Cemeteries not in use

This is the list of cemeteries that are no longer in use in our District.

Cemetery pegs

The following are disused cemeteries within our district that we hold historic records for:

  • Shortland Cemetery (Thames)
  • Tararu Cemetery (Thames)
  • Tapu Cemetery (Thames Coast)
  • Tairua Historical Cemetery
  • Allan Block Cemetery (Whangamata)
  • Kuaotunu Cemetery

For all cemetery-related matters, please contact our Customer Services team. This includes organising burials, asking for historical information to assist with genealogy enquiries and requests for service regarding the operation and maintenance of the cemeteries.

Online Cemetary Search

Tararu Historical Cemetery:

The cemetery is currently closed until further notice, potentially until September 2020. The drought has caused vegetation on the high slopes above the access path to die off and there is a high volume of dirt and rocks falling on the stairway, making it inaccessible. Clearing the path is a short term measure that will not have lasting effects. Slippage of material will continue even with rainfall. The cemetery is not safe to access at this time.