Cemetery - Fees & Charges


Horowhenua District Council's fees and charges for the 2023/2024 financial year, adopted by Council on 28 June 2023 as part of the Long Term Plan 2021-2041 Amendment (LTPA) and Annual Plan 2023-2024 (AP), are available below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with Council for any updates. 

2023/24 Fees
Adult $1,751.00
Child (up to 13 years) Free
Lawn Ashes $878.00
RSA Plot Free
RSA Ashes Plot Free
Stillborn Free
Memoriam Ashes Garden Plots $680.00
Te Pungarehu Bush - Ashes Scatter $112.00
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 $2,677.50
Lawn Ashes $1,365.50
Memoriam Ashes Garden Plot $1,039.00
Interment Fees
Burial Fee (14 Years and over, including Services Personnel) $1,285.20
Child (up to 13 Years) Free
Ashes $284.00
Other Cemetery Fees 2023/24 Fees
Double Depth (More than One Burial) $343.00
Triple Depth (More than Two Burials - available at Avenue Cemetery Only) $460.00
After Hours (Additional to Standard Fee)
Applies to all interments extending past 1pm Saturday and 4pm 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, 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 Year's Day when no interments are permitted.
Manual Records Search Fee - Per Entry Cost
Plot Cancellation (Reserved Plots) $246.00