Simple cremation and Simple Burial
Simple Cremation: The cost for a simple cremation is $3,200. This covers transporting the person back to our premises from where they have died, organizing the paperwork for a cremation, a simple pine casket, transportation to the crematorium, and the cremation itself.
It also covers spending time with the person at our cottage and accompanying us to the crematorium if you wish to do so. It does not cover the doctor’s fee for doing their part of the paperwork which can range from $50 – $300, or for extras like a newspaper notice or flowers.
Simple Burial: The cost for a simple burial is $3,200. This covers transporting the person back to our premises from where they have died, a Plantation casket, gravemarker, a night in the cool room, and a death certificate. It does not cover the doctor’s fee for doing their part of the paperwork which can range from $50 – $300, or for extras like a newspaper notice or flowers. It does not include the plot or digging fee.
Professional Services Fee
The fee for our services is $3,200 with an early payment discount of $200.
The Professional Services Fee covers a variety of services provided for you and your family.
Our staff will spend time with you working out what your wishes are for caring for your family member, and how we can best support you.
Our staff are on call 24/7 to be available whenever families need us. We liaise on your behalf with doctors, rest home or hospice staff, celebrants or clergy, florists, caterers, and cremation or burial staff. You are welcome to spend time at our beautiful cottage in Mt Wellington, or at our lovely facility at Takanini.
$230 for transporting from the place of death e.g. home, hospital, rest home, hospice. There will be an additional fee for transfers outside of the Auckland region.
$60 per night – we will come in daily to check on ice packs and help with keeping the person safely at home.
$60 per night – this is our alternative to embalming – keeping their body cool to preserve it until the time of the funeral.
See our casket page for prices of the various caskets available.
Costs we will pay on your behalf and invoice you for after the funeral:
This is for the paperwork they do at the time of death and each medical practice sets their own fee – can range from $50 – $300.
$40 for the independent referee who gives us permission to cremate once they have reviewed all the cremation paperwork.
Set by the individual crematoriums – from $650.
Set by individual cemeteries for a burial – from $1150 .
Done rarely but if necessary costs around $600.
From $10 per head
From $2.50 per service sheet – there is a huge variation depending on how many pages we do and how many photos there are in it.
It also gets cheaper the more you do but we can advise you on this when we are working with you.
Generally $300 + GST for a casket spray but this can be negotiated.
Video recording of service
This is a free service at the crematorium. If you want a videographer to record the service, price is from $650.