Rd, Kohekohe
Mauku Cemetery Findlay Rd, Mauku
Pollok Cemetery Given Rd, Pollok
Pukekohe Cemetery Wellington St, Pukekohe
Waiau Pa Cemetery Seagrove Rd, Waiau Pa
Waipipi Cemetery Awhitu Rd, Waipipi
Waiuku Cemetery Cemetery Rd, Waiuku
Gisborne District Council: Cemetery Record Search
Posted to Gisborne District Council website 5 October 2010: "Cemetery database improved. Our online cemetery database has been updated to include 23,000 burial records at the Taruheru Cemetery and they include headstone photographs and inscriptions. The project to update our online cemetery database began after 5000 burial records were left off in the original transfer. The recent upgrade project has taken about 8 months to complete. It started off as a project to find the missing records but morphed into headstone photographing which was done by a Community Max programme. The Genealogical Society provided headstone inscriptions which were able to be incorporated into the records at the same time. Our cemetery record search is always in our top 5 pages on our website."
Online cemetery database search:
You can download the location map for each cemetery:
- Taruheru, Nelson Road
- Taruheru, Nelson Road - aerial map
- Tolaga Bay, Ferneaux Street
- Tokomaru Bay - Waiotu Road
- Patutahi, Cemetery Road
Makaraka is Gisborne's earliest cemetery and is now closed. It is maintained as a historic site. Also known as Houhoupiko cemetery.
- Makaraka - Makaraka Road
- Matahiia - Matahiia Road
- Ruatoria - Tuparoa Road
- Rakauroa - Cemetery Road
- Te Puia - Cemetery Road b
- Ormond - Ormond Valley Road
- Motu - Motu Road
- Te Araroa - Pukehou Urupa (no map available)
Gore District Council
Click here to search all District Cemeteries on-line. There are now a large number of cemetery plot photographs available (mostly the Gore Cemetery).
- Otaraia: Cemetery Area: 0.1366 ha; Location: Kaiwera Road; Established: 1880
- Charlton Park: Cemetery Area: 8.09 ha; Location: Bowmar Road, Charlton, Gore; Established: 1974 - present
View photo of Charlton Park cemetery here
View map of Charlton Park cemetery here
- Charlton Park cemetery was commissioned by the Gore Borough Council in 1974. It was developed as the old Gore Cemetery in Crewe Street was reaching the end of its useful life. Charlton Park now receives the most burials in the Gore district. It has a total area of 8.1 hectares, of which about half is now fully utilised. The current plotted area, including the cremation garden has a life expectancy of approximately 20 to 30 years. This leaves the remaining area, which is currently leased for stock grazing to be developed into plots.
- Gore: Cemetery Area: 3.51 ha; Location: Crewe Street, Gore; Established: 1878 - family internments only
View photo of Gore cemetery here
View map of Gore cemetery hereThe Gore cemetery is not available for interments, except if a plot has been pre-purchased. The number of burials at the Gore cemetery average around 20 per year. Unfortunately it is not possible to estimate the future usage of the cemetery due to the fact that plots were sold to families and not individually. This means that any family member, is at any time in the future, entitled to be interned in the cemetery as long as space remains in that family plot.
- Mataura: Cemetery Area: 4.0 ha; Location: Crawford Road, Mataura; Established: 1871
View photo of Mataura cemetery here
View map of Mataura cemetery here
The Mataura cemetery is the Gore district's number two cemetery in terms of usage. The average interment during the past three years being around 20. The Mataura cemetery covers 4 hectares of which approximately half is currently leased for grazing.
- Pukerau: Cemetery Area: 3.22 ha; Location: East Street, Pukerau; Established: 1880
View photo of Pukerau cemetery herePukerau cemetery has had less than 5 burials in the last five years. A Pukerau resident currently runs stock on the unused Council cemetery land. This arrangement means minimal maintenance costs are incurred by Council and also has 3.2 hectares available for future development, should in the longer term another cemetery close to Gore be required.
- Waikaka: Cemetery Area: 1.214 ha; Location: Matheson Road, Waikaka; Established: 1883
View photo of Waikaka cemetery here
Currently administered by a Trust - the only Council connection with this cemetery is the ownership of the land. A Waikaka Trust, administered burials and maintains the grounds. The cemetery itself is 1.2 hectares in total.
- Hamilton City Council Online Cemetery Database Hamilton Park Cemetery is operated by the Hamilton City Council and has served the community since 1957, with the crematorium and chapel facilities operating since 1963. Council is also responsible for Hamilton West Cemetery, which opened in 1869 and was closed in 1975, and Hamilton East Cemetery, which opened in 1866.
The database contains records from the all three cemeteries operated by Hamilton City Council - Hamilton Park Cemetery, Hamilton East Cemetery and Hamilton West Cemetery - including burial records from the 1850s.
