Below are some links that can help you and your family with financial support and grief support.
Registration of Death Certificate

This form is used to register a death with Births, Deaths and Marriages, and issue a death certificate which is the legal document.

Authority to Provide Services form

Generally known as the most important form when you engage your funeral director.

Preplanning Form

Now online, just fill them in, sign and submit them - easy! No printer required.

Work and Income NZ

WINZ provide a funeral grant of up to $2,445.37. Find out more.

Financial Contribution

Veterans’ Affairs NZ also provide one-time assistance for death related to service or Qualifying Service of up to $4,677.48.

ACC Funeral Grant

ACC can provide up to $7,491.95 for deaths that result from an injury caused by an accident.

Compassionate Airfares

Compassionate fares help you be with your family after an unexpected medical emergency or a bereavement.

Affected by loss or grief?

Get great advice and helpful support. Counselling services available.

Karen Gilmore

Experienced, qualified counsellor and family mediator. I am an experienced and qualified counsellor and family mediator. I have worked in counselling and related fields since 1982.

Rhonda Diprose

Experienced funeral celebrant. Caring For Your Loved Ones and For You. Bereavements and Funeral Services can be done with honour, respect and celebration of life. I am here to help.


The Funeral Directors Association is an association of funeral directing firms carrying out the majority of funerals in New Zealand

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