Cemetery Fees and Charges
Fees effective from 1 July 2022
|Single ashes wall||$340|
|Double ashes wall||$495|
|Deposit to reserve a plot||$100|
|Child burial (14 years and younger)||$600|
|Ashes (in ground)||$145|
|Ashes (in wall, including plaque installation)||$170|
|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|
|Adult or child||At cost|
|Ashes (wall or in-ground)||$145|
Matamata Cemetery only
|Single RSA ashes wall (Wall 2)|
|Single RSA ashes wall (Wall 3)||$345|
|Two adjacent single plots for a double interment RSA ashes wall||$510|
|Matamata Memorial Garden||$140|
Piako Cemetery Stillborn Memorial
|Plaque installation only - no interment||$80|
|Plaque installation and interment||$170|
Te Aroha Cemetery
|Stillborn (plaque installation only, no interment)||$80|
Additional fees (if applicable)
|Vase Installation (Ashes Walls)||$50|
|Breaking concrete & reinstatement (per m3 concrete and hourly rate)||At cost|
|Weekend fees (burial only)||$340|
|Weekend fees (ashes only)||$145|
|Public holiday fee (burial only)||$450|
|Public holiday fee (ashes only)||$260|
|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||$50|
|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.