- Hastings District Council Cemetery Search The cemetery database contains records of 24,500 burials and 24,898 cremations from the four Hastings District cemeteries - Hastings, Havelock North, Mangaroa and Puketapu . The database also provides photographic images of headstones (if the person was buried), as well as maps of the location of the grave/urn in the cemetery.
- Hauraki District Council Cemetery Search The search may be conducted by the surname of the deceased or by a date range. Search the Cemetery Records
Hauraki District Council administers two public cemeteries and one memorial wall within the district.
Paeroa (Pukerimu) Cemetery, comprising 6.57 hectares of land, is situated amongst gently sloping farmland along State Highway 2, 2kms east of Paeroa, on the main road to Waihi.
Waihi Cemetery, comprising 5.32 hectares, is situated in the rural area 5kms east of Waihi township, amongst farmland and orchards.
Waihi Memorial Wall, is situated within the Waihi Cemetery grounds.
Hauraki Plains Memorial Wall, comprising two large curved stone walls with granite plaques, is situated within the Hugh Hayward Domain, Orchard Road, Ngatea.
Horowhenua District Council Cemeteries Database The Horowhenua District Council manages seven cemeteries throughout the district, located in Foxton , Koputaroa , Levin , Manakau and Shannon . It also holds historical material on each of the districts cemeteries as well as burial records.
- Hurunui District Council Cemeteries Database Old maps, registers and burial warrants are archived within an easy access system. Information from these old records has all been entered into the Council Access database programme, it is now certain that all burial information held by Council has been accessed and that records are up to date.
Balcairn Leithfield Rd, Balcairn Layout Culverden Cemetery Rd, Culverden Layout Glenmark Church Rd, Waipara Layout Hanmer Springs Jollies Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs Layout Homeview Parnassus Rd, Cheviot Layout Horsley Down Lance Rd, Medbury Layout Rotherham Davison Rd, Rotherham Layout Waiau Clarence St, Waiau Layout Waikari Kellocks Rd, Waikari Layout
- Invercargill City Council Cemetery Search Invercargill City Council maintains the Eastern Cemetery (pictured below) and the Saint John's Cemetery in Invercargill, the Bluff Cemetery and the Green Point Cemetery, and the Southland Crematorium. Records for the Invercargill and Bluff cemeteries and the Southland Crematorium are freely available online. Burial records and historical information are also available for a small search charge from the Eastern Cemetery Office and from the Parks Office.
- Kapiti Coast District
- There are four public cemeteries on the Kapiti Coast:
- Awa Tapu Cemetery: Valley Road, Paraparaumu
- Paraparaumu Beach Cemetery: Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach
- Waikanae Cemetery: Ngarara Road, Waikanae
- Otaki Cemetery: end of Anzac Road, Otaki
List of Interments: Alphabetical list of interments at each cemetery as at 1/07/2009:
- Awa-Tapu (PDF, 18 pages, 86Kb)
- Paraparaumu (PDF, 44 pages, 175Kb)
- Otaki (PDF, 44 pages, 178Kb)
- Waikanae (PDF, 42 pages, 170Kb)
Enquiries about information in the cemetery databases can be made on (04) 296-4793 or at Kapiti.Council@kapiticoast.govt.nz.
- Kawerau District Council Cemetery
Cemetery Map A diagram of the Cemetery layout and plot numbers.
- Cemetery Charges 258 Kb
A general summary of the various charges for interments.
Cemetery List (by Surname) Cemetery records contain information relating to all burials recorded.
- Lower Hutt City (Hutt City Council) The Council operates and administers one working cemetery (Taita Lawn Cemetery), an ash interment facility (Wainuiomata Garden of Remembrance) and three memorial areas. The Council also maintains 2 historic cemeteries, Saint James Church Yard, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt and Wesleyan Cemetery, Corner Bridge Street and Marsden Street, Alicetown. The oldest record held by Council dates back to 1896 with comprehensive records starting from 1965.
- Mackenzie District Council Cemetery Database Search
- Manawatu District Council Cemeteries Search
Feilding Cemetery (Lethbridge Road). Also under the Manawatu District Council’s jurisdiction are Rongotea , Sandon (Sanson), Halcombe , Kimbolton , Rangiwahia , Waituna West and Pohangina cemeteries.
Note: The Council has received a number of enquiries in relation to the spelling of the Sandon Cemetery which has caused some confusion. Although located near the outskirts of Sanson, the Sandon Cemetery is located in an area known as the Sandon Block contained on the Oroua Survey Map. The Sandon Block covers many square miles in an area reaching from north of Sanson and east of the Rangitikei River through to the environs of Feilding. The history behind the creation of the Sandon Block stems back to the wars in Taranaki where men who served in the Army were given scrip which later could be exchanged for land. The Government brought in legislation prohibiting the use of scrip to acquire land in a township area. It therefore drew provisional boundaries on maps still virginal and proclaimed the enclosed areas as towns with names. Sandon was one of those towns and although a town was never built there, the town of Sandon still remains on survey maps today. Council has continued with that history by retaining the original name of the Sandon Cemetery.
