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Dukes Road Crematorium Nearing Completion

Hope and Sons Funeral Directors —

As the Dukes Road Crematorium complex nears completion the Cremation Unit will be installed and tested.

The Cremation Unit arrived from the Florida, USA in Dunedin last Saturday and will be installed by GasCo this week. It has passed all the necessary customs and quarantine inspections.

The Unit is run by bottled LPG and all the necessary Resource Consents are in place.

The facility is progressing well, and the outside plastering and internal lining about to begin all being on schedule for completion in October.

Dukes Road Crematorium received Approval to Construct a Crematorium from Minister of Health in April 2015 and upon completion will seek Approval to Operate the Crematorium once the Public Health South are satisfied it exceeds all operating standards, the Registrar and Attendants have been notified, and a Medical Referee appointment is confirmed.

The equipment is modern, state of the art, computer controlled equipment and once operating the neighbouring businesses and surrounding farmers will be unaware of its operation, as only a heat haze is seen from the low 6 metre stack.

The Dukes Road Crematorium is owned and operated by the Hope family. Michael Hope, managing funeral director of Hope and Sons said “We envisage being the main provider of cremation services in Dunedin, Mosgiel, and the region within the next 3 years.” The Dukes Road Crematorium will be able to provide enhanced cremation services to all funeral directors and families in and around our region.

The Hope Family have been in the funeral profession since 1887, “We are here for the long-term; we have been committed to high levels of care and service for nearly 130 years, and the Crematorium will further extend our care and high levels of service to our client families”.