Full Service* Funeral costs
|*different from a direct cremation.
(All prices GST inclusive but are subject to change)
** This fee is fixed irrespective of after hours, weekends or statutory days which USUALLY incur an additional fee from most funeral homes.
We have wide range available in this price range.
Disbursements (Subject to change from suppliers)
Cremation fee (varies from each cemetery)
Certified Death Certificate
Doctor’s fee for issuing medical certificates
Medical Referee’s fee (GP who checks medical certificates)
“NZ Herald” approximate cost of one insertion
Flowers: Casket spray
Flowers: Hand tied bunch
Minister/Priest (generally no GST)
Organist (generally no GST)
Orders of Service (dependant on number of photos)
Gravemarker for burial plot
Reception costs (catering company prices available)
Videoing of service (available on request)
(Weekend and statutory holiday fees apply as imposed by relevant cemeteries and will be added to the invoice
**No Service or direct cremations:
Manning Funerals is happy to provide a family with an estimate for this, dependant upon their specific requirements.
Include the funeral director’s fees for their professional services, their 24 hour availability and facilitation of funeral arrangements, taking the deceased back to their residence, viewings at the Manning Funeral Home chapel, hearse hire on the day of the funeral service and a transfer fee which covers the transportation of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home for preparation.
The cost of the casket will vary from the most basic MDF casket, to an eco-friendly, personalized “Dying Art” type, to a solid timber or American “Batesville” casket. View our range of caskets.
Optional disbursements which may include embalming, basic mortuary care, cremation or burial costs, flowers, catering, officiant, newspaper notices, an urn for the placement of ashes, orders of service (leaflets for the funeral service), death certificate and doctors’ medical papers, and other optional extras.
When obtaining a price estimate (and all funeral directors should be prepared to do this prior to them being engaged), it is crucial that a family compares the exact scenario. Some funeral homes charge extra for evening or weekend work, or even charge an additional transfer fee every time the deceased is moved. Manning Funerals do not impose a surcharge on their Professional Services Fee if it is after hours or during a weekend.
Cost alone should not be the only deciding factor when choosing a funeral director, but rather the funeral care afforded to the bereaved family and the deceased. If possible it is worth meeting a funeral director first, before making your decision, so you may know in your own mind that this is the person you feel confident entrusting your family member to.