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Everyone in New Zealand
has the right to an affordable and dignified funeral process


Help us put things right


NZ average funeral bill

NZ average funeral bill

NZ average funeral bill

NZ average funeral bill


Kia ora

Official paperwork requirements are:


  • derailing D.I.Y. funerals

  • trapping New Zealanders in the funeral industry's business model

  • and, in so doing, depriving the industry of the competition needed to curb excessive charges and predatory behaviour.

The fix is simple: the Ministry of Health need only issue a directive  requiring  doctors do the paperwork - a task which only takes a couple of minutes.  This would make funerals cheaper for everyone, not just those doing it themselves.   


Enabling D.I.Y. would introduce meaningful competition and lower funeral costs for everybody. 

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NZ average funeral bill

NZ average funeral bill

Death Without Debt's work is supported by:

Our campaign is supported by:

Recycling for Charity,

Community Law,

The Salvation Army,

The Aotearoa/NZ Assocation of Social Workers,

Wellington Catholic Diocese Social Justice Committee. 

Waikanae Baptist Op-Shop (grant)

Contact us to add your organisation's support.


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