Every year Hastings District Council approves new fees & charges. The new fees & charges usually come into affect on the 1st July every year. During May/June each year the proposed new fees & charges are shown on the website alongside the current ones.
Cemeteries Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).
|Cemeteries||Fee (incl GST)|
|Note: Fee includes medical referee and transport urn.||Adults||$810.00||Child (3 to 11 years)||$0.00||Infant (1 month up to 3 years old)||$0.00||Pre-term, Stillborn and infant (up to 1 month old)||$0.00|
|Note: The chapel can accommodate 130 people comfortably. Facilities for music and visual playback are available. These fees are in addition to burial or cremation fees.||Full service (1 hour)||$250.00||Committal (30 minutes)||$125.00||Extension of service time per 30 minutes, or part thereof||$150.00|
|Note: These fees are in addition to the above fees.||Cremation taking place 4pm to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12 noon Saturday||$140.00||Cremation taking place from Saturday 12 noon to 5pm Saturday||$265.00||Cremation taking place on Sundays or public holidays 10am to 2pm||$465.00|
|Sundry||Book of remembrance: two line entry (If available)||$70.00||Council assisted fee (For help preparing application and statutory paperwork correctly and transitioning the deceased to the chapel)||$200.00||Cremation Certificate||$35.00||Disinterment of ashes - no refund for niche or plot in lieu of disinterment. Ownership reverts back to the Hastings District Council||$195.00||Genealogical research - first two names are free of charge||$55.00||Interment or placement of ashes||$170.00||Removal of liner from presentation coffin pre cremation||$25.00||Registered scattering of ashes||$55.00|
|Cremation memorials||Memorial wall - niche spaces. Niches can only accept a portion of the ashes. Does not include placement of ashes or plaque (If available)||$195.00||Granite columbarium - Available at Havelock North and Hastings Cemeteries. Each space can accept two full sets of ashes. Cost includes memorial plaque, but not inscription or placement costs||$1,100.00||Above ground ashes vault - Available at Havelock North and Hastings Cemeteries. Each space can accept two full sets of ashes. Cost includes memorial plaque, but not inscription or placement costs||$1,615.00||Cremation Headstone plots - Available at Havelock North and Hastings cemeteries. Each plot can accept four full sets of ashes. Cost does not include headstone, inscription or interment costs||$1,075.00||Cremation Shrub Garden plots - Available at Havelock North, Hastings and Mangaroa Cemeteries. Each plot can accept two full sets of ashes. Cost does not include memorial plaque, inscription or interment costs||$905.00||Cremation burial plaques plot - Available at Havelock North Cemetery. Each space can accept two full sets of ashes. Cost includes memorial plaque, but not inscription or placement costs||$1,100.00||Cremation Rose Garden plots - Available at Hastings cemetery. Each plot can accept 6 sets of ashes. Cost does not include memorial plaque, inscription or interment costs. (If available)||$1,035.00||Granite memorial birdbath plaque - Available at Havelock North and Hastings cemeteries. Cost includes plaque but not the inscription. This choice is for the remembrance of loved ones were ashes have been removed from the crematorium or scattered in the grounds||$520.00||Granite memorial book plaque - Available at Havelock North and Hastings Cemetery. Cost includes the plaque but not the inscription. This choice is for the remembrance of loved ones where ashes have been removed from the crematorium or scattered in the grounds||$260.00|
|New Burial Plots|
|Note: Fee includes cost of burial rights, maintenance in perpetuity and first interment. All new plots are dug for a maximum of two full burials||Hastings Cemetery||$3,740.00||Havelock North Cemetery||$4,170.00||Puketapu Cemetery||$2,805.00||Mangaroa A & D sections||$2,805.00||Mangaroa B & C sections||$3,020.00||Mangaroa Natural Burials (1x Interment per plot only)||$3,235.00|
|Interment||Adult||$840.00||Couch Casket surcharge - this fee is additional to the adult interment fee for couch shaped casket burial||$145.00||Pre-term, stillborn & Infant up to 2 years of age||$65.00||Child under 15 years of age||$195.00||Ashes||$180.00|
|Note: These fees are in addition to the above fees.||Burial taking place from 4pm to 5pm Monday to Friday. This time is only available during summer. During winter 3.30pm is the last burial time Monday to Friday||$325.00||Burial taking place between 10am to 12 noon Saturday.||$325.00||Burial taking place from Saturday 12 noon to 5pm Saturday. Last burial time is 3.30pm during the winter months||$520.00||Burial taking place on Sundays or public holidays from 1am to 2pm||$840.00|
|Reserve Plots (Not available until further notice)|
|Note: Full graves can only be reserved at all cemeteries but cremation plots can be reserved at all cemeteries other than Puketapu. This fee includes the cost of the plot and maintenance in perpetuity but does not include interment fees which are paid at time of burial.||Burial Plot Mangaroa A and D sections||$3,366.00||Burial Plot Mangaroa B and C sections||$3,624.00||Burial Plot Puketapu||$3,366.00||Burial Plot Hastings||$5,245.00||Burial Plot Havelock North||$6,105.00||Cremation Plot Shrub gardens||$1,010.00||Cremation Plot headstone gardens||$1,010.00||Cremation Rose gardens||$1,150.00||Cremation burial plaque plots - Havelock North only||$1,035.00|
|Note: No refund on plot purchase. The plot will return to Hastings District Council. These fees do not include any further interment fees or Funeral Directors' costs.||Full burial - subject to the relevant licence being granted||$4,850.00||Ashes||$195.00|
|Sundry Charges||Breaking concrete, full burial - this charge is for the removal of concrete over the top of a grave to enable a further burial. The fee does not include replacement of the concrete, for which a memorial mason will need to be employed (if possible)||$305.00||Breaking concrete, ashes burial (if possible)||$130.00||Out of district fee||$520.00||Permit to place memorial||$65.00||Registered scattering of ashes||$55.00||Total loss of grave shoring - this fee is charged if the safety shoring in the grave is not recovered before the grave is backfilled, making it impractical to recover||$260.00||Transfer of burial rights||$85.00|
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