Services

Purchase a Plot

You can apply to buy a plot for burial or ash interment.  Plot reservations are not permitted.

Contact our Sexton if you would like to discuss your requirements further on 04 296 4700 or email kapiti.council@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Types of Plots

Plot guidelines are standard across all public cemeteries in the district.  There are currently six different plot options available:

  • Monumental plaque: Traditional burial with an upright headstone
  • Lawn plaque: Burial with a standard angles plaque
  • Monumental ashes: Ashes burial with a small upright headstone
  • Ashes garden: Ashes burial in a formal garden with standard sized plaque
  • Ashes beam: Ashes burial with a standard flat plaque
  • Natural burial: Ecological burial with native tree planted over plot

All cemeteries have a separate RSA section containing both burial and ashes sections, however the RSA section at Paraparaumu Beach is now full.

Ōtaki Cemetery

Burials:
Plots are booked by size (single or double) and by the type of memorial plaque (monumental, lawn).  Natural burials are single plots.

Ashes:
Garden and monumental plots available. Cremation plots can have two or more interments of ashes, but are limited by the size of the memorial plaque. You can inter in an existing family plot. 

Waikanae Cemetery

Burials:
Plots are booked by size (single or double) and by the type of memorial plaque (monumental, lawn). 

Ashes:
Garden and monumental plots available. Cremation plots can have two or more interments of ashes, but are limited by the size of the memorial plaque. You can inter in an existing family plot.

Awa Tapu Cemetery

Burials:
Plots are booked by size (single or double) and by the type of memorial plaque (monumental, lawn). 

Ashes:
Garden and monumental plots available. Cremation plots can have two or more interments of ashes, but are limited by the size of the memorial plaque. You can inter in an existing family plot. 

Paraparaumu Beach Cemetery

Burials:
Only second interment burials are available in existing family plots.

Ashes: 
Beam plots available. Cremation plots can have up to two interments of ashes, but are limited by the size of the memorial plaque. You can inter in an existing family plot. 

Fees

Burial plots may be single depth or double depth; the interment fees are the same.  To view districtwide cemetery charges, go here.

Apply to Buy a Plot

When you buy a plot from Council, you receive an Exclusive Right of Burial.

In most cases a funeral director will be able to handle all arrangements with Council for you.  If you wish to organise an interment yourself, contact our Sexton who will help you with the process.

Complete the Cemetery Information Sheet and;

email to: kapiti.council@kapiticoast.govt.nz, or

post to:  Kapiti Coast District Council, Private Bag 60601, Paraparaumu 5254 Attention: Cemetery Sexton

All documentation needs to be at Council at least 24 hours before the service.

Cemetery Information Sheet (PDF, 1 page, 24Kb)

Related Links

Veteran's Affairs New Zealand website 
Ashes  
Burials