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Resource Vault

A repository of information to dip in and out of as you navigate the journey through end of life & funeral planning.

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Shrouding

Dina Stander, poet, shroud-maker, and end-of-life navigator, writes about the beautiful ritual of shrouding for the Green Burial Council blog. Dina brings an eloquence to the topic that will educate and reassure those thinking about shrouding as an option.

A guide for when someone dies at home

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Natural Burial

A natural or green burial, is simply a burial that that minimises the impact of disposition on the environment. Everything introduced to the site must be 100% biodegradable. Natural burials are legal and possible in New Zealand. 

Home Led Funerals

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Advance Care Planning

Explore this practical resource from HQSCNZ that gives you guidance to document your wishes for end of life and after death. Download an Advance Care Plan booklet that gives you prompts to help you know what information to include. Make your voice heard after you can no longer speak for yourself.

Death and NZ law

What you have to do legally

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To embalm or not?

Provide facts in NZ, law and cost, natural burials

Provide links to articles

Provide links to alternatives

Personal choice - and that's the key. It should be by choice and not by default. 

Hospice, Death Doulas and other supportive folks.

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Death Cafe

Death Cafe is a social franchise set up to create safe spaces where anyone can gather, drink tea, eat cake and discuss death without any set topic, advertising or cost. These lively conversations increase awareness and break down fears. Death Cafes are run frequently in New Zealand.

How we do funerals in times of Covid

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Cremation & Aquamation

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Do I have to have a funeral?

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Further reading,

A directory of resources