Cemeteries

Cemeteries play a very important role in our community. They serve as a place where loved ones are laid to rest, and where family, friends and loved ones can come to reflect, celebrate and remember.

Our cemeteries are also important as they are a safe way to care for our deceased, with standards that protect public health and the environment. All Kaipara District Council administered cemeteries have Historical Significance as they have been operating for over 70 years, with some over 100, so they can also help to provide a record about those who have gone before and are therefore important for heritage and historical research.

Key people

Most enquiries can be answered by checking out our website. Here you can find information on all Kaipara District Council administered cemeteries, the interment process, current fees and charges and more. However, if your query isn’t answered here or you need any assistance, the Council’s Customer Services team and Parks team are available to help. You can phone, email or call into the Council offices to get cemetery information, or you can contact a local funeral director, who will be able to assist you.

Council Administered Cemeteries

The Kaipara District Council administers and operates six open cemeteries. These are:

Old Mt Wesley Cemetery

  32 Mt Wesley Coast Road, Mt Wesley

New Mt Wesley Cemetery

 118 Mt Wesley Coast Road, Mt Wesley

Dargaville RSA (Mt Wesley) Cemetery

 118 Mt Wesley Coast Road, Mt Wesley

Redhill Cemetery

 114 Redhill Cemetery Road, Redhill

Arapohue Cemetery

 179 Hoyle Road, Arapohue

Tokatoka Cemetery

 5360 State Highway 12, Ruawai

Cemeteries are administered and managed under the Kaipara District Council’s Consolidated General Bylaw 2020 (Part 7 – Cemeteries and Crematoria), the Burials and Cremation Act 1964 and the Reserves Act 1977.

Non-Council Administered Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries throughout Kaipara that are not administered by the Kaipara District Council. These are often run by local community committees, trusts or marae and provide a vital service to our smaller and remote rural communities. If you wish to arrange for a burial or request burial records from these non-Council administered cemeteries, you will need to contact the respective committee, trust or marae directly.

For information about rural cemeteries in the district which are managed by cemetery boards, please contact the appropriate person below. Please Note: The information below is correct to the best of our knowledge. For any corrections or additions please contact Kaipara District Council.

Hakaru Cemetery (St. Michaels), Valley Road Bevan Lawrence 09 480 1949
Kaihu Cemetery Sue Patuawa 09 439 1839
Kaiwaka Cemetery Vern Tolhopf 09 431 4017
Mangawhai Cemetery, Garbolino/Tara/Cove Road Margie Murray (Sexton) 021 620 815 or 09 4314 729 / Natalie Alispahic (Secretary) 022 3080 406 or 09 9717504
Mareretu Cemetery Lloyd Stubbs 09 431 7017 or 09 431 7354
Matakohe Cemetery Tina Ball 021 033 5128 (If no answer, pls leave message or text)
Maungaturoro RSA Cemetery Ross Needham (Welfare Officer) 09 431 8235
Maungaturoto Cemetery Rev Colleen Binns 027 236 8898 or 09 486 7578
Pahi Cemetery (Very Old) On farm owned by Mary and Owen Stevens, 467 Pahi Road, Paparoa Mary and Owen Stevens 09 431 7123
Paparoa (Methodist) Cemetery Aileen Hames (Secretary) 09 431 6795
St Marks Anglican Church Cemetery, Paparoa Lloyd Stubbs 09 431 7017 or 09 431 7354
Whakapirau Cemetery Bruce Robertson 09 431 8585