Keeping whānau safe during tangihanga 

Keeping whānau safe is vital during tangihanga 

Advice on how to keep you and your whānau safe

Auckland is at Alert Level 3 - Restrict

The rest of Aotearoa is at Alert Level 2 - Reduce 

  • 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 be attending the funeral home or burial and cremation for their own safety. 


  • Always maintain the basic rules for hand washing and physical distancing where possible.


  • 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 10 people at any one time for regions in Alert Level 3, and up to 100 people in Alert Level 2. 


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