What does a funeral cost?


Because every funeral is different, costs vary. If you would like an estimate according to your personal wishes, please give us a call (07) 543 3151.

For a basic idea of how much a funeral costs with Hope Funerals:


Cremation Options:

  • Direct cremation from $3,300

  • Traditional funeral service from $7,885

Burial Options:

  • Direct Burial from $8,290

  • Burial and service from $12,800

What assistance is there in meeting funeral expenses?


A number of benefits are available to assist in payment of funeral expenses, including:

  • Work and Income Funeral Grants

  • Veteran’s Affairs Funeral Grants

  • Accident Compensation Corporation Funeral Grants


Further information is available on request, and wherever possible, we will assist you with the completion of the necessary forms.

Winz Grants

A WINZ Funeral Grant is Governmental help to cover the basic costs of a funeral. It is income and asset tested, and there are certain requirements to be eligible.

This grant covers the cost of:

  • Body care

  • Casket

  • Newspaper notices

  • Hearse fees

  • Cremation fees

The maximum rate of the Funeral Grant is currently $2,128.10

Hope Funerals cannot apply for a WINZ Funeral grant on your behalf, although we are happy to assist in this process including getting all the forms and information.

For more information or to apply for a WINZ Funeral Grant, please contact WINZ.

Compassionate Air Fares

What is a compassionate Air Fare?


When a loved one passes, often immediate family members need to travel from out of town to attend the funeral. Air New Zealand assist these ones by providing a reduction on some fares.

How do I apply for a compassionate Air Fare?

It is best to apply after the funeral service, when you have the necessary documentation. To apply, follow these steps:

  • Phone the Air New Zealand refunds team on 0800 733 8637 with your booking or ticket reference number. The staff will advise you as to whether you are eligible for a partial refund

  • If a partial refund is due, Air New Zealand will supply you with appropriate forms to fill out and return

  • Contact us on (07) 543 3151 and we will send you a letter of confirmation for you to forward on to Air New Zealand