Funeral Services

Our professional services are flexible depending on what aspects of funeral care you require. We support as much family involvement as you wish, although we offer full funeral care.

All options can be customised to include a casket of your choice, viewing, washing and dressing, a celebrant, catering, slideshow, service cards, flowers, candles, memorial books, recording the service and live streaming.

We arrange and manage all aspects of funerals. This includes:

~ Personal attendance for funeral arrangements and on funeral day
~ Securing medical and death certificates and other required documentation
~ Arranging transfer from mortuary, home, hospice or hospital
~ Natural body care, or full mortuary services if required
~ Viewings
~ Caskets, including biodegradable cardboard, woven baskets, plywood, solid timber, woollen and traditional caskets
~ Cremation or burial arrangements
~ Hearse
~ Organising a celebrant for either religious or non-religious ceremonies
~ Design and production of service cards
~ Flowers as required
~ Newspaper notices
~ Catering
~ Slideshow presentations
~ Video recording and/or live streaming of funeral service
~ Financial assistance applications (ACC/ Work & Income)
~ Prearranged funeral planning in the home, hospital or hospice
~ Prepaid funeral planning with Perpetual Guardian

 

Contact us to learn more or to make an appointment

 

1. Classic Funeral Service

A Classic Funeral Service is open to the public and can be held in any venue depending on how many people you are expecting, (often hard to judge). The body is present in a casket of your choice and there is usually an opportunity to view.

We can help you choose a celebrant or clergy or alternatively you can have an Open Mic Service. It is usual to offer refreshments after the Service, to have a slideshow, the Service can also be recorded and live streamed, and a card provided to allow guests to follow the order in the Service. This can precede cremation or burial.

View Cost (incl. GST)
Cost in NZ $
Professional Services 3910
Transfer 368
Death Certificate 43
Doctors Certificates 345
Body Care 552
Hearse 368
Casket (variable depending on casket choice) 1,311
Cremation Fee 667
Total (GST incl) 7,564.00
Optional Extras Cost in NZ $
Lounge/ Chapel Hire 544.50
Newspaper Notices (variable cost) 220
Flowers 400
Catering From $10 per person
Service Sheets $4 - $6 each
Memorial Book $40 - $80
Weekend Fee 300
Grave Cross $80 - $115
Audio/DVD/Tape $120 - $250
Ash Internment/ Urn 345
Organist 230
Celebrant/ Clergy 517.50

2. A Private Goodbye

A private or family farewell is saying goodbye in a small group with the possibility of accompanying us to the crematorium and stopping in the garden for a few moments.

You can customise this option with morning or afternoon tea, gathering informally in our Lounge and can include any of the other services available.

View Cost (incl. GST)
Cost in NZ $
Professional Services 2760
Transfer 368
Death Certificate 43
Doctors Certificates 345
Body Care 552
Hearse 368
Simple Cremation Casket 621
Cremation Fee 667
Total (GST incl) 5,724
lady holding microphone

3. Open Mic Funeral

We can provide an Open Mic funeral at any venue you choose, including our Arohanui Room. Having an Open Mic funeral allows you as family and friends to come together as a group who wish to express a personal farewell to those you know and love. Hosting an Open Mic funeral service allows you to have the freedom to be your own MC in a relaxed environment.

You can customise any option with or without the casket present, before or after cremation and can include a celebrant, slideshow, service cards, flowers, candles, memorial book, recording the service or live streaming and catering – all arranged to your personal requirements.

Our cost to hire the Arohanui Room is $460 incl GST.

Please contact us for a personalised estimate with your choices.

 

4. Direct Cremation

Below are our costs for direct cremation. This means not seeing the person after death and not washing or dressing, a simple cremation coffin and a return of ashes to you. We will need to meet you to sign paperwork and take family details of the person who has died.

View Cost (incl. GST)
Cost in NZ $
Professional Services 1610
Transfer 368
Death Certificate 43
Doctors Certificates 345
Hearse 253
Simple Cremation Casket 621
Cremation Fee 667
Total (GST incl) 3,907
photos set up with lamps for a funeral

5. Memorial Service

A memorial service doesn’t have the body present. You can organise a Memorial Service yourself or engage our help. This means not seeing the person after death and not washing or dressing, a simple cremation coffin and a return of ashes to you to be present at a memorial service.

You can customise this option to include your choice of casket, a celebrant, service cards, flowers, morning or afternoon tea, wine and cheese, slideshow, recording of the service or live streaming.

Please contact us for a personalised estimate with your choices.

6. Burial

Burial costs vary in Auckland depending on the cemetery you choose. We require you to purchase a plot of your choice before burial day. In the city, plots range from $3,850 to $8,280 and less in smaller rural cemeteries. There is a grave digging fee that varies between $1,150 to $1,518. You may choose a full funeral service before burial or a graveside service at the place of burial.

Please contact us for a personalised estimate with your choices.

You can rely on us to guide you through the many choices and decisions to be made.