- Manukau City Council Genealogy Database Manukau Memorial Gardens. Howick Cemetery , located at the corner of Paparoa Road and Litten Road, is also managed by Manukau Memorial Gardens.
Paparoa Cemetery - Howick. About the Howick Cemetery and its columbarium wall.... Read more
- Marlborough District Council administers the following cemeteries and interment records can be viewed using the Cemeteries Search.
- Fairhall Cemetery
- Havelock Cemetery
- Omaka Cemetery
- Picton Cemetery
- Rural Cemeteries
- Tuamarina Cemetery
- Masterton District Council Cemetery Search The Masterton District Council manages six cemeteries. The Pioneer cemetery and Archer Street cemetery both adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Park. Riverside on the east side of Masterton, and public cemeteries at Tinui, Mauriceville and Hastwell.
Archer Street Cemetery Plan
Riverside Cemetery Plan
- Matamata Piako District Council
Matamata-Piako District Council operates and maintains six cemeteries throughout the district, these are:
Matamata Cemetery - Peria Road, Matamata
Piako Lawn Cemetery - Seales Road, Morrinsville
Te Aroha Cemetery - Stanley Road South, Te Aroha
Maukoro Cemetery - Old Hill Road, RD 3, Morrinsville (limited number of plots available)
Old Morrinsville Cemetery - Thames Street, Morrinsville (this cemetery is closed except for already purchased plots. Access from road only as gate is locked unless arranged prior)
Waharoa Cemetery - Dunlop Road, Waharoa (this cemetery is closed)
Burial Records & Genealogical Information: Council holds burial records for all public cemeteries in the district. Burial records for each town are held in the Council Office in that town (e.g. Morrinsville burial records are held at the Morrinsville Council Office). Customer Services can help you find information about people interred at Matamata-Piako cemeteries, either call into your closest area office or phone us on 07 884 0060 (Te Aroha and Morrinsville) or 07 881 9050 (Matamata). It is working on developing a cemetery database that can be accessed online.
- Napier City Council Cemeteries This web page includes a search facility.
Graves in the Taradale Cemetery.
The city's six cemeteries are in the following locations:
- Eskdale Cemetery - Eskdale Lane, off Highway 5, Eskdale
- Old Napier Cemetery - Napier Terrace, Napier Hill
- Park Island Cemetery - Clyde Jeffrey Drive, Park Island
- Taradale Cemetery - Puketapu Road, Taradale
- Western Hills Cemetery - Clyde Jeffery Drive, Park Island
- Whar erangi Cemetery - Cato Road, Park Island
- Nelson City Council: Search the Cemeteries Database The Nelson City Council operates four cemeteries, maintains four historic graveyards which are now closed and runs the crematorium at the Wakapuaka Cemetery.
Please note: Maps are progressively being developed for the Nelson City Council cemeteries to help with plot location (plot numbers and more importantly for location sake, the cemetery block number can be obtained from the cemetery records database).
Marsden Valley : Situated in the Marsden Valley, behind Stoke, this is the main cemetery in Nelson city.
Seaview Cemetery: The Seaview Cemetery in Seaview Road Stoke allows for memorials other than small plaques and headstones, although most people choose traditional headstones. View a map of Seaview Cemetery (PDF).
Hira Cemetery: This cemetery is mainly used by families with a burial plot or local connections.
Wakapuaka Cemetery: Dates from last century and is almost full, including the RSA section. View a map of Wakapuaka Cemetery (PDF).
Historic Cemeteries: There are two historic cemeteries in Nelson with heritage information available, the Quakers cemetery on the Wellington Walkway, and the Hallowell cemeterynear Shelbourne street. These are noted on the routes of the Heritage Walks.
More about Cemeteries in Nelson
- New Plymouth District Council Cemetery Search New Plymouth District Council manages the Taranaki Crematorium and 11 cemeteries throughout the district. It also holds reference material on four cemetery board and three church cemeteries that are administered by independent cemetery boards.
Te Henui Cemetery: Junction of Watson and Lemon streets, New Plymouth. Te Henui opened in 1861 and is the original New Plymouth public cemetery. It serves mainly as a heritage cemetery rich in local history and monuments. Although some interments occasionally occur, no plots are available for purchase. Te Henui Cemetery map (One page 69KB PDF)
Awanui Cemetery: Awanui St, New Plymouth. Awanui is the main public cemetery for New Plymouth. Awanui is a lawn cemetery that offers areas for returned services, monumental headstones, cremation plaques and headstones. Awanui Cemetery map (One page 98KB PDF)
Waitara Cemetery: Bayly St, Waitara. Opened in 1885, Waitara Cemetery offers an historic monumental area complemented by a more modern lawn cemetery. Plots are available for returned services, monumental headstones, cremation plaques and headstone areas. Waitara Cemetery map (One page 89KB PDF)
Inglewood Cemetery: Rata St, Inglewood. Inglewood Cemetery has served the local community since 1879. It offers areas for monumental headstones and cremation plaques and has an historic monumental area. Inglewood Cemetery map (One page 80KB PDF)
Oakura Cemetery: Butlers Lane, Oakura. Oakura cemetery is tucked away behind Butlers Tavern on the main highway and has served this settlement since the first recorded burial in 1888.
