Veteran burials

Hutt City is proud to honour the service of the veteran community. Find out how veteran burials work.

Taitā Cemetery

There is a Services Cemetery for Returned Service People at Taitā Cemetery, on Kowhai St, Naenae.

You also have the option for memorial-only plots in cases where there is no burial.

Cemeteries map

RSA burial plots and Ashes Wall

TheReturning Services Association (RSA) sections of Taitā cemetery are for body and ash burials.

To be buried in a Services Cemetery you must have served as a member of Her Majesty's Forces on certain deployments, or be the spouse or partner of someone who has. You can only use Bronze plaques and/or headstones in these areas.

Booking a burial

A funeral director should be your first point of call if you’re arranging a funeral.

Find a funeral director

Ash scattering

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 and environmental reasons.


The Taitā RSA section can be found at the northern end of Rimu Street, in Naenae.

Opening hours

Pedestrian access: 24 hours

Vehicle access:

  • 1 April to 30 September: 7.30am to 5.30pm
  • 1 October to 31 March: 7.30am to 8.00pm

Burial hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday morning by appointment only.
  • Closed on public holidays and Sundays.

Note: You can visit outside of business hours, at a cost.

For more information

Veterans Affairs

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