The Council maintains cemeteries in Putaruru, Tirau and Tokoroa. The purpose of this service is to ensure that appropriate burial facilities are readily accessible to all by providing:
- Burial and placement service
- Cemetery maintenance
- Interment and placement record management
There are four cemeteries operating in the district. They are located in:
- Tokoroa - Dumfries Road, Tokoroa
- Putaruru - State Highway 1, Putaruru
- Putaruru - Domain Road, Putaruru
- Tirau - Corner of Okoroire Rd and Heatherington Rd, Tirau
The cemeteries in Putaruru and Tirau are open to the public, seven days a week. The Tokoroa cemetery is locked at night, it is opened between 6am and 7am in the morning. It is generally locked at 9pm; if there are people in the cemetery at that time the security company returns at a later hour.
A handbook is available here and from the offices and provides general information and requirements for memorials, fees and charges, application forms and a detailed map of the cemeteries.
All of the district's cemeteries are well maintained and three of the sites have ample room for expansion. All plots may be reserved for future use, with the exception of the Returned Services sections. A minimum fee is required for the benefit of pre-selecting a plot, with the full sexton fee to be paid at time of the first interment.
Traditional burial plots are available adjacent to permanent concrete berms, which have been provided for the placement of plaques or headstones. There is space on the berms for floral and other tributes to be placed.
Ash plots provide a permanent resting place for cremated remains, where the concrete berms are in traditional rows, or surrounding attractively planted gardens. There is a space on the berms for plaques and floral tributes.
Council provides a cemetery search tool on this website.