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Keeping whānau safe during tangihanga 
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Keeping whānau safe is vital during tangihanga 

Advice on how to keep you and your whānau safe

Parts of Hauraki are at Alert Level 4
Auckland is at Alert Level 3

The rest of Aotearoa is at Alert Level 2

  • Any kaumātua, kōeke and tōhunga who usually run our tangihanga are likely to be older may be at greater risk due to existing medical conditions. If this is the case for your immediate whānau, they should not attend the funeral home or burial and cremation for their own safety. 


  • Always maintain the basic rules for hand washing and 2m physical distancing.

  • Face coverings or face masks are mandatory when indoors. 

  • Avoid any risk of sharing roimata/tears, hupe, saliva over your loved one’s body or coffin. This will help to avoid infection.


  • The number of whānau members who can attend a funeral home viewing or burial is limited to 50 people indoors at any one time for regions in Alert Level 2, and up to 100 people outdoors. 


  • Funeral directors may direct you and your whānau with safety requirements to keep everyone safe. 

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