Taranaki Crematorium operates six days a week.
Taranaki Crematorium is on SH3, 10 minutes south of New Plymouth.
8am-5pm Monday-Friday; 8am-1pm Saturday and public holidays (excluding Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day). Other times may be approved on specific request and may incur additional charges.
Phone:06-759 6060 Fax:06-759 6072
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This section contains information relating to cemeteries and crematorium in New Plymouth District. We manage the Taranaki Crematorium and 11 cemeteries throughout the district. We also hold reference material on four cemetery board and three church cemeteries that are administered by independent cemetery boards.
Our cemetery office organises bookings and provides information on all aspects of the cemeteries, including how to arrange burials, cremations or memorials.
We also hold all historical records for Council-administered cemeteries. Information is available on request, but depending on the volume of information required, a small fee may be asked. Cemetery and crematorium records are also online.
The office is open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays). Phone 06-759 6060 or fax 06-759 6072.
Generally, contact a funeral director to arrange a burial or cremation.
The fees and charges link below takes you to the current list of cemetery and crematorium charges. These are also available from the cemetery and crematorium office or a funeral director.
A monumental supplier can advise you on the memorial (e.g. headstones) options available. A funeral director may supply you with a named wooden cross but this is considered only a temporary arrangement. All upkeep of memorials is the responsibility of the owner.
Floral tributes are permitted only on the memorial headstone bases. Vase inserts may be provided for some cremation areas. No flowers or shrubs may be planted in lawn cemeteries.
Services areas are available to those who have returned from active service. These areas are administered on behalf of the Veterans Affairs Department. For information on rules and eligibility please contact us or your local Returned Servicemen’s Association (RSA).Return to top
Te Henui CemeteryJunction of Watson and Lemon streets, New Plymouth. Te Henui opened in 1861 and is the original New Plymouth public cemetery. Set in an attractive park environment, it serves mainly as a heritage cemetery rich in local history and monuments. Although some interments occasionally occur, no plots are available for purchase.
Awanui CemeteryAwanui Street, New Plymouth. Awanui is the main public cemetery for New Plymouth. Located in the city within a rural setting, Awanui is a lawn cemetery that offers areas for returned services, monumental headstones, cremation plaques and headstones.
Waitara CemeteryBayly Street, Waitara. Opened in 1885, Waitara Cemetery offers an historic monumental area complemented by a more modern lawn cemetery. Plots are available for returned services, monumental headstones, cremation plaques and headstone areas.
Inglewood CemeteryRata Street, Inglewood. Inglewood Cemetery has served the local community since 1879. It offers areas for monumental headstones and cremation plaques and has an historic monumental area.
Oakura CemeteryButlers Lane, Oakura.Oakura cemetery is tucked away behind Butlers Tavern on the main highway and has served this settlement since the first recorded burial in 1888.
Okato CemeterySH45, OkatoOkato Cemetery is on the left if you are heading into Okato from New Plymouth. It is clearly sign-posted from SH45.
Urenui CemeteryJunction of Totara and Ngapapa streetsUrenui Cemetery is situated a few kilometres north of Waitara and has served as a final resting place for many early families since 1882. This cemetery remains a strong focal point for the local community’s heritage.
Rural cemeteriesThere are four Council-administered cemeteries that provide a basic range of options for the rural communities they serve. They are Purangi, Waireka, Tarata and Tataraimaka (closed).
Please contact us for reference information and contacts for cemetery boards and private cemeteries.
Vehicle access is allowed from 7.00am - 8.30pm. Pedestrian access is allowed at all times.
The crematorium offers full cremation services, a chapel seating up to 200 people and the Gardens of Remembrance for the internment of ashes (memorial placement is not possible in the garden area). The crematorium also has a Book of Remembrance that provides a long lasting memorial. All names are automatically entered and the book is available for viewing.