The Ministry of Health has been conducting public consultation on burial reforms and cremation laws.
It's now looking to set guarantee price transparency and minimum standards for funeral directors.
The industry has been calling for the regulation alongside central registration.
Tipene Funerals director and star of Casketeers, Francis Tipene told Mike Hosking it's well overdue.
"The time has come where we need to up our game and make it about beautiful farewells rather than the cost of the funeral. So I think people have come about and the government has heard."