Tairua Cemetery

We are responsible for the management of thirteen cemeteries within the Thames-Coromandel District. Of the thirteen cemeteries, seven are currently open for burials, while six other cemeteries are no longer operational.

News update: Work is taking place in the RSA section of Totara Cemetery in Thames to make it a safer and nicer environment for the general public when visiting. This work should be completed in time for the Armistice Day centenary on 11 November 2018.

Most cemeteries operating in the Thames-Coromandel District cater mostly for lawn plot burials, which means that you must not plant vegetation or place structures, borders or any items on the plot itself.

Veterans Affairs has kindly provided grants for new flower vases to be installed in the Returned Services Sections of Totara, Mercury Bay and Buffalo cemeteries.

Work has started at Totara Cemetery with Mercury Bay and Buffalo cemeteries to follow. Any containers, including glass ones that are currently in the openings will be replaced with the new holders. Flowers, including artificial ones, will be placed back into the new holders.

We ask that you do not add any glass containers as a number have been found to be broken and this poses a health and safety issue for staff maintaining the cemeteries.