Bringing death, burials, cremation, and funerals into the 21st century
Consultation has opened to modernise legislation written more than 50 years ago relating to death, burials, cremation and funerals.
The Ministry is contacting a range of industry and other interested stakeholders to gain robust feedback. We expect to receive feedback in a number of ways this will include holding face to face meetings, and communication via email.
We encourage you to learn more about what’s being proposed, provide feedback, and let your friends and whanau know about it too.
To access the full consultation document and provide feedback, please visit the Ministry of Health’s Consultation Hub: Death, Funerals, Burial and Cremation: a Review of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 and Related Legislation.
Public consultation on the proposed options closes on 28 February 2020.