Cemetery and crematorium charges
The Council charges cover the purchase of the burial plot, digging and filling in of the grave, inspection of the headstone or plaque to ensure it complies with maintenance requirements, and a percentage of the ongoing cost of cemetery upkeep. Most people pay for this through the funeral director, rather than direct to council. The full cost of running the cemeteries is subsidised from the rates as part of the community's responsibility to provide this service.
Fees are from 1 July 2017.
|Burial plots||2017-18 Fee (incl GST)|
|Single plot, 2.4m x 1.2m||
|Single plot, 2.0m x 0.9m, set apart for interment of children||
|Single plot 2.0m x 0.9m, set apart for interment of children up to 5 years||
|Natural Burial Plot
|Out of district - additional fee on any plot||
|Burial||2017-18 Fee (incl GST)|
|Burial plot aged 12 years upwards||
|Burial plot child 1-12 years||
|Burial plot up to 1 year including stillborn||
|Saturday additional fee on any plot||$182.00|
|Public holiday additional fee on any plot||$469.00|
|Ash plots||2017-18 Fee (incl GST)|
|Burial of cremated remains in ash plot without beam, 1.2m x 0.6m (up to four); Memorial Walk, Marsden Valley Cemetery, Wakapuaka Cemetery Lawn||
|For burial of cremated remains, in ash plot with beam, 1.2m x 0.6m (up to two) ashes, kerbs and walls Marsden Valley, Seaview, Hira and Wakapuaka cemeteries||
|Bellbird ashes lawn family plot (up to eight)||
|Out of district - additional fee on any ashes plot||
|Memorial kerb plaque only - small||$195.00|
|Memorial kerb plaque only - large||$515.00|
|Charge||2017-18 Fee (incl GST)|
|Saturday additional fee on any plot||
|Public holiday - additional fee on any plot||
|Service||2017-18 Fee (incl GST)|
|Late funeral hourly rate extending after 4pm||
|Transfer of interest
For transfer of interest in any purchase of exclusive right of burial in any plot.
Genealogical Research - the first hour is free, thereafter a single charge is due.
|Approval of installation of plaque. Plaques are to meet the Council's specifications and bylaws.||$ 62.00|
|Crematorium||2017-18 Fee (incl GST)|
|Adult cremation after hours, or Saturday||
|Adult cremation Sunday or public holiday with agreement from operator||$788.00|
|Child cremation (1 - 12 years)||$420.00|
|Child cremation after hours or Saturday||$473.00|
|Child cremation Sunday or public holiday with agreement from operator||$525.00|
|Stillborn/ New born (under 1 year)||No charge|
|Chapel hire - Committal*||
|Chapel hire - Full service**||$ 250.00|
* A committal service is a brief ceremony to farewell the deceased. It usually has a duration of around 15 minutes.
** A full service has a duration between 30 minutes and two hours.
|Crematorium||from 1 Aug 2016|
|Extra large dog||$210.00|