We answer some of the questions people have about funeral etiquette in New Zealand for both Māori and European-style funerals. When attending a funeral, it’s good to remember that you are there to support and show your respect to the family of the deceased. Understanding etiquette will ensure you feel more comfortable at the funeral …
If you are responsible for handling funeral arrangements, here is a checklist of things that need to be taken care of after someone passes away.
Check the will and see if there are any express wishes from your Loved One before you start. If no wishes are stated, a professional funeral director can assist you with all the arrangements. A funeral director can guide you and you can do as much or as little as you wish.
Choosing a funeral director is an important job. This is your Loved One’s funeral, so it should be precisely how they would have wanted it to be.
Pre-planning or planning your funeral in advance can be as straight forward as having a discussion with your immediate family. Doing preparation in advance of your passing makes sense and makes a significant difference to those you leave behind.
When a loved one passes it’s important to let the right people know as soon as you can. The government departments and authorities you’ll need to contact will depend on how the person died, as each situation will be handled differently. The government departments and authorities you’ll need to contact are listed above. Please let …