This page contains information about the process for erecting a headstone or memorial for a loved one in any of Council's cemeteries.
5/12/2017 3:36 p.m.
Erecting a memorial
Although we encourage people to commemorate their loved one in a personal way there are some regulations in regard to the erection of memorials in our cemeteries.
Headstones or memorials can be erected at any time after the purchase of the plot. Sometimes this is before burial of a body or ashes, sometimes after.
We suggest that you consider contacting a monumental mason as all installations are to be carried out by a registered monumental mason or a competent tradesperson to comply with regulations.
A monumental mason can apply for a permit on your behalf and also assist with arranging the installation of an Veteran's plaque if required.
The restrictions on size and materials that can be used can be found attached to the application form.
To download the form, follow the link below.
Application to Erect a Monument [239kb]
How to apply to erect a memorial
- Complete the Application to Erect a Monument Form and pay the application fee at any of our Customer Service Centres.
- Our Cemetery Team will then process the application.
- If approved, the permit will be sent to you by post. The permit must be presented to the Cemetery Manager before the monument can be erected.
- The monument will be inspected by the Cemetery Manager, after it has been erected, to ensure that it complies with the permit issued.
We reserve the right to remove headstones or monuments erected without a permit.
Follow the link below for details of how to pay the application fee.
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Maunu Stillborn Memorial
The Maunu Stillborn Memorial is a special place where we offer the opportunity for families to have a memorial for babies who have not necessarily been buried at the Maunu cemetery. This is a free service.
To apply for a plaque please complete the form below.
Stillborn Memorial Application [58kb]
There are a number of different options available to memorialise your loved ones, particular those who do not have their own place of remembrance.
Robinson Memorial Book
A large, granite, book shaped memorial, upon which indivdual plaques may be attached. Located next to the Glades of Remembrance and Chapel.
For enquires about the Robinson Memorial Book, you can contact the Cemetery Office or Robinson Memorials directly.
8 Maunu Road
Phone: +64 9 438 3201
Book of Remembrance
Recently moved into it's own building, the Book of Remembrance can now be found inside the old Town Basin Information Kiosk located on the Maunu Cemetery grounds.
Along with refurbishment, the building is now surrounded by newly installed gardens, signage and pathway. Open everyday, the book now displays two weeks of memories at a time.
Memorial Trees, Roses and Rhododendrons
At Kamo Cemetery a range of trees, roses and rhododendrons are available for you to choose from. A memorial stone, of which there are a variety for you to choose from, may be installed for you to personalise.
Maunu, Kamo and Onerahi
At any of our operational cemeteries, an ash berm plot may be purchased and a memorial stone erected although ashes may not have been interred.
Memorial Benches are also available, installed in a place of your chosing from range of suitable spots. Each bench has a small plaque attached which you may personalise.
For more information about any of the memorial options available, contact the Cemetery Office.
Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
Phone: +64 9 430 4207
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