| Latest Hamilton News | Thursday April 19 2012 11:36
Hamilton's reviewing its laws on natural burials.
The council's looking at setting aside an area of Hamilton Park Cemetery for people who want their bodies to be disposed of more naturally.
That includes shallower interment, no embalming or permanent memorial, and the use of biodegradable materials for caskets.
The council says natural burials are becoming increasingly popular world wide and it wants to get public opinion on updating bylaws accordingly.
There are already natural burial cemeteries in Wellington, New Plymouth, west Auckland and Motueka.