The Cremation Process

At Value Cremations, we understand that sometimes all that is needed is a simple cremation service. We believe that every New Zealand family should be able to arrange a basic yet respectful cremation at a low cost. We also believe that the process should be as straight forward as possible, giving you value for money.

Speaking to a Value Cremations Consultant

The first step to arranging a cremation with Value Cremations is to speak to our trained and experienced staff in your region. They can help you through the process of organising the cremation. Our team will do as much as they possibly can to make it easier on you and your family. They will speak to you about the arrangement process and ask for information required for the paperwork, such as the name of the deceased, their date of birth and where they currently are so that further arrangements can be made.

Transfer of the Deceased

The next step is to uplift and transfer the deceased and bring them into the care of Value Cremations. After dressing, the deceased will then be transported to the crematorium for the cremation.

The Value Cremations package includes transfering the deceased within a 50km radius of our service areas, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Transfer outside of these times and area radius may be available at an additional cost if required. This is something Value Cremations will confirm with you when you first speak with us.

The deceased will then be dressed at our premises and transported to the crematorium in preparation for the cremation.

Arranging the Required Paperwork

Value Cremations will arrange the necessary paperwork required for the cremation service we offer, so you do not need to worry about it. The paperwork includes the certificates and permission for the cremation from the medical referee, the Death Certificate and the registration of death to Births, Deaths & Marriages here in New Zealand. We will need to ask you for some of the deceased's personal details for the required application and registration forms.

The Cremation

Value Cremations only works with reputable and accredited crematoria across New Zealand. These crematoria have highly trained staff with years of experience so you can rest assured that all care is taken. Once the cremation is completed, the ashes will be placed in an ash container or urn, and you will receive a notification from either the crematorium or us when the ashes are ready for collection. 

Collecting the Ashes and Memorialisation Options

After the cremation has finished, you will be contacted regarding the ashes. This is usually a week or so after the cremation has taken place. This is also the time when we may speak to you about what you might like to do with the ashes as there are several options available for memorialising your loved one. Some of the common cremation memorial options are:

  • Placing the ashes in a memorial at a local cemetery
  • Scattering the ashes in a special area
  • Collecting the ashes

To find out more about memorialisation, visit You can also speak to your Value Cremations team for some more guidance. Select your region below to get started.

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