Honouring your loved one 

Honouring those who have passed is fundamental to our tikanga

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Honouring your loved one


  • You may want to briefly conduct karakia, poroporoakī and mihi at the funeral home, and at the cemetery or urupā. Please discuss this with your funeral director.


  • It is unlikely that you will have physical support from any kaumātua, kōeke and tōhunga to assist you to manage a tangihanga process at the funeral home or urupā. If you need support, a short karakia is available here.


  • You may choose to livestream your time at the funeral home, cemetery or urupā to include whānau and friends who are not able to attend.


  •  At a later date and when it is safe to do so, your whānau are encouraged to acknowledge your loved one through kawe mate.


  •  If your loved one was cremated, you may want to bury their ashes at a whānau urupā. If they were buried immediately, you may choose to hold a service at the cemetery or urupā.