We need to talk about some changes we’re proposing to our rules about how our cemeteries are used.
About our proposed bylaw | Ngā kaupapa o ngā ture
We’re proposing some changes to reserving the exclusive right of burial in a certain plot. We’re also proposing some other changes because it’s become more common for families to run funerals without using funeral directors and this sometimes comes at a cost to us. Our proposed bylaw is also clearer about our ability to remove tributes that are making it difficult for us to keep the area maintained.
Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga
The following contains a summary of our changes, our draft bylaw, and the background information about why we think a bylaw is needed and how this bylaw will address the problems we face.
Our Proposal – Cemeteries Bylaw 2019 (PDF, 1MB)
If you prefer to view the information separately:
Summary of our proposed Cemeteries Bylaw (PDF, 430KB)
Our draft Cemeteries Bylaw 2019 (PDF, 327KB)
Proposed cemetery fee changes from 1 July 2019 (PDF, 129KB)
Background on our Cemeteries Bylaw review (PDF, 276KB)
How to tell us what you think | He aha ōu whakaaro, korero mai …
Talk to us – Drop in to one of our sessions in Whiritoa, Waihi, Paeroa or Ngatea. Contact us to book in to speak to the Council at a hearing in Paeroa on 22 May 2019, or tick the box on the feedback form to show us you’re keen to attend. We’ll contact you closer to the date of the hearing to arrange a time for you to speak. You can also talk to your elected members, or give us a call and speak with a member of the strategic planning team – we can draft your feedback into a written statement and we’ll provide you with a copy.