If you have general enquiries about our cemeteries, or want to organise a visit to choose a plot, please phone the Council contact centre on (04) 237 5089 or email email@example.com during business hours. Our team can also help with advice regarding funeral arrangements.
For advice these pages provide some useful information:
For burial and cremation bookings, phone us on 04 2375089. A funeral director will generally make these arrangements for you.
You can hire the Whenua Tapu Crematorium chapel for a pre-committal or burial service and refreshments. There is a hire fee for the chapel.
To make a booking, either your funeral director can arrange it, or you can phone us on 04 2375089 . Tell us what type of service you want and the start/end times, making sure you allow enough time for setting up and clearing away.
To prevent the risk of explosions and the release of carcinogens or fumes during cremations, a number of things are not allowed to be placed within caskets. The list below covers items that cannot be placed in the caskets. Should you wish to place these types of items in for the service, they must be removed before the casket is received by the crematorium.
When you are preparing a loved one for cremation, please make sure none of the above items are included or inform your Funeral Director so that they can be easily removed by them or the family before cremation.