​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cemeteries and Burials are currently able to operated at a limited capacity as per government regulations. 

New Zealand Government advice around funerals and tangi is available at COVID-19.​ 

For further advice contact your local funeral director as they will be able to guide you on the best options for your situation. Information on the funeral directors and cemeteries in the Ruapehu District are available through the links at the bottom of this page. ​

The Ministry of Health has also provided a set of guidelines for tangihanga during covid-19 restrictions. 

The full set of guidelines can be read on the Ministry of Health website. 


Ruapehu District Council undertakes to provide a reliable and responsive interment service, including administration, record, enquiry and burial services of deceased persons at cemeteries within the District.

It is always hard to deal with the loss of loved ones and Council aims to support family and friends with a respectful environment and professional assistance.

There are two types of cemeteries in the District:  

  • Urban cemeteries generally have old sections which do not have concrete berms.  New sections all have concrete berms and RSA sections, which generally have concrete berms (Taumarunui New, Ohakune, Raetihi, Manunui).

  • Rural cemeteries generally do not have concrete berms,  (Rangataua, Ohura, Matiere, Raurimu, Owhango, Taumarunui Old).


Page reviewed: 15 May 2020 12:05pm