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We pride ourselves on delivering a professional and quality service 24 hours a day. We endeavour to provide the most appropriate advice and suggestions for your consideration. Our services include:

  • 24-hour service
  • funeral and burial/cremation ceremonies
  • viewings
  • reception and catering
  • newspaper notices
  • service sheets
  • music library
  • video recording, slideshow and photography
  • monumental masonry such as plaques, headstones and temporary grave markers
  • bereavement support pack

Tangihanga are vital in Maori culture for people to not only grieve the loss of their loved one but also those who have passed before them.

Tangihanga is usually held over a number of days and at a marae. We, at Brian Darth Funeral Services, are very respectful of Maori culture and do everything we can to accommodate your beliefs.

Pamela has completed her Maori Ora studies through Te Wanganga O Aotearoa and has studied customs and beliefs regarding Tangihanga. Pamela, Brian and Geoff have a strong belief that the beliefs, customs and protocols of Maori need to be respected and would find it a privilege to assist you through such a difficult time.

We are aware that some people are very passionate about the environment and just because your loved one has passed away does not mean you have to forget about their belief in the environment.

At Brian Darth Funeral Services we can offer you alternatives to ensure you or your loved one can have an eco friendly funeral.

We can offer eco embalming, an eco friendly casket made from bamboo and recycled paper for service sheets. We are happy to accommodate the passion for the environment.

Pre-arrangement can be of great benefit to yourself and your family. A pre-arrangement is a time where you can record your preferences for your service, such as, where you would like your service, your preference to who you would like your minister or officiant to be, hymn sheets etc.

During a pre-arrangement we also go over and record all the details we require to register a death. By already having this information it can eliminate some stress from your loved ones at what is already a very difficult time.

When someone passes away in New Zealand their death must be registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages in Wellington. We register that persons death on the day of the memorial service. To register their death we require certain information from you, the family, in order to do this. The information we require is:

Personal Details of Deceased

  • Full Name
  • Full Name at Birth
  • Usual Address
  • Main Occupation in Life
  • Date of Birth
  • Age at Time of Death
  • Date of Death
  • Place of Death
  • Usual Doctor’s Name
  • Where Born (Town/City)
  • Ethnic Origin (if not born in NZ)
  • Did the Deceased Hold any Honors Awards?
  • Was the Deceased a Marriage Celebrant or Justice of the Peace?

Deceased’s Parents Details

  • Father’s Full Name
  • Father’s Main Occupation in Life
  • Mother’s Name
  • Mother’s Maiden Name
  • Mother’s Main Occupation in Life

Marriage Details of Deceased

  • Marriage Status at Time of Passing Away (Widow, Divorced etc)
  • Spouse’s Full Name
  • Place of Marriage or Civil Union
  • Age of Deceased at Time of Marriage or Civil Union
  • Age of Spouse (if living)

Childrens’ Details of Deceased

  • Ages of Daughters (only currently alive)
  • Ages of Sons (only currently alive)