The Rotorua District Council now has their online search for several cemeteries up and running. Rotorua Cemetery and Crematorium, as well as the Mamaku, Reporoa and Ngakuru cemeteries. Council also operates Ngongotaha’s Kauae Cemetery, which is governed by a separate board of trustees. Go to Rotorua Cemetery Search page
You must download and install the Silverlight 3 plug-in to use the database. You can do that at this link.
It is possible to search by name on this website for an individual cemetery or crematorium record. Typically a successful search will reveal information such as the full name of the deceased, age, location of burial, other associated information held and in many cases a map and photograph of a headstone.
Rotorua District Council's project to make burial records available online is not yet fully complete and there remains a number of records still to be added and some headstones yet to be photographed. These are expected to be completed progressively over coming months.