Funerals and tangihanga
Note: For information about funding for funerals and tangihanga, see below in this chapter, “Financial support for bereaved families”.
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A death in the family
Confirmation of the cause of death – Coroners
The website of Coronial Services of New Zealand has information about the role of coroners in investigating the causes of deaths.
Registering a death
The Births, Deaths and Marriages section of the Department of Internal Affairs has information on its website about registering deaths.
Burial and cremation
Local council websites have information about burial and cremation in their particular areas.
Financial support for bereaved families
Work and Income’s website has information about possible financial support for funerals and tangihanga. Click on “Benefits and payments / Urgent or unexpected costs”.
ACC‘s website has information about different types of accident compensation and payments that can be made to family members when a person has died in an accident. Go to: www.acc.co.nz , and click on “I’m injured / Types of financial support / Financial support if someone has died”.
Gathering kaimoana for tangihanga
The Ministry of Primary Industries has information on its website about Māori customary rights for gathering kaimoana for tangihanga, hui and other traditional purposes.
The website of Organ Donation New Zealand has information about organ and tissue donation.
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