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Kapiti’s chance for education around scattering of ashes

Friday, 9 September 2016, 12:37 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Kapiti District Council should add an education element to their proposed bylaw around the scattering of ashes if they do press ahead with it, says the Funeral Directors Association. “The Regulatory Management Committee’s decision to recommend that ... More >>

Funeral planning and pre-paying can’t be ignored

Monday, 5 September 2016, 9:53 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Kiwis aren’t great at putting money away for a rainy day. While some do manage to save money for the good things in life, such as holidays or weddings, planning for funerals is often not even considered, and yet it’s a life event we all face, ... More >>

Kapiti council ignores grieving families

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 3:48 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Kapiti council ignores grieving families, say funeral directors Grieving families are not being considered in Kapiti Coast District Council’s plan to ban the scattering of ashes on beaches, rivers and parks without prior approval, says the Funeral Directors ... More >>

Consumer NZ Advises Care Around Funeral Insurance

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 11:02 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

“The Consumer NZ report out today warning the public to do their homework before investing in costly funeral insurance is timely and well worthy of note” said Katrina Shanks, CE of the Funeral Directors Association of NZ (FDANZ). More >>

Take the Time to Talk Campaign

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:46 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) are launching their first national public education campaign today. Take the Time to Talk aims to encourage New Zealanders to discuss their last wishes and life stories with the ones they love. More >>

Auckland Council continues to fail grieving families

Friday, 8 January 2016, 4:48 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Auckland Council continues to fail grieving families, say funeral directors 8 January 2016 Auckland Council is failing grieving families in three out of six key areas of service in regard to the management of cemeteries and fees, says the Funeral Directors ... More >>

Funeral industry welcomes Law Commission’s recommendations

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 11:38 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Recommendations that funeral directors be registered and that more emphasis be put on accountability across the industry have been welcomed by the Funeral Directors Association. More >>

NZ’s first-ever funeral trade show

Sunday, 6 September 2015, 11:25 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

New Zealand’s first-ever funeral trade show will be held in Auckland on Tuesday. More >>

Pre-paying funerals important as retirement saving

Monday, 31 August 2015, 4:58 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Most New Zealanders don’t pre-pay their funerals even though it’s just as important as saving for retirement, says the Funeral Directors Association. More >>

Kiwis planning for their funerals not a priority

Friday, 31 July 2015, 12:16 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

New Zealanders do not prioritise planning ahead for their funerals, says the Funeral Directors Association. “One of the best gifts anyone can leave their grieving family is a plan for organising and paying for their funeral, yet far too many of us just ... More >>

Auckland fee rises unfair and will hurt many

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:38 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Many grieving Auckland families will be hit hard by the council’s new fees for burial plots, ash plots and interments which came into effect on Wednesday, says the Funeral Directors Association of NZ (FDANZ). Fees for burial plots across the ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay cremation fees unaffordable for more

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 5:23 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Proposed fee hikes at the Council owned Hawke’s Bay Crematorium will make cremation unaffordable for more families, says the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand. More >>

Council’s plans could put burials further out of reach

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 2:13 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Hamilton City Council must assure ratepayers that its cemetery building plans will not put the price of burial plots out of the reach of even more families, says the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ). More >>

Ashes decision right one, say funeral directors

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 4:54 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Funeral directors welcome a Christchurch City Council hearings panel recommendation that the scattering of ashes in parks and reserves be removed from the proposed bylaws and considered separately to other bylaws which were marked as needing prior written ... More >>

Grieving families should be able to scatter ashes in peace

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:48 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Grieving families should be able to scatter ashes in peace 18 December 2014 Funeral directors are relieved that Wellington City Council has finally dropped plans to charge families for permits to scatter ashes in public places. Funeral Directors ... More >>

Pre-pay funeral lesson from rest home case

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:23 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

A case where a man’s body was left in a rest home for more than a day because his family couldn’t afford to get him cremated is a perfect example of the importance of advanced planning and pre-paying for funerals, says the Funeral Directors Association. More >>

Auckland cemetery plot fee rise outrageous

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 1:22 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Auckland Council’s proposal to hike the cost of burials will make them unaffordable for many families and force them to cremate relatives against their will, says the Funeral Directors Association of NZ. More >>

Money Week – time to look at pre-paying funerals

Monday, 13 October 2014, 9:24 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Money Week – time to look at pre-paying funerals 13 October 2014 Money Week is a timely reminder that people should have a think about the benefits and peace of mind that come from pre-paying their funerals, says the Funeral Directors Association. ... More >>

Planning for your funeral – the options

Monday, 6 October 2014, 9:33 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Planning for your funeral – the options They say that only two things are certain in this life – taxes and death. For most of us, taxes are something we don’t have to think about because they are taken at source. But death is quite another ... More >>

13 graduate as funeral directors

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:38 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

They were presented with the NZ Diploma in Funeral Directing (Level 5) at a ceremony in Wellington on Wednesday night. More >>

 

 

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