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Cremation and Memorials

Granite or bronze plaques are both suitable materials for choice of cremation memorial. Granite has an advantage over bronze in that it can be designed to accommodate an additional inscription at a later date and a greater flexibility in design is possible.


Bronze plaques are often chosen because of their appearance or (in the case of Servicemen's plaques) a need to conform to the style of neighbouring ones. Bronze plaques cost more than granite but installation costs are the same for either material.


Southland Crematorium has a variety of sites and care must be taken to ensure that the correct size is ordered for the location of the memorial.

Registered Master Monumental Mason

Having complied with the rules of the New Zealand Master Monumental Association Incorporated relative to length of service, standard of workmanship, ability and integrity in the monumental industry has been enrolled and registered in terms with the rules of the Association and is hereby entitled to use the designation REGISTERED MASTER MONUMENTAL MASON.


NZMMMA recommends the use of granite in memorial work due to its extensive colour range and everlasting quality.


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Upcoming Events

Bereavement Support group meetings for 2016:

  • Saturday 27 February at 2pm
  • Saturday 14 May at 2pm
  • Saturday 13 August at 2pm
  • Saturday 12 November at 2pm

•Craig Stoneman •Darrin Christie •Wilson Fraser •Hamish MacPherson •Phil Llwellyn •Rachael Crothers •Kerry de Garnham •Amanda Stephens

Our team will guide your family through the many choices and options available, with knowledge and expertise concerning all aspects of funeral service.