We define a Funeral as the process from death to final disposition in which we as Funeral Directors are involved. For the simplicity of this page we have selected 4 distinctive types of funeral and used the names we associate with each distinct group. It is important that the reader remembers that many funerals fall outside these four groupings, and the final price will reflect the final choices made. This page is simply to give you a starting point on which to base your financial decisions on.

This page is reviewed annually and the prices contained within are only valid for the 12 months
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

1. Direct Disposition    

This is a burial or cremation where no family attends a gathering of any sort.

A Direct Disposition Includes:
Professional Fees – Providing all administration facilities and staff.
Vehicle Use
Casket — Direct Cremation Casket
Cremation Costs

There are no other charges included in the Direct Disposition Funeral. Any other charges added will not just be directly added to the costs but will also affect the Professional Fee.

Indicative Cost for Direct Disposition

Cremation $3,750.00 (incl GST)

 Burial in Kapiti $6,208.00 (incl GST)

2. Private Committal   

This is a burial or cremation where a small group is invited by the family.

A Private Committal Includes:

Professional Fees – Providing all administration facilities and staff.
Vehicle Use – Transfer and Hearse Hire
Casket – A Plain Pine-board Casket.
Cremation Costs – at Kapiti Crematorium
Other Charges -The other charges included in this private Committal costing include:
  1. One Newspaper notice 20 lines maximum in the Dominion Post
  2. Use of Crematorium Chapel or set up of a private venue.

Any other charges added will not just be directly added to the costs but will also affect the Professional Service Fee.

Indicative Cost for Private Committal

Cremation $5,995.00 (incl GST)

Burial in Kapiti $8,445.00 (incl GST)

3. FULL SERVICE Private or Public —Based on 60 People 

This is a burial or cremation where the service is advertised and the public gather to mark the passing of the person who has died.

A Full Service Includes:

Professional Fees – Providing all administration facilities and staff.
Vehicle Use – Transfer and Hearse Hire
Casket – For this costing exercise we have based it on a Flat Lid Mahogany Casket.
Cremation Costs
Other Charges

The other charges included in this “Full Service” costing include:

  • One Newspaper notices, 20 lines maximum, placed in the Dominion Post
  • Hire of either Church or Chapel and Lounge facilities
  • Celebrant/Minister gratuity
  • Embalming and presentation of deceased
  • Floral Tributes
  • Service Sheets printed in full colour
  • Preparation of photo slide show
  • Catering (food supplied and served)
  • Memorial Register
  • New Zealand Death Certificate

Indicative Cost for Full Service (60 people)

Cremation $9,750,00 (incl GST)

Burial in Kapiti $11,980,00 (incl GST)

4. FULL SERVICE — Based on 200 People

This is a burial or cremation where the service is advertised and the public gather to mark the passing of the person who has died.

A Full Service Includes:

Professional Fees – Providing all administration facilities and staff.
Vehicle Use – Transfer and Hearse Hire
Casket – For this costing exercise, we have based it on a Timber Raised Lid Casket
Cremation Costs – at Kapiti Crematorium
Other Charges 
  • 2 x Newspaper Notices e.g Dominion Post x2, or once plus one other National paper
  • Hire of either Church or Chapel and lounge facilities
  • Embalming and presentation of deceased
  • Celebrant/Minister Fee/Gratuity
  • Organist Gratuity
  • Floral Tributes for Casket
  • Service Sheets printed in full colour
  • Preparation of photo slide Show
  • Catering (food supplied and served)
  • Memorial Register
  • New Zealand Death Certificate

Indicative Cost for Full Service (200 people)

Cremation $12,895.00 (incl GST)

Burial in Kapiti $14,950.00 (incl GST)

 

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Helpful Financial Information

Funeral Prepayments

You may wish to consider pre-paying your funeral. As with pre-organising the funeral, this arrangement can help relieve loved ones of emotional and financial concerns.

The Kapiti Coast Funeral Home has brochures available on pre-payment schemes.

Financial Assistance

Accident Compensation Corporation:

There is a grant available from ACC for a death by accident. Claims are assessed by ACC, and forms are available through the Funeral Home or local ACC office. Presently the maximum ACC funeral grant is currently $6,021.11

Income Support Service:

The WINZ funeral grant may be available to the partner, child, parent or guardian or funeral director of someone who has died, to help towards the cost of the funeral. The grant is currently $1,971.37 and is income and asset tested.

The basic principle applied by WINZ is that you should be using the deceased persons finances to pay for a funeral service. The WINZ funeral grant is only seen as a “top up” towards a funeral account.