Funeral costs

Waikanae Funeral Home understands that this can be a difficult time for families and the financial burden that can be placed on families.

It should be noted that no two funerals are the same and the costs associated reflect on the choices made.

While we have given below some idea of the types of funerals that families require, It is best to arrange a visit to our offices and discuss your requirements more fully to arrive at a more accurate cost.

Covid19 has brought a number of health and safety restrictions imposed by the New Zealand Government and the Ministry of Health. This has impacted on the number of attendees at services, what we can provide, and the duration of services. To assist families in the best possible way please advise our Funeral Directors of your wishes so they can best advise.

No service funeral

This arrangement is not attended by any family member and is completed at the earliest convenient time by Funeral Home personnel.

Transfer the deceased from the place of death on the Kapiti Coast (24 hours), obtain all relevant documentation, supply no service casket, Register the death with the office of Birth Deaths and marriage, supply a New Zealand Certificate of Death for the estate.

Cremation – from $4793.00 Inc GST (conditions apply)

Burial – $6950.00 Inc GST (Includes a white cross grave marker)

(Natural burials incur additional cost)

Private funeral

A private funeral is often held for a limited number of family members only with a newspaper notice after the event. It is not limited to either burial or cremation and can be as simple as the family viewing the deceased or spending some time with a closed casket to say their goodbyes in our funeral home viewing lounge or have all the trimmings that a large public funeral may require.

Costs will vary as to the requirements required but will start from $4100.00 + Casket chosen and other additional requirements requested.

Public funeral

A public funeral may be held in our spacious architecturally award-winning designed Cedarwood facilities, or in any church, family home, or other location of the family’s choice. (Waikanae Funeral Home is not restricted where we conduct funerals. IE another town) The expected number of attendees will dictate the location of choice and whether this should be a Religious, Semi Religious or Non-Religious service.

Cost range from $9500.00 – $12000.00 with the average around

Cremation –  $9,500.00 Inc GST

Burial –  $12,300.00 Inc GST

Memorial plaques and headstones costs are in addition to all of the above.

Costs valid 1  May 2020 –  1 June 2021