Okato Cemetery: SH45, Okato. Okato Cemetery is on the left if you are heading into Okato from New Plymouth. It is clearly sign-posted from SH45.
Urenui Cemetery: Junction of Totara and Ngapapa streets. Urenui Cemetery is situated a few kilometres north of Waitara and has served as a final resting place for many early families since 1882. This cemetery remains a strong focal point for the local community’s heritage.
There are four council-administered cemeteries that provide a basic range of options for the rural communities they serve. They are Purangi, Waireka, Tarata and Tataraimaka (closed).
Access Cemetery maps on this page
- Opotiki Cemeteries/Urupa This link gives access to burials in Opotiki, Bay of Plenty 1865 onwards from records held at Opotiki District Council offices and supplemented from BDM registers inWellington where no records existed [pre 1900]. This is a work in progress.
Opotiki Public Cemetery (Waitangi)
Old Military Cemetery (Kelly Street)
Woodlands Cemetery (Ranginui Urupa)
Otorohanga District Council (No online search facility)
Cemeteries at Otorohanga and Kawhia
- Palmerston North City Council Cemeteries
Terrace End Cemetery: Established in 1875, this was the second public cemetery in Palmerston North, the first being on the site of the present day Showgrounds. The cemetery has been administered by the Council since 1902 and is now closed for sale of new plots, although people with existing family plots may still be buried there.
Printable copy of the Terrace End Cemetery map Location: Main Street/Napier Road intersection, with access from Napier Road.
Ashhurst Cemetery: The Ashhurst Cemetery is located within the Ashhurst Domain adjacent to the camping ground. The Cemetery is of great historical significance to the community with many of their ancestors and family members buried there. A Services section is located towards the eastern end of the cemetery. Location: Ashhurst Domain Get Directions
Kelvin Grove Cemetery: Opened in 1927, this cemetery was to replace the old Terrace End Cemetery on Napier Road. The Crematorium and Chapel were added in 1954. Printable copy of the Kelvin Grove Cemetery map
Location: James Line How to get to Kelvin Grove Cemetery
- Porirua City Council Cemetery Search Three cemeteries and one crematorium are operated by Porirua City Council. They are:
Whenua Tapu Cemetery and Crematorium located in Airlie Road off State Highway One, 3 km south of Pukerua Bay or 5 km north of Plimmerton.
Porirua Cemetery located in Kenepuru Drive, Porirua City.
Pauatahanui Burial Ground , Pauatahanui
Records for burials at old Porirua Cemetery, Whenua Tapu Cemetery and Pauatahanui Burial Ground are now searchable online, including headstone images for all three cemeteries.
Cremation records are also available. These records date from 1895 for Porirua Cemetery, 1975 for Whenua Tapu, and 1850 for Pauatahanui, and are updated weekly.Search Cemetery Records Online
Other Cemeteries in Porirua City: There are several other historic cemeteries in Porirua City. Porirua Library's Genealogy Resources has the following details of burials on microfiche:
Battle Hill - 1846-1883
Pauatahanui Public Burial Ground - 1850-1969
St Albans Anglican Church - 1930-1979
St Josephs Catholic Church - 1885-1978
Honoeke Maori - 1940-1979
Maori - November 1918
Maori - November 1921
Porirua Cemetery 1895-1980
Takapu Maori - 1858-1976
Links to more cemetery information
History of Porirua Cemetery
Description of Whenua Tapu Cemetery
History of Pauatahanui Burial Ground
History of St Alban's Church and Graveyard
History of St Joseph's Church and Graveyard
Whenua Tapu Cemetery maps
Porirua Cemetery layout map
- Queenstown Lakes District Council Cemeteries Search Local cemetery records dating back to 1863 are now available online.
The Council manages 10 out of the 11 cemeteries in the District .
• Arrowtown Cemetery.
• Cardrona Cemetery.
• Frankton Cemetery.
• Glenorchy Cemetery.
• Kingston Cemetery.
• Makarora Cemetery.
• Queenstown Cemetery.
• Shotover Cemetery (proposed).
• Skippers Point Cemetery.
• Wanaka Cemetery.
For information and burial records for the Lake Hawea Cemetery contact: Donald Urquhart 03 443 1426.
