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Religious Funeral Rituals in New Zealand
New Zealand is a melting pot of religious beliefs and rituals from birth through to death. When someone dies, it is often religious rituals and beliefs which stipulate what happens to the body, how people act and what happens at a funeral service. Taking the time…
Where Can I Hold a Funeral Service?
In New Zealand, a non-religious funeral service can be held in a variety of places. One of the biggest issues is though, the stigma around death and dying. This has resulted in society wanting to hide away funeral services in specific venues. There are no laws that…
Ways a Funeral Celebrant Can Assist You
A funeral celebrant can assist you during the grieving process in multiple ways. Today we are discussing 13 of them. 11 Ways the Services of a Funeral Celebrant May Help You & Your Family - Organising what needs to be done can be overwhelming when you are already…
Preplanning a Funeral
If you've considered preplanning your funeral, you're not alone. As people live longer, they want to ensure that their loved ones have few decisions to make when they do past. It is also common for those with a terminal illness to want to take back some control and…
Māori Funeral Rituals
Māori Funeral Rituals can be difficult to understand when there is so much to learn especially during a time of grieving. We understand it can be overwhelming when these rituals seem foreign to you and we don’t expect you to learn all of them. Luckily, we have got…
Differences Between a Memorial Service and a Funeral Service
Are you trying to figure out the difference between a memorial service and funeral service? It can be a difficult task creating a service that will accommodate all affected by the loss of a loved one and different services can add to that pressure. To help you out…
What is a Funeral Service?
A funeral service provides an opportunity to farewell a loved one, as well as to celebrate their life. A funeral celebrant can help remove some of the many worries about organising the service, as this is something they will help you with. Today we'll walk you…
6 Types of Funeral Services
Funeral services are held to give those left behind an opportunity to say goodbye to a loved one, as well as a way to provide closure and an opportunity to grieve. Tradition has been that a funeral service must be a religious ceremony and held in a church. This…
What is a Funeral Order of Service?
After the heavy amount of grief you’ve just been handed, reading a bunch of information about what a funeral order of service is and what it contains is not top priority. It’s never easy dealing with grief over losing a loved one on top of having to find all these…
What is a Funeral Celebrant?
A funeral celebrant is a non-secular celebrant who officiates at a funeral service. Usually they are a member of The Celebrants Association of New Zealand and have completed formal training for their role. Funeral celebrants are not traditional officiators of…
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