About Us

NZIFH Mission Statement
“To promote amongst its members the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and ethics, a spirit of co-operation and support, and service excellence through ongoing education, to benefit the communities they serve”


New Zealand Independent Funeral Homes (NZIFH) was formed by a group of leading New Zealand Funeral Directors to ‘Set the Standard’ in client service, Funeral Home premises and training.

These funeral homes must:

  • Be independent New Zealand family owned and operated.
  • Up hold the NZIFH Mission statement.
  • Have principals who are recognized as having many years of experience in funeral service and are acknowledged by their peers in NZIFH as leaders in their profession.
  • Have personnel that are well trained, professional and experienced and are encouraged to pursue continuing education.
  • Demonstrate high standards of professionalism, integrity and ethics.
  • Have a reputation for caring, personal service.
  • Funeral Home buildings and facilities that are recognized by NZIFH as being of a high standard.

Membership of NZIFH:

  • Provides the benefits often associated with a corporate group but with local community focus.
  • Allows us to openly share innovative ideas and approaches to provide our communities with new options.
  • Interact directly with training authorities to improve the level of industry training.
  • Promote the ideals and belief of independent funeral homes to local and central government.

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When engaging the services of an NZIFH Funeral Home, you will receive caring, personal service from experienced Funeral Directors.

For more info about NZIFH, contact our Secretary.