Securing a plot
There are several types of plot available at Taita Lawn Cemetery.
- Body burial plots for adults and children
- Ashes lawn plots
- Ashes garden plots
- Returning Services Association (RSA) burial plots
- RSA ashes wall
- Memorial plots
- Monumental plots
Lawn-style plots are for body and ash interments. They have a concrete head beam for installation of a standard sized headstone or plaque.
Ashes plots include lawn and garden areas. They are for burying contained cremated remains. The ashes container needs to be weather proof.
There are several options for ash interments, including a memorial area and bush trail.
Specific areas are set aside for babies’ garden plots, children’s plots and memorial sites.
Memorial sites don’t contain remains (burial or cremation). Only plaques are installed on the headbeam.
The RSA sections of the cemetery are for body and ash internments. A wall is provided for ash interments. These sections are only available to returned service men and women.
The criteria for the allocation of plots is set by the Office of Veterans’ Affairs. To contact them, call on 0800 483 8372.
In most cases, funeral directors will take care of interment bookings.
A funeral director should be your first point of call if you’re arranging a funeral. Find a funeral director in the Yellow Pages.
If you wish to inter contained cremated remains, you can contact the sexton.
Ash scattering is not allowed in any cemetery or council facility, including garden areas, lawns and streams.
This policy has been made out of respect for the wishes of Tangata Whenua. A secondary consideration is the negative effect ashes have on soil conditions.