Locally Owned and Family Owned Funeral Directors
This website enables you to find locally owned or family owned funeral homes in New Zealand.
Some people are not aware that many funeral homes in New Zealand are in fact owned by an overseas corporation.
This corporation owns funeral homes in Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand. They also own cemeteries and crematoriums.
People may not be aware that a funeral home is owned by an overseas corporation as when a New Zealand company is purchased, the overseas owner carries on using the same funeral home name as before. Only in the fine print would one notice a reference to the true owner of the funeral home.
Dealing with a locally owned or family owned funeral home is important to some people and ensures you receive service that is appropriate to your and your family.
The funeral director who makes the decisions lives in your community; they don't answer to a head office in another country. If things were to go wrong, you can talk to the owner, whose reputation is on the line.
The difference between locally owned and family owned is that locally owned defines funeral companies that live and own the funeral home in the town or city. Family owned means that the company is owned and operated by a NZ family, who may live in another town.
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please call 0800LOCALFD or 0800 562-253 to speak to a locally owned or family owned funeral home in your area.
All funeral homes listed in the Directory Page are proud to be 100% locally owned or 100% family owned; all these companies are also members of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ).