We encourage people to commemorate their loved one in a personal way, however there are some regulations around memorials in our cemeteries.
Headstones or monuments can be erected at any time after the purchase of the plot. Sometimes this is before burial of a body or ashes, sometimes after.
All installations must be approved
All headstone and monument installations must be carried out by a council approved monumental installer following the regulations set out in the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 and the New Zealand Standard for Monuments NZS 4242.
A monumental mason can apply for a monument permit on your behalf and can also assist with arranging installation of Veteran's Plaques.
We reserve the right to remove headstones or monuments erected without a permit or that do not meet permit rules.
Burial and Cremation Act 1964 (legislation.govt.nz)