About us


At Matuku Funerals, we understand that it is difficult for many people to talk about death. We all know it is a natural part of life, but it can be emotionally difficult to discuss, and for some it is frightening. As a result, not much is known about the various options available for death care and funeral planning, and what is available can vary from region to region.

There are many things that need to be taken care of, during a sad and stressful time. It often seems easier to pass these arrangements to someone else to take care of. However, for those who wish to participate in this last significant rite of passage, it can be an enriching and life-affirming experience.

In the past, family used to have a greater role in caring for the deceased. Family was responsible for washing and dressing the body of their loved one, and for other rituals associated with death. In times gone by, this care was considered an honour, a mark of respect and compassion, as well as a very natural and important part of the grieving process.

Each situation is different, and we offer flexibility and service to support you to make the choices that meet your personal requirements and ecological preferences. We have many options for services and care that give you a much greater choice in how your loved one is treated after they die. We are here to discuss this with you and offer our guidance. It is important to us that you make the choice that is right for you and your family. 

Matuku Funerals is a proud member of The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand.


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Laura & Mark Manson, Directors
Laura and Mark Manson, Directors