Plots are secured consecutively only in Wainuiomata Garden of Remembrance and can’t be pre-purchased in any of our cemeteries.
Securing a plot
Taita Lawn Cemetery
There are several types of plots available at Taita Lawn Cemetery.
There are no longer body burial plots available for adults. Lower Hutt residents requiring a new body burial plot will be able to go to Akatarawa Cemetery which is jointly owned by Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt City Council.
- Body burial plots for children
- Ashes lawn plots
- Ashes garden plots
- Returning Services Association (RSA) burial plots
- RSA ashes wall
- Memorial plots
Lawn-style plots are for body and ash interments. They have a concrete head beam for installation of a standard sized headstone or plaque.
Ashes plots include lawn and garden areas. They are for burying contained cremated remains. The ashes container needs to be weather proof.
There are several options for ash interments, including a memorial area and bush trail.
Specific areas are set aside for babies’ garden plots, children’s plots and memorial sites.
Memorial sites don’t contain remains (burial or cremation). Only plaques are installed on the headbeam.
The RSA sections of the cemetery are for body and ash internments. A wall is provided for ash interments. These sections are only available to returned servicemen and women.
The criteria for the allocation of plots is set by the Office of Veterans’ Affairs. To contact them, call on 0800 483 8372.
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 urns 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
For bookings and all other enquiries, contact Hutt city Council on 04 570 6666. There is 24-hour pedestrian access.
In most cases, funeral directors will take care of interment bookings.
A funeral director should be your first point of call if you’re arranging a funeral. Find a funeral director in the Yellow Pages.
If you wish to inter contained cremated remains, you can contact Hutt City Council on 04 570 6666.
You cannot scatter ashes in any cemetery or Council facility, including garden areas, lawns and streams.
This policy has been made out of respect for the wishes of Tangata Whenua. A secondary consideration is the negative effect ashes have on soil conditions.