2 options to manage a dead body in New Zealand:
  • Burial: (interment) in a casket (coffin), usually in a cemetery.
  • Cremation: burning the body in a cremator. The ashes can be kept in an urn, buried or scattered.

Burial and cremation legislation has been substantially amended since 2006, including:
  • Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Act 1995
  • Burial & Cremation Act 1964
  • Cremation Regulations 1973 (and Amendment Regulations 2008)
  • Coroners Act 2006
  • Burial & Cremation Amendments