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Factsheet: When Death is Near

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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…

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…


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…


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,…


Carer Story: Saying Goodbye To Leona

By Elizabeth Paske, Mary Potter Clinical Manager Leona and I were closer than sisters. We’d gone through all kinds of major events together: deaths, divorces, kids, job changes … life.…


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…