Cemetery Fees & Charges

Burials

 Service  Day  Fee

Adult interments including natural burials and RSA area

Weekday

$784.00

 

Saturday morning

$912.00

Children (under 15 years)

 

$0

Stillborn

 

$0

Disinterment

 

$1,046.00

After hours and additional burial charges apply to:

Service

Day

Fee

Burials at rural cemeteries - will incur travel costs  

 Current cost - Subject to change  $1.00 per km

Extra depth graves over 1.8m, as may be required for a double depth plot, incur an additional cost

 

$123.00

Funerals extending after 5.00pm weekdays or 1.00pm Saturday

NB Usually requires 3 staff.

 

$44.00 per hour per staff member

Burial services held after 1.00pm Saturday

 

$444.00

Cremations

 Service  Day  Fee

Adult – includes plastic urn

Weekday

$682.00

 

Saturday morning

$800.00

Children (under 15 years)

 

$0

Stillborn

 

$0

Cremation of indigent person

 

$124.00

Burial of ashes

 

$261.00

Medical Referee’s Form

Current actual cost -

Subject to change

At cost

After hours and additional burial charges apply to:

 Service  Fee

Funerals extending after 5.00pm weekdays or 1.00pm Saturday

$44.00 per hour per staff member

Cremations held after 1.00pm Saturday

$127.00

Plot Purchase

 Service  Fee Perpetual Maintenance

Burial plot - adult

$1,051.00

$261.00

Burial plot - stillborn with monument/children

$525.00

$128.00

Rose spaces, niches and cremation plots

$525.00

$128.00

Servicemen burial plot fee

$0

 

Servicemen cremation plot fee

$0

 

Other additional costs

 Service  Fee

Permit fee for erecting monuments or headstones (includes RSA permits)

$72.00

Permit for Rose Gardens (headstones)

$72.00

Book of Remembrance entry

$115.00

Niche Wall/Memorial Wall

$308.00

Genealogical research per hour (after the first hour)

$72.00

Use of Chapel for services

$72.00

Notes

  • These prices do not include funeral directors’ costs.
  • As rates fund 25% cost of the cemetery, Council imposes a 25% surcharge on plot purchases for people who have not been resident in Whanganui at the time of death.