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Ture ā-Rohe mo ngā Wāhi Tapu me ngā Whare Tahu Tupāpaku 2014

Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 2014

The Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw regulates council owned or operated cemeteries and crematoria.

​What the Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw does

The Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw aims to minimise:

  • public safety risks
  • distress
  • nuisance
  • damage to property and heritage
  • interference with ground maintenance and operational activities.

The bylaw sets out a framework that manages activities at council cemeteries and crematoria by enabling council to make rules in a separate Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice.

You should know

We have clarified the bylaw wording from 1 March 2021 to make the bylaw easier to read, understand and comply with. The existing Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice 2014 continues to apply.

​What the Code of Practice covers

The Code of Practice covers:

  • burial (interment)
  • cremation and ashes
  • removing a body or remains (disinterment)
  • built structures like monuments, adornments, vaults and mauseoleums
  • Wāhi Tapu Māori Areas
  • ground maintenance
  • record-keeping.

​Get a copy of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw

Get a copy of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice