We manage 13 cemeteries within the Thames-Coromandel District. Of these, seven are currently open for burials, while six other cemeteries are no longer operational. Most cemeteries operating in the Thames-Coromandel District cater mostly for lawn plot burials, which means that you must not plant vegetation or place structures, borders or any items on the plot itself. Each community within the district is serviced by at least one operational cemetery. Coromandel/Colville Buffalo Cemetery (Coromandel)149 Buffalo Rd, Coromandel Colville Cemetery84 Wood Rd, Colville Mercury Bay Mercury Bay Cemetery1138 Purangi Rd, Ferry Landing Tairua/Pauanui Tairua and Serviceman's Cemetery16 Main Rd, SH25, Tairua Thames Totara Memorial Park (Thames)110 Te Arapipi Rd, Totara Omahu Cemetery (Thames Valley)17 Wharepoa Rd, Wharepoa Whangamata Whangamata Cemetery2745 SH25 Whangamata-Waihi Rd, Whangamata 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. *Tararu Historical Cemetery 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.