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.

Burial plot fees
Burial plots 2016-17 Fee (incl GST)
Single plot, 2.4m x 1.2m
$ 1,700.00
Single plot, 2.0m x 0.9m, set apart for interment of children
$ 927.00
Single plot 2.0m x 0.9m, set apart for interment of children up to 5 years 
$300
Natural Burial Plot
$1,700.00
Out of district - additional fee on any plot
$ 1,184.00
Burial Interment Fees
Burial 2016-17 Fee (incl GST)
Burial plot aged 12 years upwards
$741.00
Burial plot child 1-12 years
$473.00
Burial plot up to 1 year including stillborn
$206.00
Burial Disinterment $2,060.00
Reinterment
$875.00
Saturday additional fee on any plot $180.00
Public holiday additional fee on any plot $463.00
Ash plot fees
Ash plots 2016-17 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
$463.00
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
$515.00
Bellbird ashes lawn family plot (up to eight)
$927.00
Out of district - additional fee on any ashes plot
$412.00
Memorial kerb plaque only - small $195.00
Memorial kerb plaque only - large $515.00
Ash interment fees
Charge 2016-17 Fee (incl GST)
Ash interment
$160.00
Ash disinterment
$160.00
Saturday additional fee on any plot
$155.00
Public holiday - additional fee on any plot
$206.00
Other service charges
Service 2016-17 Fee (incl GST)
Late funeral hourly rate extending after 4pm
 $205.00
Transfer of interest
For transfer of interest in any purchase of exclusive right of burial in any plot.
$  103.00
Records
Genealogical Research - the first hour is free, thereafter a single charge is due.
$  52.00
(per hour)
Approval of installation of plaque. Plaques are to meet the Council's specifications and bylaws. $  62.00
Cremation fees
Crematorium 2016-17 Fee (incl GST)
Adult cremation
$525.00
Adult cremation after hours, or Saturday
$630.00
Adult cremation Sunday or public holiday with agreement from operator  $788.00
Child cremation (1 - 12 years) $420.00
Oversize Caskets $683.00
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*
$50.00
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.

 

Pet Cremation fees
Crematorium 2016 Fee (incl GST) from 1 Aug 2016
Cat/Rabbit/Guinea pig
$50.00
$52.50
Small dog
$60.00
$63.00
Medium dog $100.00 $105.00
Large dog $150.00 $157.50
Extra large dog $200.00 $210.00

Downloads

Application to Install Headstone or Plaque Cemetery (81KB PDF)

Cemetery fees pamphlet (763KB PDF)