Cemetery facilities provide a place for the family and friends to remember the deceased; Matamata-Piako cemeteries offer a range of services and facilities for burials and memorials.
Matamata-Piako District Council operates and maintains six cemeteries throughout the district, these are:
Matamata Cemetery - Peria Road, Matamata
Piako Lawn Cemetery - Seales Road, Morrinsville
Te Aroha Cemetery - Stanley Road South, Te Aroha
Maukoro Cemetery - Old Hill Road, RD 3, Morrinsville (limited number of plots available)
Old Morrinsville Cemetery - Thames Street, Morrinsville (this cemetery is closed except for already purchased plots. Access from road only as gate is locked unless arranged prior)
Waharoa Cemetery - Dunlop Road, Waharoa (this cemetery is closed)
The following brochures provide helpful infomation about our cemeteries:
Burial Records & Genealogical Information
Council holds burial records for all public cemeteries in the district. Burial records for each town are held in the Council Office in that town (e.g. Morrinsville burial records are held at the Morrinsville Council Office). Customer Services can help you find information about people interred at Matamata-Piako cemeteries, either call into your closest area office or phone us on 07 884 0060 (Te Aroha and Morrinsville) or 07 881 9050 (Matamata).
We are working on developing a cemetery database that can be accessed online.