Arrowtown Cemetery Overview (pdf 425 kb)
Arrowtown Cemetery - Old Area (pdf 1.3 MB)
Arrowtown Cemetery - New Upper (pdf 1.45 MB)
Arrowtown Cemetery -New Lower (pdf 1.14 MB)
Cardrona Cemetery (pdf 198 kb)
Frankton Cemetery (pdf 427kb)
Glenorchy Cemetery (pdf 359 kb)
Hawea Cemetery ( pdf 666 kb)
Makarora Cemetery (pdf 163 kb)
Queenstown Cemetery (pdf 867 kb)
Skippers Point Cemetery (pdf 109 kb)
Wanaka Cemetery (pdf 226 kb)
The Kingston and Albert Town cemetery maps are unavailable
- Rangitikei District Council Cemeteries (Online search)
To view location details regarding a particular cemetery please click on a link below:
Mt View (Marton)
For information regarding cemetery records please contact Customer Services with all the information you have available (e.g.: full name, dates). The information will help with the search for each specific record.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 0800 422 522 or 06 327 0099 to speak to Customer Services.
Please Note: Contact details for private cemeteries within the district can be located in the Rangitikei A-Z Directory.
- Rotorua District Council
Rotorua District Council is responsible for the Rotorua Cemetery and Crematorium, as well as the Mamaku, Reporoa and Ngakuru cemeteries. Council also operates Ngongotaha’s Kauae Cemetery, which is governed by a separate board of trustees.
To look for individual burial or cremation information in the Rotorua District, select the most appropriate option for your internet access (i.e. Broadband or Dial Up access):
(Note - a free plug-in called Microsoft Silverlight is required to use the Cemeteries and Crematorium Search online application. You'll be prompted to install this free download when you select the broadband version only)
- Cemeteries and Crematorium Search - Broadband Access (free Silverlight plug-in is required)
- Cemeteries and Crematorium Search - Dial Up Access (this Lite Version does not require Silverlight to be installed)
Kauae Cemetery - 365 - 383 Ngongotaha Rd, Rotorua was originally a Ngati Whakauae burial ground
became a public cemetery in 1924
part is maintained particularly for current Ngati Whakauae burials
map location of Kauae Cemetery - google map
- Mamaku Cemetery - 13 Achilles Rd, Mamaku is small, and burials are infrequent
the first recorded burial was in 1906
Rotorua County Council took over the administration from the Mamaku Cemetery Board in the early 1960s
control passed to Rotorua District Council in 1979
map location of Mamaku Cemetery - google map
- Ngakuru Cemetery - 938 Whirinaki Valley Rd, Ngakuru
was developed on land purchased by Council directly behind the Ngakuru Church
officially opened in December 1999
map location of Ngakuru Cemetery - google map
- Reporoa Cemetery - 15 Homestead Rd, Reporoa
was developed on a piece of land purchased by Council from a local farmer
officially opened on 17 December 1994
map location of Reporoa Cemetery - google map
- Rotorua Cemetery - 160 Sala St, Rotorua
was used for burials in the 1800s. Some of the victims of the 1886 Tarawera eruption are buried here, as well as some early transfers from an even older burial ground on the eastern side of Sala Street
map location of Rotorua Cemetery - google map
- Rotorua Crematorium - 160 Sala St, Rotorua
was opened in 1963 by the Rotorua City Council on a portion of the Sala Street cemetery reserve
map location of Rotorua Cematorium - google map
Selwyn District Council Cemeteries
The following are maps showing the location of cemeteries maintained by the Selwyn District Council.
Bishops Corner Cemetery [Image - 286.2 kb]
Brookside Cemetery [Image - 318.1 kb]
Dusandel Cemetery [Image - 317.7 kb]
Ellesmere Catholic Cemetery [Image - 286.2 kb]
Ellesmere Public Cemetery [Image - 286.2 kb]
Greendale Cemetery [Image - 65.1 kb]
Hororata Cemetery [Image - 328.8 kb]
Killinchy Cemetery [Image - 268.8 kb]
Kimberley Cemetery [Image - 494.9 kb]
Kirwee Cemetery [Image - 452.2 kb]
Kowai Pass Cemetery [Image - 328.1 kb]
Lake Coleridge Cemetery [Image - 210.2 kb]
Lincoln Cemetery [Image - 131.4 kb]
Prebbleton Cemetery [Image - 452.7 kb]
Shands Road Cemetery [Image - 452.7 kb]
South Malvern Cemetery [Image - 328.8 kb]
Springston Cemetery [Image - 131.4 kb]
Waddington Cemetery [Image - 105.5 kb]
Weedons Cemetery [Image - 285.7 kb]
- South Waikato District Council CemeteriesThere are four cemeteries operating in the District. They are located:
Dumfries Road , Tokoroa
State Highway 1, Putaruru
Domain Road, Putaruru
Corner of Okoroire Rd and Heatherington Rd , Tirau
To access the online cemetery search tool - click here
- South Taranaki District Council Cemeteries Search
The Council maintains and operates cemeteries for the South Taranaki district at Eltham, Hawera, Kaponga, Manaia, Okaiawa, Opunake, Otakeho, Patea, Ohawe and Waihi . The Council also owns the land for the Waverley, Manutahi, Pihama (Lizzie Bell), Warea and Rahotu cemeteries and the Armed Constabulary Cemetery at Opunake Lake. The historically significant Waihi Cemetery was re-opened for burials in August 2001. It is possible to trace some of South Taranaki's significant historic developments through cemeteries like Waihi.
