The Perfect Gift

With over 100 years of trading in Hawke’s Bay, Headstone World has one of the most experienced teams in New Zealand, offering caring service and the latest technology in headstone design.


Our Story

We Love What We Do. It's Our Passion

We are a family run traditional Monumental Masons. With over 40 years experience, we pride ourselves on providing a professional, friendly, personal service. 

Our Services


Headstone Restoration

As old monuments can decay as a result of extreme weather conditions, our team is here to offer range of monumental renovation services.


Custom Artwork

We offer custom memorial inscriptions, on-site additions, granite photo etchings, niche wall plaques, and various other tributes and details. Trust us to honor your loved one’s memory perfectly.


Custom Products

Headstone World’s key point of difference is we work with the families to custom design a memorial to remember them through the ages.

Over 40 Years Experience

Headstone World is considered the leading company in New Zealand
and includes restoration and preservation of community memorials such as foundation stones and commemorative monuments.  We also advise councils on historic cemeteries such as Napier Hill, Bolton St and Karori

Why Work With Us

Delivering the latest in headstone technology


Years of experience and knowledge to assist you


Only the best quality materials are used, proven to last


Locally owned and operated means personal service


Largest range in stock


With over 145 years trading in Hawkes bay, Headstoneworld has one of the most experienced teams in New Zealand, offering caring service, latest technology and the widest range of Headstone Design options.


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What Clients Are Saying


Most frequent questions and answers

Most families will only ever buy a headstone once or twice in a lifetime. We understand how difficult this process can be and are here to help you through it. We will talk you through the whole process whether your loved one has been buried or cremated, explaining the options and choices available to you and the processes involved including timeframes. We will also deal with the cemeteries on your behalf, so once you decide on how you want to memorialise your loved one we take care of everything. We understand that when choosing a memorial, a family is grieving and our aim is to be part of that so that the finished headstone is a true reflection of a life lived. 

Most families will wait until after the funeral to start thinking about a headstone. However there are some who will contact us beforehand as often this is the only time that all the family is together, so it is felt this is a good time for everyone to be involved.

In council operated cemeteries a headstone can normally be installed immediately as the council provide a concrete beam at the head of the grave. In Private cemeteries we recommend six month for the ground to settle.

Cremation memorials can normally be installed immediately, we can give precise guidance once we have the exact location of the grave.

Council operated cemeteries have rules and regulations about what types of headstones they allow. They will specify natural material granite, stone, or marble and they have size regulations. Contact us with the cemetery name and location details and we will advise you.

Most private and urupa cemeteries are not regulated and a larger variety of materials and sizes are allowed.

Yes, we can quote for any headstone in any natural granite, stone or marble from either a photograph or drawing.

We welcome your ideas and through the information you share with us, we will draw the design to scale so you can see how it will look. We can then finalise the design specifications and have the headstone manufactured. We specialise in one-off designs that reflect an individual.

Most council operated cemeteries require a permit to install a headstone on the plot, this requires authority from the plot owner or estate executive. In most cases, this is the person who arranged the burial with the council authority. If you are in doubt as to who owns the plot we can check this for you.

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