How do we cater to you in what is one of life’s most difficult time periods? We pay close attention to your needs, guiding you with the experience we have garnered through over 30 years and 3 generations in the industry. As the market leader in terms of High Quality Affordable Funeral Services, we always strive to give you a 100% accurate appraisal of costs incurred, while taking care of all the administrative details great and small so that it is ensured that your loved one’s funeral service is meaningful, personal, and without the burden of financial headaches distracting you from the ceremony of remembrance.
Māori Funerals (tangihanga)
Māori Funeral traditions have changed little since pre-colonial times. The influence of European culture is scarcely felt, Māori funeral processes instead continuing to hark back to the olden days – only minor updates have been made, with most practices remaining true to the roots and origins of the Māori people. For the reason that the tangihanga is the least changed tradition since the arrival of Pakeha, as well as other factors both cultural and practical, out of all Māori ceremonies the tangihanga is seen by many as the most important.
Some of our services
Our team of funeral directors are a compassionate, culturally sensitive group of people with one goal – arranging a funeral affordably and to your requirements. Here are some of the things that our directors can do for you – for a more detailed list, see our price list available on all pages.
At Lagoon View Funeral Services, our directors can carry out, either personally or in a supervising role, the following:
- The transporting of your loved one from homes or hospitals
- Advising the bereaved on any of the necessary arrangements
- Preparing your loved one for viewing, burials, Lagoon tangihanga and/or direct and standard cremations
- The organising of the service and reception
- Transportation of the casket to your chosen burial or cremation site
- Assisting with any of the legal details, such as the registration of the death or dealing with WINZ funeral grants, Kiwisaver withdrawals, estate withdrawals, and ACC claims
Additionally, we offer traditional tangihanga as part of our High Quality Affordable Funeral Services, as well as standard and direct cremations, and all at the lowest cost anywhere in Auckland.
Ceremonies are an important part of our lives. Ceremony is used to mark such important rites of passage as anniversaries, coming of age, getting married, being born and of course dying. No matter what faith or nationality, each and all of us have our own rituals, rites and ceremonies that are performed at the time of one’s passing, and they all are carried out with the same intent – to commemorate, honour and bless the departed. We are here to help you through the most difficult of times with empathy, tact and discretion.
A funeral service is one such ceremony, where the family and friends of one recently passed say goodbye. We acknowledge, remember and celebrate their life. Lagoon View Funeral Services will see your loved ones off with care and respect, and cater to your wishes so as to make their funeral both personal and memorable.
The organisation of and taking part in funeral services aids the bereaved in the grieving process by giving focus to the loss of your loved one. These services offer support to family and friends at a time when they are most vulnerable. Through the gathering together and sharing of stories, playing of music that meant something to the departed, reading verses, singing together, communally looking at photos and videos and reminiscing about your time together, we begin in a healthy way the process of accepting their death and saying goodbye.
We will assist you in seeing your loved ones off, respectfully and with great care, while catering to your needs and wishes so as to make their funeral both personal and memorable.
Get in touch with us at Lagoon View Funeral Services today to organise your funeral, so that we can discuss the celebration of your loved one’s life. We are here not only to organise, but also to ease the financial burden. Call us at 09 527 1866 to begin making arrangements today.