In New Zealand, burials must take place in an official cemetery or a traditional burial ground by law. It provides a family with a focal point, a grave to go to where they remember their loved one. Burial involves buying a burial plot, or reopening an existing one, paying an interment fee, including costs from the burial ground for continued maintenance of the burial plot. This does not include the maintenance of any memorial erected on the plot. A service can be held at either a church, chapel, or chosen venue and then continue at the graveside. A full graveside service can also be arranged. Considerations include:

  • Death Certificate completed
  • Use of hearse
  • Venue hire
  • Funeral celebrants
  • Newspaper notices in all newspapers
  • Flowers – casket sprays or hand tied
  • Our professional services
  • Removal of your loved one to our premises
  • Sanitation treatment or embalming
  • Casket
  • Burial charges
  • Registering the death with Births, Deaths, and Marriages
  • Organists, pipers or bugler
  • Service sheets
  • Video
  • DVD montage
  • Catering
Gentle Touch Funeral Services