Cemetery - Fees & Charges


Horowhenua District Council's Cemetery fees and charges for the 2018/2019 financial year are provided below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2018. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time.

Please check with Council for any updates.

Fees and Charges for 2019/2020 

Horowhenua District Council's fees and charges for the 2019/2020 financial year are available below. These fees will be effective from 1 July 2019.

2019/20 Fees
Adult    $1,635.00
Child (up to 13 years)   Free
Lawn Ashes   $820.00
RSA Plot   Free
RSA Ashes Plot   Free
Stillborn   Free
Memoriam Ashes Garden Plots   $635.00
Te Pungarehu Bush - Ashes Scatter  $105.00
Reserved Plots
Reserved plots are only available at Shannon, Manakau and Foxton Cemeteries. Reserved plots, returned to Council, will be refunded at 50% of the purchase price. The plot cancellation fee also applies.  
Burial    $2,500.00
Lawn Ashes   $1,275.00
Memoriam Ashes Garden Plot   $970.00
Interment Fees  
Burial Fee (14 Years and over, including Services Personnel)   $1,200.00
Child (up to 13 Years)   Free
Ashes  $265.00
Other Cemetery Fees   2019/20 Fees
Double Depth (More than One Burial)   $320.00
Triple Depth (More than Two Burials - Available at Avenue Cemetery Only)   $430.00
After Hours (Additional to Standard Fee)
Applies to all interments extending past 1.00pm Saturday and 4.00pm weekdays.  
Out of District Fee per Plot (Additional to Standard Fee) 
Applies to all plot purchases where the deceased was not living in the District or was not a ratepayer at the time of the death.  
Monumental Permit 
A monumental permit is required for all headstone repairs and new headstones and plaques including ashes garden plaques within the cemetery.  
Disinterment Cost
Cutting and Removing Concrete   Cost
Sundays and Public Holidays Fee
Applies to all interments on Sundays and public holidays excluding Easter Sunday, Anzac Day, Christmas, Boxing and New Years Day when no interments are permitted.  
Manual Records Search Fee - Per Entry   Cost
Plot Cancellation (Reserved Plots)   $230.00