Discussion on honouring the dead harmoniously

How the dead should be honoured and the role of funeral directors are just some of the issues being raised at hui to discuss changes to burial and cremation legislation, The Law Commission says.

A number of themes are emerging at the hui, such as which urupa the person should be buried in and how to deal with arguments over the way they should be honoured, commission legal and policy advisor Mihiata Pirini says.

A better outcome can often be achieved if funeral directs tell a family to come back when they have reached a final decision, rather than listening to the first whanau that expresses their opinion, Ms Pirini says. continue reading

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