Cemetery - Fees & Charges


Horowhenua District Council's Cemetery fees and charges for the 2017/2018 financial year are provided below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 10 July 2017. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time.

Fees and Charges for 2018/2019 

Horowhenua District Council's Cemetery fees and charges for the 2018/2019 financial year are available below. These fees will be effective from 1 July 2018. 

Please check with Council for any updates.

2017/2018 Fees  2018/2019 Fees 
 Adult     $1,550.00  $1,600.00 
 Child (up to 13 years)    Free  Free 
 Lawn Ashes    $775.00 $800.00 
 RSA Plot    Free Free 
 RSA Ashes Plot    Free Free 
 Stillborn    Free Free 
 Memoriam Ashes Garden Plots    $600.00 $620.00 
 Ashes Wall (Foxton only)   $125.00 $150.00 
 Remembrance Wall (Foxton Only)    $125.00 $150.00 
 Te Pungarehu Bush - Ashes Scatter   $90.00 $100.00 
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     $2,400.00 $2,450.00 
Lawn Ashes    $1,175.00 $1,200.00 
Memoriam Ashes Garden Plot    $925.00 $950.00 
Interment Fees    
Burial Fee (14 Years and over, including Services Personnel)    $1,125.00 $1,175.00 
Child (up to 13 Years)    Free Free 
Ashes   $250.00 $260.00 
Other Cemetery Fees  2017/18 2018/19 
Double Depth (More than One Burial)    $300.00 $310.00 
Triple Depth (More than Two Burials - Available at Avenue Cemetery Only)    $400.00 $420.00 
After Hours (Additional to Standard Fee)
Applies to all interments extending past 1.00pm Saturday and 4.00pm weekdays.  
 $700.00 $700.00 
Out of District Fee per Plot (Additional to Standard Fee) 
Applies to all interments where the deceased was not living in the District or was not a ratepayer at the time of the death.  
 $690.00 $700.00 
Monumental Permit 
A monumental permit is required for all headstone repairs and new headstones and plaques including ashes garden plaques within the cemetery.  
 $50.00 $55.00 
Disinterment  Cost Cost 
Cutting and Removing Concrete    Cost 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.  
 $1,500.00  $1,500.00
Manual Records Search Fee - Per Entry    Cost Cost 
Plot Cancellation (Reserved Plots)    $220.00 $230.00