Funeral Costs

Funeral Costs2019-01-15T11:28:29+00:00

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 from Dec 2018

 

Direct Disposition    

This is a burial or cremation with no gathering of any sort.

A Direct Disposition Includes:
Professional Fees – Administration, facilities, and staff.
Vehicle Use – Transfer of the Deceased
Casket — Direct Cremation Casket
Cremation Costs
There are no other charges included

Indicative Cost for Direct Disposition

Cremation $3,750.00 (incl GST)

Burial in Kapiti $6,208.00 (incl GST)

Private Committal   

This is a burial or cremation for a small group

A Private Committal Includes:
Professional Fees – Administration facilities and staff
Vehicle Use – Transfer and Hearse Hire
Casket – A Plain Pine Casket.
Cremation Costs – at Kapiti Crematorium
Other Chargesread here

Indicative Cost for Private Committal

Cremation $5,995.00 (incl GST)

Burial in Kapiti $8,445.00 (incl GST)

Full Service – 60 People 

This is a burial or cremation with an advertised service

A Full Service Includes:
Professional Fees – Administration facilities and staff.
Vehicle Use – Transfer and Hearse Hire
Casket – A Rimu Stain Wooden Flat Lid Casket.
Cremation Costs – at Kapiti Crematoruium 
Other charges – read here

Indicative Cost for Full Service (60 people)

Cremation $9,750,00 (incl GST)

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

Full Service — 200 People

This is a burial or cremation where the service is advertised

A Full Service Includes:
Professional Fees
– Administration facilities and staff
Vehicle Use -Transfer and Hearse Hire
Casket – A Rimu Stain Timber Raised Lid Casket
Cremation Costs – at Kapiti Crematorium
Other Chargesread here

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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Funeral Costs Information Booklet

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Product Catalogue

Please download our catalogue on Caskets, Urns, Flowers & Burials
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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.