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

Work to construct a fence will take place beginning 16 April 2019. A helicopter will be used to ferry tools to a landing place that is not near to any graves. The helicopter will use a portion of Tararu Beach Reserve for pick-up. There will be minimal disruption to traffic on the Thames Coast Road (SH25) and there will be traffic management during flying time, which is no expected to exceed one hour in total. Thank you for your patience during this disruption.