- South Wairarapa District Council Cemeteries(No online search)
Greytown, Located on State Highway 2, Greytown.
Information on this Cemetery can be requested in person at:
* Greytown Town Centre, 89 Main Street, Greytown
* Email: email@example.com
Martinborough. Two Cemeteries:
Located in Dublin Street, Martinborough
Located in Huangarua Rd, Martinborough
Information on this can be requested in person at:
* South Wairarapa District Council office, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough
* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Featherston. Located on Western Lake Road, R D 3, Featherston
Information on this can be requested in person at:
* South Wairarapa District Council, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough
* Email: email@example.com
- Stratford District Council Cemeteries (No online search)
Located within its boundaries Stratford has seven cemeteries of which five are now closed and two are still operating:
Southland District Council Cemetery Search Tool Cemeteries in the Southland District are either looked after by Council, or by a Trust, or in the case of a few small burial grounds, by different groups. There are 64 cemeteries or grave sites in Southland, 21 of which are managed by Council. Council holds duplicate copies of all known cemetery records, and originals from Council administered cemeteries.Other cemetery information held by Council includes all known information on historic burial sites, some "lonely graves" on private land, closed or disused cemeteries, such as at Clifden, Horseshoe Bay, Tararua Acre and Mokoreta, Maori burial grounds and miscellaneous information discovered on Council files or made available by genealogists and members of the public. Please click on the link to search cemetery records in the Southland District.
For more about Southland District Cemeteries...
- Tararua District Council Cemeteries SearchCemeteries at:
Alfredton Road, Eketahuna, Alfredton Road Memorial, Herbertville, Kaitawa/Pahiatua, Kumeroa/Woodville, Mangaoranga/Eketahuna, Mangatainoka/Pahiatua, Mangatera/Dannevirke, Marchant Street Lawn/Eketahuna, Matamau/Dannevirke, Newman/Eketahuna, Norsewood, Old Gorge/Woodville, Ormondville , Out of District, Pinfold Rd Lawn/Woodville, Pongaroa, RSA/Woodville, Settlers/Dannevirke, Weber.
- Tasman District Council Cemetery Search
- Bainham Cemetery
- Collingwood Cemetery
- Flett Road Cemetery (Lower Moutere)
- Foxhill Cemetery
- Kotinga Cemetery (Golden Bay)
- Marawera Cemetery (Tapawera)
- Motueka Cemetery
- Murchison Cemetery
- Richmond Cemetery
- Rototai Cemetery (Golden Bay)
- Spring Grove Cemetery
- Waimea West Cemetery (Brightwater)
Cemetery records for cemeteries in the area managed by trustees and churches are not held at Tasman District Council. These cemeteries include:
- Pioneer Park (Historic - Closed), Thorp Street, Motueka
- Riwaka (Trustees), Main Road Riwaka, Riwaka
- Sandy Bay (Closed), Moss Road, Sandy Bay
- Clifton (Historic-Closed), Boyle Street, Clifton
- East Takaka (Trustees), East Takaka Road, Takaka
- West Takaka (Trustees - Catholic), State Highway 60, Hamama
- Dovedale (Trustees), Dovedale Road, Dovedale
- Moutere Hills (Trustees), Gardner Valley Road, Upper Moutere
- Waiwhero (Trustees), Waiwhero Road, Ngatimoti
- Stanley Brook (Trustees)
- Taupo District Cemeteries Search Lawn Cemeteries are provided at Rickit Street in Taupo, Aonini Road in Turangi, and Lake Road in Mangakino.
- Tauranga City Council Cemeteries
Council provides, maintains and administers Pyes Pa Cemetery which is located at 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga.
For Burial Register or Cemetery information, please contact:
Cemetery Operations Supervisor
Pyes Pa Road
Phone: 07 543 0789
Fax: 07 543 0952
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Cemetery is a historic cemetery. Further information on the Mission Cemetery.
Tauranga City Council also administers 5 older denominational cemeteries located in Tauranga. The 5 cemeteries are the Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist and Latter Day saints. Tauranga City Council is currently in the process of developing a cemetery record website for online searches.
- Thames-Coromandel District Council Online Cemeteries Search
Each community within the District is serviced by at least one operational cemetery.
•Buffalo Cemetery (Coromandel)
•Mercury Bay Cemetery - Ferry Landing
•Tairua and Serviceman's Cemetery
•Totara Memorial Park (Thames)
•Omahu Cemetery (Thames Valley)
The following are disused cemeteries within the district that Council holds historic records for:
•Tapu Cemetery (Thames Coast)
•Tairua Historical Cemetery
•Allan Block Cemetery (Whangamata)
- Timaru District Council Cemeteries Database
For inquiries regarding the location of burials try the online database search, For further assistance contact phone numbers are listed below.
Click hereto obtain a Cemetery map or click on the blue links under Cemetery below.
