Funerals with Twentymans

For the majority of people throughout history, the simple act of gathering together following a death has had a major positive impact on healing.

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Our packages are designed for you to come together in support of each other, and celebrate the life of a loved one.

Contact us for a quote or to talk through how we can design a service to suit your needs and budget.

Our Jewellery Policy: We do not cremate jewellery. Any jewellery worn by your loved one is removed prior to cremation and returned to family.

Price Increases – Important message

Twentymans, a leading provider in the funeral services industry for over 150 years is announcing a necessary adjustment in pricing to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality services to our valued clients. This decision is not taken lightly and is driven by several factors impacting our operations:

  • Compliance Costs Increase: Twentymans has experienced a substantial increase in compliance costs, which is impacting our ability to provide quality services to our community.
  • Gas Prices Surges: Gas prices particularly relevant to our cremation services have surged by 33%, putting additional pressure on our operational expenses.
  • Rates Hike: Despite a proposed 7.7% increase in the rates, the actual increase has been 13.7%, resulting in Twentymans paying almost $30,000 in rates, putting additional pressure on our financial resources.
  • Premiums: Insurance premiums have increased by 5%
  • Economic Pressures: Economic conditions including inflation and changing market dynamics, have placed additional strain on our ability to sustain the existing pricing structure.

Our commitment to excellence remains unwavering. To uphold the level of service our clients have come to expect, we must adjust our pricing to meet the growing demands of our industry and the expectations of our clients families. Twentymans has always prioritized delivering outstanding customer service and maintaining a strong reputation for quality and professionalism. The upcoming pricing adjustments to professional fees will enable us to ensure the continued development and training of our members, and to maintain compliance with industry standards and regulations.

We understand that any changes in pricing can raise questions, and we are committed to transparency in this process. Our goal is to continue to delivering services that exceed expectations while adapting to the evolving landscape of our industry.

We thank our client families for their trust and continued support. Your satisfaction and confidence in Twentymans Funeral Services remains at the core of our mission, and we are dedicated to serving you with the utmost care and professionalism.

For more information or inquiries regarding the upcoming pricing adjustment, please contact the team at Twentymans on 07 868 6003 or email

Adrian Catran JP
Cert. Funeral Directing.
Managing Director

Our funeral fees

Pricing as of 1 November 2023 and are subject to change.
All pricing is inclusive of GST.

Funeral accounts generally involve three parts; Professional Fee, Casket, and Disbursements.

Full Professional Service fee – $4300

Our professional fee includes the following services:

  • Meeting with the family and taking instructions
  • Care and treatment of your loved one whilst in our funeral home, including washing and dressing where required.

Arranging the service including:

  • Liaising with the Minister or Celebrant, Organist, Piper, Bugler, Videographers etc
  • Organising a venue, church or outdoor area
  • Collating and designing service sheets
  • Booking the Cemetery or Crematorium
  • Providing the correct authorities with the Medical Certificate, Cremation Certificates and Burial applications, registering the death with Births, Death, and Marriages
  • Organising placing newspaper notices
  • Use of vehicles such as hearses

This fee also covers overheads such as building lease, rates, insurance, health and safety, vehicles, power, IT, staff training and much more. It also allows us to have our staff available 24 hour a day, reduced numbers on public holidays, weekends and nights.

A deposit of $2500 will now be charged on all funeral services.

Alternative Professional Service Fee Options

Partial Professional Service Fee:

Includes casketing, registration of death, use of Twentymans funeral home facilities. Embalming costs are additional.

Memorial Service in the Grahamstown Chapel with a Twentymans Funeral Director
in attendance:


Our casket prices range from $695.00 for a basic cremation casket to $4995.00 for a solid timber casket. The average cost is around $1100.00, please see a sample of the range we have to offer below.

Grosvenor Rimu Casket

From $1100

Status Rosewood Casket

Status Rimu Casket

From $1695

Status Rimu Casket

Status Rosewood Casket

From $1795

Akaroa Pine Casket

Akaroa Pine Casket

From $2295

Status Maori Carved Casket

Status Maori Carved Casket

From $3450

Recycled Native Timber Casket

Recycled Native Timber Casket

From $3595

View the latest selection from Western Caskets.


These are fees that are paid on your behalf. They are charged at cost with no mark up.

  • Newspaper notices priceed on application
  • Minister fees: $150.00 – $450.00
  • Celebrant fees: $250.00 – $500.00
  • Bagpiper, Organist etc: $100.00 – $300.00
  • Florist and Catering: Please refer to our list of local service partners for options.

Additional Services

Care and Preparation Options

If the family wish to view their loved one, then Twentymans recommend embalming as per Manatū Hauora – Ministry of Health regulations.

The cost of embalming is:

  • Standard Case: $895
  • Post Mortem Case: $1095
  • Bariatric Embalming (Cases weighing more than 136kg): POA

Should the family not wish to embalm, then Twentymans are able to hold your loved one in a climate controlled environment, until cremation or burial takes place. These costs are as follows:

  • Overnight Care (includes two consecutive hours of viewing within 24 hours of death): $85.00 per night
  • Basic hygenic care, dressing, and casketing for viewing: $115.00


In addition to normal travel, conveyance to churches for Rosary is $175.00

Extra Charges and After Hours Fees

Currently our normal office hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. Outside of these hours incur additional after hours charges.

Our After Hours charges are as follows:

  • Call out fees on nights, weekends, and public holidays (including removal from a private residence): $150.00
  • Call out fees on a public holiday (including removal from a private residence): $250.00
  • Saturday Funeral: $195.00 Twentymans do not conduct funerals on Sundays
  • Public Holiday Service Arrangement: $250.00
  • Public Holiday Funeral Service: $250.00
  • After hours viewings (after 5pm or during weekends): $95.00 (1 hour per viewing)
  • After hours viewings on/during a public holiday: $250.00 (1 hour per viewing)
  • Viewing of the Charge on a Saturday: $75.00


$2.10 per km. Twentymans endeavor to use the fastest and saftest route possible, according to current road conditions.

Service Sheets

$115 set up fee and $2.30 each (including one photo change). Minimum of 30.

Family receives a proof sheet by email to check spelling etc. Each subsequent change will incur a $50 charge per change. When service sheets are required to be produced within 48 hours of a service start time, they will incur an extra $115 charge.

Slideshow/Photo Display

We recommend 45 – 50 photos with one piece of music.

45 – 50 Photos plus Music: $175.00
50 – 75 Photos plus Music: $250.00
Please note 75 photos is  the maximum and 2 – 3 pieces of music will be required.

Twentymans require all photos and information 24 hours before the service. If received the same day as the service, an additional charge pf $115 will apply.

Extra USB

Additional copies of service: $30.00 each

We also offer

Grahamstown Chapel


Complimentary Digital recording of service

*Funeral Director in attendance may be charged at an additionally.


Offsite location including Live Streaming from

Live funeral webcast


Funeral Service at Grahamstown Chapel, Thames

Financial Support Options