Cemeteries

​​​​​Council operates a total of 10 cemeteries within the district, most of which are located near small rural settlements.

Waipā cemeteries provide for around 200 burials each year, with 90% of these being at the three cemeteries: larger cemeteries at Hautapu and Leamington service the Cambridge area, and the Te Awamutu Cemetery services Te Awamutu.  

At the Leamington Cemetery​, we have opened a Natural Burial section which is to be used solely for natural burials using biodegradable materials. The Natural Burial area will be planted in native trees in lieu of headstones, and location of plots will be recorded on Council database using a GPS.

 Waipa cemeteries map

Application forms

​Download:  Application for Interment - Issue of burial warrant

Online​​ form: Application for Cemetery Reservation - Pre-Purchased Plot​


Online cemetery database 

This cemeteries search is provided by Waipa District Council to assist people searching for the location of the plot/s of friends and relatives in Waipa's cemeteries. Please note: there may be inaccuracies due to records which were created before GPS positioning was available.

Online cemetery database

Veteran and RSA cemeteries

Council manages two RSA sections, within Te Awamutu Cemetery and Hautapu Cemetery. 

Plaques or monuments are installed by New Zealand Veterans' Affairs and the list of eligible deployments is viewable on the Veterans' Affairs website.

If you have a​ny queries please contact Veterans Affairs by calling 0800 483 8372 or, if outside New Zealand +64 4 495 2070.
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