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Cemetery Fees and Charges

Fees effective from 1 July 2023

Plot Type


Adult Section $1695
Child Section $845
Single ashes $455
Single ashes wall $355
Double ashes wall $530
Deposit to reserve a plot $100

Interment fees

Adult burial $1255
Child burial (14 years and younger) $625
Ashes (in ground) $150
Ashes (in wall, including plaque installation) $175
Late interment fee (arrival at Cemetery more than 1 hour after specified burial time, this will be charged in addition to the relevant interment charge) $100

Disinterment fees

Adult or child  At cost
Ashes (wall or in-ground) $150

Matamata Cemetery only

Single RSA ashes wall (Wall  2)
Single RSA ashes wall (Wall 3) $360
Two adjacent single plots for a double interment RSA ashes wall  $530
Matamata Memorial Garden $145

Piako Cemetery Stillborn Memorial

Plaque installation only - no interment $85
Interment only $150
Plaque installation and interment $175

Te Aroha Cemetery

Stillborn (plaque installation only, no interment) $85

Additional fees (if applicable)

Vase Installation (Ashes Walls) $50
Plaque/Memorial Installation (Ashes Walls) $85
Breaking concrete & reinstatement (per m3 concrete and hourly rate) At cost
Weekend fees (burial only) $355
Weekend fees (ashes only) $150
Public holiday fee (burial only) $470
Public holiday fee (ashes only) $270
Request to change reserved plot $55
Request to change warrant $110
Request to sell reserved plot back to Council $55
Admin fee for unpaid reserved plot $55
Monument Installation application fee $70
Monument Installation application fee - RSA No charge

Purchasing or reserving a plot can be done at any of Council’s area offices. This can be done either as a pre-purchase or through a funeral director at the time of interment. Applications must be made on a Council approved form. You may purchase a maximum of two plots at one time.


All applications for interment must be done on the correct Council form. This can be done either through a funeral director for a full burial or private persons for an ashes burial. Applications must be made within a minimum of nine working hours before the burial is to take place. If the burial is to occur on a weekend, Council needs to be informed before 2pm the Thursday prior.

Council’s contractors prepare the plot for either occupied or unoccupied plots. However, upon application, the family may backfill the plot if they desire.

All ashes placed into the ashes wall must be interred in an ashes box. The plaque sealing the ashes inside the wall needs to be pre-ordered and ready to be installed at the time of interment.

Council reserves the right to request a Proof of Authority when interring into a pre-purchased or already occupied plot.

Maximum interments per plot:

Single adult burial plot - one casket, four sets of ashes.

Single children's burial plot - one child sized casket, two sets of ashes.

Single ashes plot (in ground) - two sets of ashes.