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Cemeteries Fees & Charges

Cemeteries and Crematoria Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2016.

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

Cemeteries and Crematoria Fee (incl GST)
Note: R.S.A. Personnel: No charges are made for plots or niches for R.S.A. personnel in the R.S.A. section of the Takapau, Waipukurau or Waipawa Cemeteries but interment fees as below apply.
Note: 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.
Note: 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.
Note: There are no additional charges for extra depth burial plots.
Note: With burials, including ashes and still born, where the grave has a concrete top additional charges are payable for concrete cutting and reinstatement.
Burial Plot Fees 
Burial Plots - adult $655.00 
Burial Plots – children 12 & under (caskets up to 1200mm x 600mm) No charge 
Burial Plots (stillborn – around the base of the memorial at Waipukurau Cemetery) (caskets up to 400mm x 340mm) No charge 
Ashes or Crematorium Berm $210.00 
Crematorium Garden Plot $260.00 
Crematorium Family Garden Area (8 plots) $2,056.00 
Crematorium Family Garden Area (10 plots) $2,570.00 
Miscellaneous Charges 
Prepare ashes plot $100.00 
Permits for headstones $44.00 
Permits for plaques $23.00 
Permits for renovations No charge 
Disinterment and Re-interment 
Every disinterment and/or re-interment shall be at a fee set by the Council based on actual cost plus 20%. 
Interment Fees 
Standard – including public holidays and weekends $715.00 
Children 12 & under and Stillborn – including public holidays and weekends No Charge 
Ashes $185.00 

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