Funerals need to be more about the farewell and not the cost, says Casketeers star

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 21 Jun 2021, 9:15AM
Funeral director and Casketeers star Francis Tipene says with the proposed regulations the industry needs to up its game. (Photo / 123rf)
Funeral director and Casketeers star Francis Tipene says with the proposed regulations the industry needs to up its game. (Photo / 123rf)

Funerals need to be more about the farewell and not the cost, says Casketeers star

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 21 Jun 2021, 9:15AM

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."

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