Burial & Cremation Act Reforms – call for submissions

The Law Commission released today its First Principles Review of the Legal Framework for Burial & Cremation in New Zealand. At 257 pages this is a comprehensive read.

First Principles Review

The review references:

  • How we approach death
  • Evolution of current practice
  • Regulation of burial, cremation and funeral industries
  • Reform of cemetery (conventional and natural) and cremation management
  • Laws of custody of the body
  • Consumer protection

Dr Wayne Mapp, Law Commissioner, was interviewed this morning on National Radio and briefly commented on the review.

Wayne Mapp talks to Catherine Ryan on Nine to Noon

The Law Commission are keen to receive submissions from members of the public and interested parties.

Take the opportunity to have your say and shape the future of our death rites.

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