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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 >>

Funeral directors welcome scheme for low earners

Friday, 15 August 2014, 9:59 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Funeral directors welcome scheme for low earners 15 August 2014 The Government’s community finance scheme launched yesterday has been welcomed by the Funeral Directors Association as a safe way of helping low-income earners to access funds to pay for ... More >>

Council must not include scattering of ashes in policy

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 12:51 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Wellington City Council must give an assurance that the gathering for remembrance and the scattering of peoples’ ashes on beaches and parks will not be part of any crackdown on free use of public space, says the Funeral Directors Association. More >>

Funeral directors welcome Coroners Amendment Bill

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:37 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

The Funeral Directors Association welcomes the Coroners Amendment Bill which was introduced to Parliament yesterday by the Government. “This bill promises to make changes that are overdue in better supporting the role of coroners. More >>

Funeral Services ITO Confirmed

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 2:56 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

The organisation responsible for training embalmers and funeral directors has had its status confirmed for a further five years. More >>

More Time Needed for Cemetery Submissions

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 2:09 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Allowing late submissions on changes to Auckland’s cemeteries and crematoria bylaw till 5pm today is welcome but the timeframe is way too short, says the Funeral Directors Association. More >>

Cremation changes threaten 5000-year-old custom

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 4:30 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Proposed changes to Auckland’s cemetery and cremation bylaws are threatening 5000 years of traditional Hindu practice, says the Funeral Directors Association. More >>

Cemetery changes insensitive, say funeral directors

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 12:50 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Many of Auckland Council’s proposed changes to its cemetery and crematoria bylaws are insensitive to the cultural, religious and social needs of families and are too restrictive, says the Funeral Directors Association (FDANZ). More >>

Auckland Bylaw for Cemeteries and Crematoria Concerns

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 5:21 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Of concern is that the Council proposes that only an authorised person can fill in a grave. FDANZ funeral directors believe this change will restrict families from being able to fill in the graves of their loved ones. New Zealand is a multi-cultural ... More >>

Funeral Directors Welcome Community Finance Plan

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 3:54 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

The Government’s community finance initiative announced this week has been welcomed by the Funeral Directors Association as it maybe one way of helping low-income earners pay for funerals. More >>

Anzac day, every day

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 2:02 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

The old soldiers stand stiffly to attention as they salute the cenotaph, eyes fixed firmly ahead. The bugler begins The Last Post, that most mournful and familiar mark of respect. Not one stirs as he comes to his end, his bugle pushed down to his side. ... More >>

Work to Reduce Paperwork for Grieving Families

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 4:54 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Grieving families will have less paperwork to contend with if moves to streamline processes around the notification of death are successful, says the Funeral Directors Association. More >>

Work on Affordability of Funerals

Monday, 24 March 2014, 3:03 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Funeral directors are delighted that the Government has agreed to look at the affordability of funerals. The Chief Executive of the Funeral Directors Association of NZ (FDANZ), Katrina Shanks, and board member Stephen Dil, met Social Development Minister Paula ... More >>

Funeral directors elect new President

Friday, 14 February 2014, 5:01 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Last night the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) announced the election of a new President, Gavin Murphy, at their annual conference held in Blenheim. More >>

Announcement of the new Chief Executive Katrina Shanks

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 4:19 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

It is the Board’s pleasure to announce that Katrina Shanks has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand. Katrina Shanks commencement will start on the 3 February 2014. More >>

 

 

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