Whānau devastated as level 4 restrictions stop funeral processes

By Rukuwai Tipene-Allen

Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions bring big changes to tangihanga processes. Pou Tikanga of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand, Tyrone Raumati says the restrictions make it difficult for whānau pani to give fitting send offs for loved ones but in a time like this, safety is paramount. We interviewed a whānau who are in the process of burying their father.