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:
Direct cremation from $3,300
Traditional funeral service from $7,885
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.
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:
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