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

Update on Tararu Cemetery closure

Tararu Cemetery on Thames Coast Road (SH25) can now be accessed by the public.

When visting the cemetery please exercise caution as there are still potential hazards within the site. Signage is in place warning of the various hazards.

It is advisable not to enter during or just after periods of heavy rainfall and/or strong winds.