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Opting for cremation offers a choice for the final resting place, granting a level of flexibility not found with traditional burial methods.

Rather than being confined to specific burial sites, cremated remains can be interred in various locations, such as designated memorial areas in cemeteries, family plots, memorial gardens, at sea, or other cherished spots. However, it is essential to exercise caution to avoid disrupting traditional Maori food-gathering grounds when selecting a location.

Some individuals opt to divide the ashes, placing portions in different places, while others prefer to keep them at home in specialised urns.

The cremation process is often shrouded in curiosity. It involves placing the casket containing the deceased into a cremator—a large metal box resembling a small car. In certain instances, families may have the option to witness this step. Cremation occurs at exceptionally high temperatures over a period typically lasting between two to four hours. Each cremator accommodates only one casket at a time, ensuring the integrity of the ashes by preventing mixing with others. Following cremation, the ashes undergo cremulation, or pulverisation, before being placed into a simple container, typically made of plastic and measuring about 30 centimeters in length and 15 centimeters in depth.

Should you opt for cremation, there are associated fees for the service itself and for interment if you choose burial in a cemetery. Funeral Directors may operate their own cremation facilities, while others are privately owned or managed by local councils. See funeral pricing including information on Wellington cremation costs.

Wellington Cremation Venues

We offer a number of options for cremation across the Wellington region including facilities in Wainuiomata, Taita, Upper Hutt, Porirua and in Wellington itself. Find out more about our funeral services.

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