Two non-denominational chapels at Hamilton Park Cemetery cater to all faiths, cultures and beliefs.
The Park Chapel seats 200 people, and a small family room (with facilities for viewing the service) provides a space for children or those who require a little more privacy. Bluetooth is not available in the Park Chapel.
The Greenwood Chapel (attached to the crematorium) seats 50 people and looks out over native trees and vegetation. It also has a viewing area for families who want to view the cremation.
Both chapels have audio and video technology. Outdoor speakers and large glass doors and windows allow services to be attended from outside either chapel, if required. Recordings of the service aren't available at the Greenwood Chapel.
|Park Chapel 1 hour service||$330.00|
|Greenwood Chapel 1 hour service||$245.00|
|Park Chapel 1/2 hour service||$165.00|
|Greenwood Chapel 1/2 hour service||$125.00|
|Park Chapel 15 minute service||$125.00|
|Greenwood Chapel 15 minute service||$80.00|
Hamilton Park Cemetery offers both casket and natural burials, with areas available for people of religious faiths and a burial lawn for children. Contact the cemetery for guidelines for headstones and plaques in various areas.
|Adult 15 and over plot purchase||$4,040.00|
|Adult 15 and over Digging Fee||$801.00|
|Apple Blossom Plot Purchase||$2,200.00|
|Kowhai Lawn Plot||$250.00|
|Kowhai Garden Berm Plot||$450.00|
|Second Casket Burial Digging Fee||$801.00|
|Casket Disinterment Adult||$4,673.00|
|Casket Disinterment Child under 15||$2,650.00|
|Casket Disinterment Child under 1||$1,060.00|
Cremations are carried out according to individuals’ wishes, beliefs or cultural protocols, and can be provided with 24 hours’ notice.
Ashes are usually collected by the funeral director on behalf of the family, who can arrange for the ashes to be scattered in a specially designated garden at the cemetery, placed in a granite wall, or buried in a lawn area or a number of gardens.
|Child under 15 years||$305.00|
|Children under 1 year||Free|
|Upright Headstone Ash Area plot purchase||$1,139.00|
|Plaque only plot purchase||$447.00|
|RSA Ash Gardens plot||$136.00|
|Ash interment Trees||$168.00|
|Garden Ash Areas plot||$1,101.00|
|Granite Wall plot||$872.00|
|Ash interment/ Ash Spread||$168.00|
Flowers and memorabilia
Family members are provided with information on what can be left at gravesites, and this is also outlined in signage at the facility.
In the ash interment gardens, fresh flowers can be placed in a vase provided by the cemetery. In other ash or burial areas, flowers can be placed in the vase recess of the memorial.
To help protect the cemetery’s integrity, show respect to people laid to rest there, and protect the safety of visitors and cemetery staff, memorabilia containing glass, ceramics, terracotta, rocks and pebbles, or wire/metal-based items are not permitted. Items will be removed and held for one month. Collection can be arranged through the cemetery office from 8.30am – 3.30pm weekdays, or by prior arrangement on Saturday.
Please contact Hamilton Park Cemetery with any queries about what is appropriate at gravesites.
Hamilton Park Cemetery
395 Morrinsville Rd
07 856 7987
The administration office (to the right of the Chapel) is open 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Last updated 6 December 2022