Helpful Websites
For those of the Catholic faith, the Catholic Funerals website has been designed with the support of the Archdiocese of Wellington. This website allows you to plan a Funeral Mass; it provides you with all of the approved Bible readings, as well as many hymns. The website also sets out the Catholic Church’s approved policies in relation to funerals within the Church. As well as creating an electronic plan for a Funeral Mass with the ‘Funeral Mass Planner Guide’, you can save your plan to your computer, or email it to family, friends or the priest who is participating in the funeral.
The Eco Funerals website responds to the growing awareness of our impact on the environment, including the way we leave this world. Some people want to personalise their funerals while considering how their choices affect the environment. This website explains the eco-friendly funeral options available to you, and helps you to make well-informed choices. Eco Funerals recognises that our own funeral marks the end of our call on the earth’s resources and, just as in life, involves a number of choices that can impact, to a greater or lesser degree, on the environment. These choices include whether or not to embalm, the type of casket to use, and burial or cremation.
With the arrival of international ownership of a number of NZ funeral companies, Funeral-Link New Zealand was set up to assist NZ–owned funeral directors. It provides a central reference point for information relating to funerals and offers assistance when a bereavement occurs. You can be assured that all of the companies listed on this site are 100% New Zealand owned. We believe that it is important to deal with locally owned funeral companies. When you are working with a member of Funeral-Link anywhere in New Zealand, as identified on this website, you have the assurance that you are dealing with local people who care about their communities.