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Gisborne District Council maintains 11 public cemeteries in the Gisborne district.

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Gisborne district cemeteries

The main cemeteries are:

  • Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road Gisborne.
  • Tolaga Bay, Ferneaux Street
  • Tokomaru Bay, Waiotu Road
  • Patutahi, Cemetery Road

We also have cemeteries at Ruatoria, Rakauroa, Ormond, Motu and Te Araroa.

Makaraka Cemetery also known as Houhoupiko, is Gisborne's earliest cemetery it's now closed and maintained as a historic site.

Cemetery plot location maps

Cemetery plot locations for our cemeteries.

Use our Online Cemetery Search Tool

You can also search plots available for purchase.

Cremation information

We hold cremation records up until March 1998. If ashes are buried in our district's cemetery, the burial record can be searched online.

If the ashes have not been buried, and you wish to find the cremation record, contact us on the online form.

Evans Funeral Service has performed cremations in Gisborne since April 1998 and 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, Gisborne.

Private cemeteries

We don't hold any records for private cemeteries in our district.

There's a number of urupa around our district. They are not maintained by Council, for information contact the local kaumatua or a runanga representative.