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
Helpful Financial Information
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.
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
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.