There are six cemeteries in the Gore District. Interments are carried out every day at the cemeteries still open for use, except for Sundays and public holidays.
You can apply for an interment or to erect a memorial headstone using our Do It Online portal. The cost of an interment depends on various factors. Here are our current fees and charges.
If you have any questions, please call (03) 203-9126 or email [email protected]
We have a comprehensive online database of burials within the District. You can also view our maps of the cemeteries.
Charlton Park cemetery was commissioned by the Gore Borough Council in 1974, as the old Gore Cemetery, in Crewe Street, was reaching the end of its useful life. Click here for a map of this cemetery's plots.
- Cemetery Area: 8.09 ha
- Location: Bowmar Road, Charlton, Gore
- Established: 1974
The Gore cemetery is not available for interments, except if a plot has been pre-purchased. The number of burials at the Gore cemetery average around 20 per year. Click here for a map of this cemetery's plots.
- Cemetery Area: 3.51 ha
- Location: Crewe Street, Gore
- Established: 1878
The Mataura cemetery has the second highest number of burials a year. Click here for a map of this cemetery's plots.
- Cemetery Area: 4.0 ha
- Location: Crawford Road, Mataura
- Established: 1871
Pukerau cemetery has only a few burials a year.
- Cemetery Area: 3.22 ha
- Location: East Street, Pukerau
- Established: 1880
Currently administered by a Trust - the only Council connection with this cemetery is the ownership of the land. A Waikaka Trust administers burials and maintains the grounds. The cemetery itself is 1.2 hectares in total.
- Cemetery Area: 1.2 ha
- Location: 110 Turnbull Road, Waikaka
- Established: 1883
This cemetery has been closed for many years.
- Cemetery Area: 0.1366 ha
- Location: Kaiwera Road
- Established: 1880
Gore District Council Cemeteries Bylaw 2022
If you are doing some family research, you could contact the NZ Society of Genealogists Gore branch.