Professional Organisations


Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand

FDANZ, established in 1937, is the largest national association of funeral directors in New Zealand. FDANZ represents the majority of New Zealand funeral directors, who together are responsible for arranging and directing over 80% of all funerals in the country. With FDANZ members you can be assured of receiving expert advice from an authority in the field – from someone whose understanding of the costs, processes and necessary care has been gained from industry experience. Members are subject to a strict Code of Conduct, underpinned by the Code of Ethics to which FDANZ subscribes. Their adherence to these codes gives you both peace of mind and quality assurance.

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Funeral-Link New Zealand

Funeral-Link was set up following the arrival of an international chain of funeral homes, which started to purchase family owned businesses. To be a member of Funeral-Link you must be both New Zealand owned and a member of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand. If a company is a member of Funeral-Link, you know that you are dealing with a locally owned funeral home. Funeral-Link offers its members the assurance that they have a safe place to share ideas for the benefit of each of the participating funeral homes.

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Selected Independent Funeral Homes

We are a trade association serving firms in the independent funeral service profession. Selected Independent Funeral Homes is a non-profit trade association providing a select group of top-tier independent funeral homes with connectivity and educational resources to support their profitable growth and to help them best serve families.

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Locally Owned Funeral Directors

We are members of the Locally Owned funeral directors group. Like funeral-link this group identifies who is locally owned in our community. There is a large corporate chain which operates in New Zealand, It goes under the name of Bledisloe NZ or Invocare. When the corporate purchases a funeral business it doesn't change the name of the company it purchases, so it is often difficult for members of the public to identify who the corporate is.

Members of the locally Owned group in our region are:

  • Harbour City Funeral Home (Wellington, Lower Hutt, and Upper Hutt)
  • The Wilson Funeral Home (Newtown and Karori)
  • Guardian Funeral Home (Johnsonville and Tawa)

Other locally owned funeral companies which operate outside the locally owned funeral directors group are: 

  • Croft Funeral Home (Lower Hutt)
  • Ninness Funeral Home (Porirua)

The corporate funeral companies which operate in our region are:

  • Lychgate Funerals (Wellington, Karori, and Johnsonville)
  • E. Morris Junior Simplicity Funerals (Wellington Region)
  • Gee and Hickton Funeral Directors (Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt)
  • Wheelers Guardian Funeral Home (Porirua)

Harbour City Funeral Homes