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. The funeral can take place at a time convenient to the family and held in a venue such as a Church or our Funeral Home Chapel, The service is usually led by a celebrant or Minister, and includes use of our funeral home chapel and catering lounge. Professional services include booking of venue; funeral documentation; attendance at viewing; attendance and direction of the gathering; embalming of the deceased, transfers, hearse hire, newspaper notices, floral tributes, service sheets, a photo slide show, death certificate fee and facilities and catering for 60 people.

A Full Service Includes:

Professional Fees

Providing all administration facilities and staff, including 24 hour call staff, available to receive initial call. Receiving initial phone call for assistance, and arranging for deceased to be uplifted from place of death, including liaison with care staff, and medical practitioner. Initial discussion with representative to arrange time for inter view to take instructions. Attendance for interview at location of client family choice, and discussions with family offering choices and options available. Basic dignity attendance to deceased; Providing documentation & equipment to facilitate these discussions including completion of burial or cremation documentation and lodgement and processing of same; Either attendance at medical referee or completion and lodgement of Burial Warrant. Data entry of all records, including Registration of Death and lodgement of the same. Concluding administrative active ties including invoicing, paying other charges incurred on clients behalf, and forwarding any mail received.

The Professional fee also includes fees for the arranging, coordinating and facilitating the various areas listed as other charges, including drafting, checking and lodging newspaper notice/s and arranging and setting up venue for gathering. It also includes the attendance for and direction of the Funeral Service or Gathering.

Vehicle Use

Transfer: This includes transfer of deceased from venue within the Wellington or Kapiti Coast District. The vehicle use includes 2 staff in attendance for the transfer, along with the vehicle that is especially equipped with stretchers, pillows, sheets and covers used for the care and dignity of transferring the deceased. It also contains personal protective equipment required to be used at times by the staff.

Hearse Hire: This includes the hearse time booked for on the day. The transportation of the casket from the venue to the cemetery or crematorium is based on time of total hire rather than mileage or distance travelled, as the hearse can be tied up for 2 to 3 hours or more yet only travel a short distance.


Flat-lid-pine-mahogany-stainFor this costing exercise we have based it on a Flat Lid Mahogany Casket. There is no set casket for a funeral, as any casket from the range can be chosen, however this will be reflected in the final total.

This casket shown is a pine casket with either a rimu or mahogany stain and can be used for carrying and for viewing. It is lined with a ivory coloured satin side-set, mattress and a pillow.

Cremation Costs

Cremation costs at Kapiti Crematorium — include:

  • The actual cost of the cremation;
  • A Kapiti Crematorium Biodegradable Urn;
  • Medical Referee fees.

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 $9,950,00 (incl GST)

— Burial in Kapiti $12,116,00 (incl GST)



Funeral Costs Brochure

The page is based on information contained in this brochure produced by KCFH. You are welcome to download it.