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Are you wondering who is responsible for funeral costs in New Zealand? If so, then you have come to the right place. Here at Bay Cremation Care, we offer affordable funeral services for families across Tauranga. 

But first, when it comes to funeral costs, who is financially responsible? 

Who is Legally Responsible for Funeral Costs?

The deceased person’s ‘executor’ is the person who is legally responsible for the funeral costs, often paid for with the deceased’s estate. The executor will usually be named on the deceased’s will. 

In the case that the estate does not have sufficient funds to meet funeral costs, the executor will still remain liable to pay for the funeral. Rest assured that there is financial assistance available for those who may be struggling with funeral costs. 

Costs to Consider

There are several things with a price tag that you’ll need to consider when planning a funeral, such as:

  • Casket
  • Transport of body
  • Cremation
  • Funeral service
  • Urn
  • Preparation of body
  • Catering
  • Flowers
  • Obituaries
  • And more

As you can see, there are several costs associated with funerals that could impact the deceased’s estate.

Financial Assistance with Funerals

The New Zealand government provides assistance packages to help with funeral costs (if you meet certain criteria), including:

Funeral costs can vary, which is why it might be worthwhile to plan in advance to ensure that your family isn’t left with a financial burden.

Alternatively, you can opt for fixed-price farewells which we offer at Bay Cremation Care. This means that you receive a fixed price for a quality funeral service, with no need to worry about hidden costs or prices. Our fixed price funerals currently range from $3100.00 to $3750.00.

When it comes to funeral costs in New Zealand, the person responsible can depend on the deceased’s will. If you are looking for affordable cremation services for yourself or for a loved one, Bay Cremation Care is the funeral home to turn to. With compassionate and understanding funeral directors at your side, we can help arrange a funeral service that honours the deceased in a meaningful way. Contact us today.