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
- 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
Get a copy of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw
Get a copy of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice