Full Service* Funeral costs 

*different from a direct cremation.
(All prices GST inclusive but are subject to change)

Funeral Director**

** 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.

From $700.00 


Disbursements (Subject to change from suppliers)



Natural body care

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 

Reception costs (catering company prices available)

Videoing of service (available on request)

Memorial Book













$4.00 each




(Weekend and statutory holiday fees apply as imposed by relevant cemeteries and will be added to the invoice)
**No Service or funeral. $3200.00 to $3500.00 plus the cost of the medical certificates.

Professional fees 

Include the funeral director’s fees for their professional services, their 24 hour availability and facilitation of funeral arrangements, 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; an eco-friendly casket; 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.