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Māori Funerals

Māori Funerals

NZ born Māori or Polynesian families who have experienced a death in Western Australia can no doubt agree the process that occurs after death can be very different to New Zealand. This is especially so when the death is sudden or unexpected and the coroner needs to be involved. There can be a lengthy wait until a loved one is released into the care of the funeral home.

Hetherington Funerals aims to encourage culture, customs & family values wherever possible, especially when it comes to our Kiwi & Polynesian funerals or tikanga tangihanga.

We can assist you whether the whanau pani wish to take their tupapaku (loved one) home for a few nights and hold a service here in Perth (Te urupu) with a burial or cremation, or return home to NZ to rest in a local cemetery or whanau urupa. Our team of NZ born Māori & Polynesian Funeral Directors have worked within NZ & Australian funeral services and can guide you each step of the way. We will ensure your taonga is cared for with nothing but pure respect & aroha.

Manaakitanga (meaning to care for) is why we do what we do. To have a whanau, family or aiga instill their trust in us to care for them, their loved one & their final rest is our honour & privilege.

Our Complementary Services

Naturally, there are many other aspects that need to be considered when organising a funeral for your loved one. At Hetherington Funerals, we can assist you with funeral plan management, involving the following complimentary services according to your wishes:

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Our funeral directors are dedicated to offering affordable funeral services and the best funeral plans to relieve some of the stress involved in difficult times. If you require any further information on burial services, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at (08) 9459 2846 or leave us a message online. We’re available to support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

David

Very caring staff, my Mothers funeral was conducted with compassion, understanding and professionalism. thank you to all staff, very grateful for the service you provided.

David

Lorraine

Just a short note to thank you sincerely for the excellent funeral service you were able to conduct for my mother. The team was very professional and caring, and the day was relatively stress free, thanks to your efforts. Thanks again for a job well done.

Lorraine

John

Thank you for supporting the family through the preparation phase of Mum’s funeral and at the service itself. We were very pleased with the dignity of the arrangements and the staff assisting were most helpful. Please accept our sincere thanks.

John

Anthony

Very professional and reasonably priced. Will organise everything that needs to be done. Thanks Eric

Anthony

Barbara Bell

Hetherington Funerals did an amazing job in helping organise and implement my Father in law’s Memorial Service. It was held at their Chapel in Maddington. We could not fault any of it, it was respectful, dignified and every thing my Mother in law requested. We had morning tea which was served beautifully and everything was well looked after and unobtrusively topped up (tea/coffee/orange juice etc.) Everything went so smoothly, not one hitch and the Chapel is such a calming, reflective place. I would highly recommend Hetherington Funerals to anyone. Definitely a 10 out of 10.

Barbara Bell

HARDMAN family

We can say without hesitation that you delivered on your commitments in spades. You are not only congratulated but you should take pride in the way every member of your company shows a true commitment to your vision of your company’s goals. And in our case particularly you Ashton you are the right person in the right job. We have no hesitation is recommending your firm to anyone who is looking for a professional outfit.

HARDMAN family

Lorraine

Just a short note to thank you sincerely for the excellent funeral service you were able to conduct for my mother. The team was very professional and caring, and the day was relatively stress free, thanks to your efforts. Thanks again for a job well done.

Lorraine

John

Thank you for supporting the family through the preparation phase of Mum’s funeral and at the service itself.

We were very pleased with the dignity of the arrangements and the staff assisting were most helpful.

Please accept our sincere thanks.

John