Cemetery Street Location
Arundel (54.56 kB) Pratt Road Arundel Geraldine Huffey Street Geraldine Pareora West (13.07 kB)(closed) Beaconsfield Road Pareora Pleasant Point State Highway 8 Pleasant Point Temuka Milford Clandeboye Road Temuka Timaru Domain Avenue Timaru
Cemetery Contact Telephone
Arundel Timaru Office (03) 687 7200 Geraldine Geraldine Library, Service Centre (03) 693 9336 Pareora West(closed) Timaru Office (03) 687 7200 Pleasant Point Timaru Office (03) 687 7200 Temuka Temuka Library Service and Information Centre (03) 615 9537 Timaru Timaru Office (03) 687 7200
- Upper Hutt City Council: Access to Akatarawa Cemetery Database The Akatarawa Cemetery is managed by the Parks and Reserves Division and is operated on a daily basis by the Sexton. The Sexton is able to provide advice on where people are buried, interments, reserve plots as well as responding to genealogy enquiries. The Cemetery can be contacted on (04) 526-7030 during office hours and (04) 971-9453 after hours. Gates open daily at 8am and close at 5pm. (8pm during daylight saving).
- Waikato District Council Cemeteries (No online search)
A number of cemeteries are located throughout the Waikato district and are maintained by the Waikato District Council. If you would like to locate these cemeteries on a map, please use our interactive map
Cemeteries are provided in the following locations:
- Te Mata
If you would like more information about the cemeteries in the Waikato district please contact the Waikato District Council.
- Waimakariri District Council Cemeteries
Kaiapoi Public Cemetery, Adderley Terrace, Kaiapoi
Kaiapoi Anglican Cemetery, Cnr Parnham Lane and Vickery St
Rangiora Lawn Cemetery, Cnr East Belt and Coldstream Rd
Oxford Cemetery, Main Rd (eastern entrance to town)
Cust-Mairaki Cemetery, 398 Earlys Rd, Cust
Birch Hill Cemetery, 130 Garry River Rd, Glentui
Cemetery Locations and Burial Plot Maps
- Waimate District Council Online Cemetery Database & Maps
There are five Cemeteries in the Waimate District. One in the Hakataramea area, which is run by the local community board. Two, at Glenavy and Morven, are closed for interments. The two active cemeteries are in Otaio and Waimate.
Hakataramea Location Map
Glenavy Location Map
Morven Location Map
Otaio Location Map
Waimate Location Map
Maori Cemetery Location Map
- Waipa District Council Cemetery Database
Maps The PDF maps below open in a new browser window for viewing blocks and plot numbers. Please use the zoom function to view individual blocks and/or plot numbers. Hautapu (PDF 3.6MB)
Five minutes north of the Cambridge town centre on SH1B, Victoria Road.
Leamington (PDF 2.15MB)
East end of Wordsworth Street, Leamington.
Pukerimu (PDF 4.4MB)
Three kilometres down Kaipaki Road from Cambridge, Te Awamutu Road end of Kaipaki Road.
Ohaupo (PDF 1.82MB)
SH3 just north of Ohaupo township.
Paterangi (PDF 4.27MB)
Corner of Singh and Paterangi Roads, approx five kilometres from Te Awamutu.
Pirongia (PDF 1.82MB)
Oak Lane, east side of Pirongia Village off main Te Awamutu Pirongia Road.
Te Awamutu (PDF 5.09MB)
Piquet Hill Road, east side of town, entry from either Piquet Hill Road or Te Rahu Road.
Kihikihi (PDF 1.97MB)
Oliver Street, off Whitmore heading out of town towards Arapuni.
Pukeatua (PDF 4.68MB)
Maunga Road, just before Pukeatua, 20mins from Te Awamutu heading to Arapuni.
Puahue (PDF 4.53MB)
Puahue Road, 15mins east of Te Awamutu.
Also see the Cambridge Museum web pages for Cambridge & District Cemeteries
Cambridge Cemetery pre-1910 Burials
Cambridge Cemetery pre-1910 Headstones
Cambridge Cemetery Burial Register 1910 - 1936
Pukerimu Cemetery Pre-1981
Members of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists transcribed the burial records and headstones in 1975.
Wairoa District Council Cemeteries: Search from here. Click on IntraMaps and agree to conditions. Start IntraMaps and look for Cemeteries, top left under Modules
Council owns public cemeteries in the following locations:
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Waitomo District Council Cemeteries (No online search)
Cemeteries located at:
- Wanganui District Council Cemetery Search The main cemetery in current use is Aramoho Cemetery. There are also cemeteries at Brunswick, Heads Road, Matarawa and Maxwell.
