There are three types of plots available for purchase.
- Grave plot -These exist in the older areas and can have surrounds or are concreted over. These are the responsibility of the plot owners’ family.
- Lawn plot - Lawn plots are available in most Cemeteries, they have a concrete berm laid out for the headstone and will be grassed and mowed for ease of maintenance. Berms are laid to ensure a consistency of straightness, tidiness and ease of plot identification.
- Cremation plot - Cremation plots are available in all Cemeteries. This allows those with ashes to have a final placement site without having to purchase a full size plot. Please refer to the Cemeteries Bylaw 2014 for Cemetery rules and regulations.
Application to purchase a cemetery plot
Application for warrant to inter (includes ashes)
You may choose to purchase a plot in advance, Once a plot has been secured, a certificate will be issued to identify the purchaser, the cemetery, and the plot number. Please refer to the Fees & Charges schedule, for current prices and our policy on plot refunds.
Families are permitted to erect a headstone on the berm of a lawn or cremation plot, or on a grave plot. A permit is required to undertake this work. Please contact council to obtain this permit.
All costs involved with the installation and maintenance of a headstone are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Hurunui District Council Bylaw 2016.