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Cemetery Fees and Charges

Cemeteries and Crematoria Fees and Charges.

Cemeteries and Crematoria

Cemeteries and Crematoria Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Cemeteries and Crematoria Fee (incl GST)
Note: Fees include 'burial plot fees' plus 'intermitent fees' and potentially 'other cemetery fees' The sale of reserve plots is restricted to one and then only in conjunction with the burial of a member of the same family. (With each application a standard form is filled out so that an accurate record of the reserve plot is kept. A copy of this form is also forwarded to the local Funeral Director) Those persons who have reserved plots on behalf of another person or for family members cannot reserve a further plot until the original reserved plots are used. Pursuant to section 10 (4) of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 the exclusive right of burial will lapse after sixty (60) years. All plots not used after 60 years will be offered for re-sale following deliberate effort to trace the purchaser or descendants thereof. The cost of general grounds maintenance in the cemetery including mowing plots in the lawn cemetery areas is carried out by Council and paid for in the Burial Plot Fee. However, maintenance of headstones, fences, concrete-work, etc on any plot is the responsibility of the deceased's descendants and relatives.
Burial Plot Fees
Children under 13No Charge 
Baby -Waipukurau Cemetery Memorial onlyNo Charge 
RSA Burial PlotNo Charge 
Ashes Plot Fees
Lawn Ashes$360.00 
Ashes Garden Plot$440.00 
Ashes Family Garden Area (8 plots - where available)$3,200.00 
Ashes Family Garden Area (10 plots- where available)$4,000.00 
RSA Ashes PlotsNo Charge 
Interment Fees
Children under 13 and BabiesNo Charge 
Ashes Interment$195.00 
After hours Burial Interment fees - This fee will apply to burial interments that begin after 1.00pm Saturday and 4.00pm on weekdays. There are no burial interments on Sundays or Public Holidays. This fee is additional to the interment fee. $800.00 
After hours Ashes Interment Fees - This fee will apply to burial interments that begin after 1.00pm Saturday or anytime Sunday or public holidays and 4.00pm on weekdays. This fee is additional to the interment fee. $525.00 
Other Cemetery Fees
Memorial Plaque on Wall - Takapau Cemetery$110.00 
Monumental Permit Fee - A monumental permit is required for all new headstones and plaques, including ash garden plaques within the cemetery. It also applies to major monumental works. $55.00 
The transfer of burial rights$55.00 
Double depth (more than one burial where ground permits). This fee is additional to the interment fee$275.00 
Breaking concreteActual Costs 
DisintermentActual Costs 
District-wide reservations (maximum of one adjoining plot at the time of interment)200% of the current plot fee 
Manual records search fee - per entry (per hour) plus actual costs$160.00 


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