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This page contains information on ash burials.

Ash Plots

Ash beam plots will accommodate up to two ash burials.  We do not pre-sell or reserve ash plots.

If you wish to inter ashes in an existing plot, you must get permission from the Burial Right owner.

You must notify us when you wish to inter the ashes. When the fees have been paid we will prepare the plot for you.

These plots are available in the following cemeteries:

  • Allanton (Greytown)
  • Andersons Bay
  • Broad Bay
  • Dunedin
  • Green Island
  • Green Park
  • Macandrew Bay
  • Middlemarch
  • Port Chalmers (New)
  • Portobello
  • Waikouaiti (Hawksbury)

Family Ash Plots

Family ash plots will accommodate up to eight ash burials.  These plots are available in the following cemeteries:

  • Andersons Bay
  • Green Park
  • Dunedin

Returned Services Section Ash Plots

Returned Services plots may accommodate up to two ashes burials with the first interment to be a Returned Services Person. A spouse can be interred first provided that the Returned Service Person confirms that they will be interred in the same plot.

These plots are available in the following cemeteries:

  • Green Park
  • Port Chalmers (New).

For more information, contact Veterans Affairs.

  • Website: www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz
  • Email: veterans@xtra.co.nz
  • Phone: 0800 483 8372

Burial Plots

Ashes can be interred in existing burial plots in any of our cemeteries with the permission of the Burial Rights owner.

Arranging an ash burial

If you and your family have ashes and wish to inter them in an existing plot, you will need to have permission from the burial rights owner of the plot.

Please book the time and date of the interment at least 24 hours before you want to inter the ashes, and we will prepare the plot for you. You need to bring equipment to cover the ash urn at the time of interment and we will cover and tidy the area the next working day.

You can arrange an interment for any time that cemetery gates are unlocked.

Ash Scatter

If you prefer to scatter the ashes there are specified areas for this service in the Rose Gardens and the Court of Reflections in Andersons Bay Cemetery or in Family Burial Plots in any cemetery.

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