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Understanding Grief

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Grief can be challenging at times – whatever kind of change or loss has caused it, and whatever age or stage we are.  Understanding it more can help us as…

When Caring Ends

Looking after someone may be a large part of your life, but it is inevitable that your caring role will change over time. This may be because the person you…

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Factsheet: When Death is Near

Produced in partnership with Carers NZ, Hospice NZ, and the Carers Alliance. This helpful factsheet provides practical advice and information so you can better understand and cope when you loved…

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Factsheet: Oral Care for Someone Who is Dying

Produced in partnership with Carers NZ, Hospice NZ, and the Carers Alliance. This helpful factsheet provides practical advice and information to help maintain good oral care for someone who is…

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Cremation: Facts & Questions

There are many myths about cremation … Tuakau funeral director Mark Graham tells us what really happens!  Burial or cremation of human remains are the usual options when a loved…

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Body Art: Lasting Memorials in Glass

Auckland glassblower Peter Viesnik (left) creates lasting memories of loved ones. His eye-catching glass crucibles give new meaning to the ad jingle “thousands of luminous spheres”. The Auckland artist’s remembrance…

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Bereavement Bouquets

When ordering funeral flowers or a plant for a grieving person, Whitney from Flowers on Featherston recommends blooms and foliage in creams, whites, and greens. If you favour colourful blooms,…

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