What's happening to cemeteries under alert level 4?
All cemeteries remain open. While you can still visit, there are some things to be aware of, such as reduced opening hours, sign-in requirements, and special arrangements for funerals. Read the updates below for more detailed information.
Burial and cremation records
Use our online cemetery and cremation search tool to look up Council records for the Ashhurst, Kelvin Grove and Terrace End cemeteries. Our records date back to 1871.
Cemetery fees and application forms
These forms are also available from your funeral director.
Ashhurst Domain, Napier Road (SH3), Ashhurst
Ashhurst Cemetery is located within the Ashhurst Domain adjacent to the camping ground. An area for services is located towards the eastern end.
Ashhurst Cemetery Map (PDF, 291KB)
51 Maple Street, Bunnythorpe
Bunnythorpe Community Cemetery was operated by a Trust until 2014, when responsibility was transferred to Palmerston North City Council. Burials here date back to 1900.
Bunnythorpe Cemetery Map (PDF, 294KB)
118 James Line, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North
Please note, the chapel, crematorium and cemetery office are closed during alert level 4.
Kelvin Grove Cemetery is Palmerston North's main cemetery, providing cremation and burial services to the city and its surrounding districts. It is set on 36 hectares of land, 7km from the central business district. It has a chapel that can be hired for memorial and committal services and a memorial garden.
The cemetery was opened in 1927 to replace the old Terrace End Cemetery on Napier Road. The crematorium and chapel were added in 1954. A modern gas-fired cremator was installed in 2003.
The cemetery performs about 180 burials and 400 cremations each year.
A Book of Memories is kept on display at the crematorium chapel. Entry into the book must be requested at the time of cremation. Commemoration plaques are available for ashes plots.
The cemetery office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to noon.
Main Street/Napier Road intersection, with access from Napier Road.
Established in 1875, this was the second public cemetery in Palmerston North. The first was on the site that is now the Central Energy Trust Arena. Terrace End Cemetery is closed for sales of new plots, but people with existing family plots may still be buried here.
Terrace End Cemetery map (PDF, 322KB)
Terrace End Cemetery Historical Walk (PDF, 1.6MB)