End of Life Planning


Making your own end of life arrangements provides peace of mind for you and for your family.

The Funeral Directors Association of NZ (FDANZ) has several helpful, easy to read resources available to help you make informed decisions, on its website.

Designed to help you preplan your own funeral, the kit’s brochures include practical information to help you plan your funeral, outline your preferences, and indicate which people and organisations should be notified of your death.

More people are choosing to prepay for their funeral to prevent financial distress, and ensure their final wishes are carried out. Click here to find out more about prepaid funerals.

It’s also worthwhile to visit the Funeral Directors Association of NZ’s informative website, which suggests other helpful resources that can be obtained free of charge.

Watch the inspirational short film The Shoe Box about how end of life planning can support loved ones after someone dies, starring Annie Whittle and Kate Harcourt.