Organising a funeral can be tough. Where do you start?

When you’re feeling overwhelmed with grief and stress your emotions can cloud your judgment. Hiring someone to manage and oversee your loved ones service can certainly make the process much easier. The funeral service provider that you choose can make all the difference.

If you are unsure where to start when choosing a funeral service provider to facilitate what you are after have a look through the Articles and Resources page on ‘choosing a funeral director/life celebrant’. This will provide you with some information on things to consider when choosing the right funeral director or celebrant for you/your loved one.

It is important you feel comfortable with your funeral service provider and they can deliver what you are after. If you don't feel comfortable you are free to change your mind before you sign the contract.

There is no legislation governing the funeral profession so anyone is able to be a funeral director. there are associations that Funeral Directors can be members of (e.g. The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand, or New Zealand Independent Funeral Homes) that have quality standards, and codes of ethics, which can help provide you with assurance of the quality of the service you should receive.

There are many funeral service providers across New Zealand that can organise a very simple farewell to an elaborate send off.

Please take time to look at the featured providers below, and get in touch with them directly.

Further providers can be found by searching in the Business Directory.

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Genuine care and professional service.


110 Kolmar Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland

Phone: 09 277 2526

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Waters Funerals is privileged to serve families in all communities.

If you would like to talk to someone about how we can help, please call us.

426 Great South Road Papatoetoe, Phone: 09 278 8742

81 Franklin Road Pukekohe, Phone: 09 238 4794


KahuWhakatere_Logo1Kahu Whakatere Tupapaku - Traditional Maori Funerals

An alternative to the western cultural practices surrounding tikanga Maori death, dying and after death.

For all your traditional Maori Burial needs contact Kahu Whakatere.

Services available across New Zealand.

Phone: 06 763 8701

Mobile: 027 89 66 759



Offering exceptional service to the Auckland community for over 100 years.

Ensuring when you say goodbye for the last time it will be an occasion to remember.

582 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland, Phone: 09 520 3119



We care for your loved ones with Respect, Dignity, Compassion and Experience.

Offering you personalised service and support, ensuring the funeral service is delivered in a way that reflects your loved one.

75 Fox Street, Invercargill

Phone: (03) 218 9021



J Fraser & Sons

Caring, Compassionate Service.

Let Invercargill's longest established family owned and operated funeral home take care of all your funeral service needs.

From small intimate farewells to larger life celebrations, they can accommodate all requests. 

J Fraser & Sons Ltd, privileged to serve the Southland community for over 115 years.

199 Esk Street, Invercargill

Phone: (03) 218 4095




Grahams Funeral Services will help you to create a memorable and meaningful
farewell for your loved one that exceeds your expectations.

Three convenient locations across the Franklin district.

West Street, Pukekohe     Kitchener Road, Waiuku       West Steet, Tuakau

Phone us anytime: (09) 236 8919



Creating memorable, personalised funerals for Horowhenua families for over 40 years.

From small intimate funerals to larger farewells (and everything in between). 

I.C.Mark know how to assist families to truly personalise a funeral.

547 Queen Street East Levin

197 Mill Road, Otaki

Phone: 0800 426275