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Spring 2013

There was a great turnout for the planting day on 3rd November at Wellington Natural Cemetery. Over 300 native seedlings were planted in the new extended area. Thanks to Return to Sender for the donated plants, the City Council staff for helping out, the certified Funeral Directors, and Trees for Survival.

Call us on 0800 525 500 for more information.

Wellington Natural Cemetery: Now over 85 burials at this site, open since 2007. Register here

 

Register for a plot at our cemeteries NOW: 0800 525 500

Natural Burials is a not for profit voluntary organisation based in New Zealand.

We promote, certify and monitor cemeteries, casket makers and funeral directors for their adherance to our standards, and advise consumers on their rights.

We are working on the creation of natural cemeteries across the country (list of all NZ natural cemeteries establish and in planning here).

  • Register your interest for Wellington, Kapiti, or New Plymouth, and get a free living will, here.
  • Learn more about the concept of natural burials and cemeteries, here.
  • Check whether your local cemetery, funeral directors or preferred casket is certified by us - see panel on the right

    Being buried naturally means nature’s own processes to do their work, returning your body to the soil completely in only a matter of years.

    Your financial and bodily contribution helps restore the cemetery into a beautiful native forest or ecosystem suited to the location, which will stay that way in perpetuity.

    We offer consulting to Councils for a small fee to help them set up cemeteries. We are uniquely qualified. Since we were formed in 1999, we have undertaken the most scientific research ever conducted by one organisation into issues related to burials.

    Thanks for your interest in our work.

    Mark Blackham, Founder - Natural Burials

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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Choose a Certified Cemetery

Wellington (Makara), Kapiti Coast (Otaki) or New Plymouth (Awanui)

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Palmerston North: Coming soon.



 

Choose a natural casket

Choose from caskets that meet our standard. Buy these direct from our certified funeral directors or you can order through us.

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See the casket standard


 

Choose a Certified Funeral Director

Wellington

Harbour City Funerals

Wilson Funeral Home

Lychgate

Broadbent & May

Ninness Funeral Home (Porirua and Paraparaumu)

Guardian Funeral Home

Gee and Hickton

Kapiti

IC Mark

Kapiti Coast Funeral Home

Waikanae Funeral Home

Harvey Bowler

New Plymouth

W.Abraham

Vospers Funeral Home

Auckland

State of Grace


 

Buy a Natural Wishes, Living Will.

If you don't want to register just yet, at least tell your family and friends what you want if you are dying or deceased, by buying our Living Will. It's also a small way of making a donation to our not for profit work.

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