Burials & cremations

All new burials are at Whenua Tapu Cemetery. Porirua and Pāuatahanui cemeteries are available for second interments and prepurchased family plots.

Contact and advice

If you have general enquiries about our cemeteries, or want to organise a visit to choose a plot, please phone the cemetery office on (04) 239 9078 or email cemeteries@poriruacity.govt.nz during business hours. Our team can also help with advice regarding funeral arrangements.

For advice these pages provide some useful information:

For burial and cremation bookings, phone us on (04) 237 1433. A funeral director will generally make these arrangements for you.

Hiring our chapel

You can hire the Whenua Tapu Crematorium chapel for a pre-committal or burial service and refreshments.  There is a hire fee for the chapel.

To make a booking, either your funeral director can arrange it, or you can phone us on (04) 237 1433.  Tell us what type of service you want and the start/end times, making sure you allow enough time for setting up and clearing away.

Burial and cremation forms and fees

Fees apply from 1 July 2020 and include GST.

Description Fee
Adult burials – plots and interment, including grave mats and lowing devices $2260.00
Over standard size burial row – plot and interment $2670.00
Double depth burial $100.00
Over standard sized caskets – extra width fee $95.00
Oblong casket – extra width fee $205.00
Adult second interment $1220.00
Serviceman’s burial – interment only, no plot fee $1220.00
Out of District, full size adult plots fee – surcharge in addition to plot fee $1265.00
Disinterment fee $2215.00
Description Fee
Children (under 1 year) – plot and interment $775.00
Children 1 – 10 years – plot and interment $1055.00
Stillborn (children’s section) – plot and interment $700.00
Children (up to 10 years) 2nd interment (Adult section only) $575.00
Out of District Children’s Plot Fee – surcharge in addition to plot fee $415.00
Description Fees
Ashes, monument and garden plot $950.00
Ashes and plaque plot $575.00
Serviceman’s ashes plot No charge
Ashes interment fee – all plots $100.00
Out of District ashes plot – surcharge in addition to plot fee (except where cremated at Whenua Tapu) $225.00
Scattering of ashes from another crematorium in native bush at Whenua Tapu. $70.00
Description Fee
Adult cremations (11 years and over). Medical fee included $540.00
Children 1 – 10 years (rimu urn included) $350.00
Stillborn and children under 1 year (rimu urn included) $105.00
Cremation, interment and monument/garden plot – package $1490.00
Cremation, interment and plaque plot – package $1130.00
Description Fees
Adult and child burials – funerals requiring staff onsite after 4pm (one payment). $225.00
Adult and child burials – surcharge for Saturday burials, in addition to all other burial fees (one payment). $745.00
Cremations/services later than 4pm (Monday to Thursday), surcharge/late fee in addition to all other cremation fees $165.00
Cremations/services from 4pm Friday to 8am Monday, surcharge/late fee in addition to all other cremation fees $240.00
Description Fee
30 minutes only $105.00
60 minutes $140.00
90 minutes $215.00
120 minutes $285.00
2 and a 1/2 hours $355.00
3 hours $430.00
3 and a 1/2 hours $500.00
4 hours $570.00
Description Fee
Book for Remembrance (basic 2 line inscription) $95.00
Bronze Memorial wall plaque (150mm x 100mm) $245.00
Standard inscription $25.00
Extra inscription $25.00
Genealogical enquiry search fee $20.00
Description Fee
Permit to erect monument $80.00
Rimu urn $85.00