The following websites are an invaluable information resource, which can be used to assist you with planning.
Unique caskets, locally made and a New Zealand-owned company!

New Zealand-made casts and urns with an excellent virtual showroom to enable you to have a good look at the options available. Order through your funeral director.

Casket makers with an extensive range. Order through your funeral director.

Southland Disability Enterprises weave our beautiful willow coffins. Photos on our website.

They put ashes into glass paperweights – lots of families who have loved them

makes painted portraits from photos

An excellent website with up to date information on the establishment of natural burial grounds around New Zealand.

A wonderful charity dedicated to supporting people who have incurable breast cancer and their families.

What can we say about Hospice – running largely on donations they offer wrap around care for the dying and their families and are incredible.

Offer support , counselling, and groups around Auckland.

Long established in New Zealand Lifeline offers free 24 hour phone counselling and specialist counsellors available.

Great information for anyone suffering from cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross foundation has a huge range of information and resources on death and dying.

Browse details of celebrants.

Our favourite and local florist – Lynda is passionate about helping families to create flowers for the casket. Using mostly local flowers and affordable, friendly service

Felicity is a sustainable florist, preferring local flowers and using no floral foam blocks.

Another lovely florist, based in Grey Lynn but delivery all over Auckland

Lovely florist based in Ponsonby.

Timmy Smith is a truly lovely woman and creates beautiful memorial jewellery (amongst other things) from her studio on Waiheke. Highly recommended.

Yes, you can have a small portion of ashes made into a precious stone. We have seen the sonnets and they are really lovely.

Hand-crafted, personalised keepsake jewellery.

Lucentt have a range of memorial jewellery

Mortech have a range of memorial jewellery.

Provides wonderful resources for bereaved children aged 5-12 and information for parents.  Will also provide free counselling with a child psychotherapist for bereaved children.
A safe place for children and teens to phone to speak about any issues.
A place to help young people negotiate tough times.
An organisation to support children, young people and their families particularly in times of grief.
A great source for information for kids and families.

Free art workshops for children who have experienced bereavement or who have a member of their family with life threatening illness. Groups for younger kids and a separate group for kids aged 13 and over. Held every six weeks in it’s own dedicated studio, the workshops are described as busy and joyful and kids can attend as many as they wish.

This organisation is for children who lose family members in road accidents.

Support and helpline for young people.

Supporting parents and whanau who experience the death of a baby. Excellent organisation.

Specifically for parents who lose a twin baby.

An incredible organisation here in New Zealand, run by volunteers who have experienced the death of a baby. They offer memory making (casts and prints) and offer practical and loving help and assistance.