A spokesman for the Wellington City Coucil commenting on a rehash of burial laws:
"There has to be strict controls in place," a spokesman said. "There's a
terrifying possibility of people just being able to ... dig a hole and
put granny in it and put some flowers in it. It raises all sorts of
obvious questions about procedure."
Terrifying? Like when a beloved pet expires and is buried in the garden? It'd be a whole lot cheaper than current procedures, good for the earth and a more peaceful ending than cremation. With the way families are these days, distributed all over the world, frequently remarried with complicated family relationships, cemeteries aren't as user-friendly.
Elliott for Napier
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