Gisborne District Council maintains 12 cemeteries in the Gisborne district.
The main cemetery is Taruheru Cemetery in Nelson Road.
See all our cemetery locations
Our online cemetery record search includes headstone photos and inscriptions.
To find burial records search our online cemetery records
Cremation records prior to 1998
We have cremation records up until March 1998. If the ashes are buried in our district's cemetery, the record can be searched online.
To find ash records search our online cemetery records
If the ashes have not been buried, contact us if you wish to find a cremation record fill in our request form
Cremation records since April 1998
Evans Funeral Service has performed cremations in Gisborne since April 1998. They hold the cremation records.
If the ashes are buried in our district's cemetery, the record can be searched online - search records
If the ashes have not been buried, please contact Evans Funeral Service Ltd(external link)
We don't hold any records for private cemeteries in our district.
There are a number of urupa around our district - they're not maintained by Gisborne District Council. Contact the local kaumatua or a runanga representative.
Information on scattering ashes
Cemetery forms and fees
Council's cemetery forms and fees.