First interments for caskets are now provided for Lower Hutt residents at Akatarawa Cemetery, Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt.
Taita Cemetery consists of two sections
The Old Monumental Section is mostly denominational and is closed for first interments. However subsequent interments (burial of a casket or contained cremated remains) still take place here.
The Taita Lawn Cemetery is now closed available for first interments of caskets but is available for second and third body interments in existing (family) plots or contained cremated remains (ashes). There are sections for Returned Servicemen and memorial-only plots where there is no interment. Within the Taita Lawn Cemetery there is a bush trail, where cremated remains can be interred surrounded by native bush, and a memorial tree area.
Pre-purchasing of plots is not permitted.
Finding and contacting the cemetery
Old Monumental Section: Kowhai Street opposite Naenae Road, Naenae
Taita Lawn Cemetery: Northern end of Rimu Street, Naenae
Monday – Friday: 8am - 4pm
During Daylight Savings: 7.30am – 8pm
All other times: 7.30am – 5pm
Standard interment hours
Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday morning interments are allowed by appointment only and charges are applicable for out of hours visit.
Closed on public holidays and Sundays.
Wainuiomata Garden of Remembrance
The Wainuiomata Garden of Remembrance is an ash interment facility. Ash scattering isn’t permitted here or at any other Council facility, park or reserve.
- Each plot can hold two containers of cremated remains
- Plots are sold consecutively and further areas will be developed when required
- Plots can’t be pre-purchased
Northern end of Hine Road, Wainuiomata
The office for Garden of Remembrance is located at the Taita Cemetery and office hours are the same. There is 24-hour pedestrian access.