- Wellington City Council Cemeteries Database Search Cemetery and crematorium records can be selected online from:
- Bolton St cemetery - 1849 to 1967
- Karori cemetery - 1891 to present day
- Makara cemetery - 1965 to present day
Records & Genealogical Information: Burial records dating back to 1891 at Karori Cemetery, and 1965 at Makara Cemetery, are available for public viewing at the Karori Cemetery office. The office also holds records dating back to 1849 of interments at Bolton Street Cemetery, now Bolton Street Memorial Park. The cemetery holds records for 151,409 people who have been interred or cremated. Records can be searched by plot location or name.
- Westland District Council Cemeteries Search
Cemetery Locations Cemetery Location Contact Person Stafford Cemetery is closed For record enquiry, contact the Community Liaison Officer,
03 756 9039
Hokitika Seaview Hokitika Community Liaison Officer, 03 756 9039 Kumara Greenstone Road, Kumara Community Liaison Officer, 03 756 9039 Ross Ruatapu-Ross Road (State Highway 6), Ross Community Liaison Officer, 03 756 9039 Harihari Main Road, Harihari Neville Adamson, 03 753 3355 Whataroa Whataroa Flat Road, Whataroa Phillip Northcroft, 03 753 4150 Fox Glacier Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier Wayne Williams, 03 751 0826 Okuru Cemetery Haast-Jackson Bay Road Kerry Eggeling, 03 750 0848
Rob Manera, 03 750 0845
- Western Bay of Plenty District Council Cemeteries (No online search)
The Western Bay of Plenty District Council provides and manages five cemeteries throughout the district. These are located at Maketu, Te Puke, Oropi and Katikati.
Both Katikati and the Te Puke cemetery have a Returned Services section as well as a children's section for those 13 years and under. All of the cemeteries are interdenominational.
Cemetery Status Location Area Office Earliest Known Burial Maketu Cemetery Open Spencer Avenue,
Te Puke 1865 Old Te Puke Cemtery Closed
Cnr Landscape Road /SH 33,
Te Puke 1886
Te Puke Cemetery
Open Dudley Vercoe Drive,
Te Puke 1958 Oropi Cemetery Open Oropi Road, Oropi Barkes Corner 1897 Katikati Cemetery Open Hot Spring Road, Katikati Katikati 1878
- Whakatane District Council Cemeteries (No online search)
Domain Road Cemetery, Whakatane : The Domain Road Cemetery is believed to be the first European-style cemetery established in the Whakatane township. The first recorded burial there was in 1899 but it is known to be older than that. The cemetery has never been officially closed as there are purchased plots still unused. The Council are no longer accepting burial requests for the Domain Road Cemetery. Ash interments are still being accepted.
Hillcrest Cemetery, Whakatane : Hillcrest Cemetery is on the Whakatane-Ohope Road. The first burial recorded was in 1944 and its 5.6 hectares have been developed to include a Garden of Memories, lawn cemetery and memorial cemetery. A separate RSA section offers areas for burials and ashes. The cemetery is located in a very peaceful area, with large trees and gardens surrounded by farmland. The Council employs a full-time sexton to maintain the area.
Taneatua Cemetery: Located on the outskirts of the township, Taneatua Cemetery services the wider Taneatua area. It’s nestled on a hillside amongst a variety of mature trees. The first recorded burial was in 1918.
Waimana Cemetery: Until recently this cemetery was administered by the Waimana Domain Board. A small rural cemetery, it services the wider Waimana community. The first recorded burial was in 1912.
Murupara/Galatea Cemetery: Located on Cemetery Road, Galatea, only a small portion of this cemetery is used for burials - the rest is leased to a local farmer. There are designated RSA, Protestant and Catholic plots, and an RSA ashes wall. The first burial was in 1966 and the cemetery is used mainly by Murupara and Galatea residents. The area is well planted and in a quiet, peaceful, spot.
Awakaponga Cemetery, Matata
Located on a hillside just outside Matata, Awakaponga Cemetery is in an attractive setting surrounded by farmland. The contact person is Venus Patterson on:
(07) 322 2470 or (027) 4102684
Grants Family CemeteryNestled amongst a 3.6 hectare Council-owned woodlot, this cemetery has five graves: James and Amy Grant, their son Ian, their daughter Kit and her husband Tex O’Connell. The first burial was Amy Grant in 1924, with the last being Kit O’Connell in 1959.
Whangarei District Council Online Cemetery Search
Cemeteries in the district, include:
Maunu Park Cemetery and Crematorium , situated 6.5km west of Whangarei in Cemetery Road off SH 14 (the Whangarei to Dargaville highway).
Onerahi Cemetery , in Church Street, Onerahi.
Kamo Cemetery , in Ketenikau Road, Kamo.
The following closed cemeteries are also vested in council:
Kioreroa Cemetery , on SH 1 (directly opposite the Gull Service Station) south of Whangarei.
Ngunguru Cemetery , was vested in council in 1955 and was closed in 1981.
Whananaki Cemetery Whananaki Cemetery was vested in council in 1970. (Link to headstone inscriptions at Whananaki).
Whangarei Heads Cemetery
Pioneer Cemetery situated in Selwyn Avenue, Whangarei.
Cemeteries and Crematorium