Providing a caring, cost effective & personal service for you & your family

about Hibiscus Funeral Services

Hibiscus Funerals is family-owned and operated.

Our family will work closely with you to organise a personalised and respectful farewell, keeping the process simple and stress-free. Here always ready to help. At Hibiscus Funeral Services, we specialise in the provision of simple and affordable cremations, burials and funeral planning. We believe in the importance of offering options that cater to different preferences and financial abilities.

This focus arises from our understanding that a dignified, respectful, and memorable farewell should not be a burden on a family's budget.

about Hibiscus Funeral Services

Tracey Brown, the friendliest funeral director in town.

Our Owner and Managing Director, Tracey Brown (DipFD), leads us with her wealth of experience and profound understanding of the funeral profession, providing empathetic and reliable guidance during challenging times.

At Hibiscus Funeral Services, we're not just providing a service; we're offering a comforting hand and a caring heart during your time of need. Trust us to guide you through this journey with compassion, respect, and professionalism.

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We have a range of services to suit your budget

The cost of a funeral will be influenced by a few factors, the first is whether you would prefer cremation or burial. Whether you’re planning something simple or sizeable, considering the costs involved in a funeral will help to make sure you and your family are prepared when you really need to be.


A cremation tends to be quicker, easier to arrange and more cost effective, but it doesn’t limit the way in which you can honour your loved one’s life.


If you decide to bury your loved one, the timeframe for the funeral service and the type of burial selected dictate what options are available.

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Our Promise to You

When someone dies, we often don't know what to do. The surprise can make us feel shocked and its difficult to know what to do next. We want to be here for you.

Professional & Compassionate

With many years experience in the industry, you can be assured that we will take care of you and your loved ones with the utmost respect and professionalism.

Personalised Care & Services

We take the time to understand your unique requirements, so we can tailor your package to best suit your specific needs.

Transparency & Affordable Pricing

Our transparent processes and affordable packages relieve the stress of funeral service costs, so you can have peace of mind that there will be no hidden surprises.

High Standards & Expectations

We are committed to going above and beyond to ensure your service exceeds all your expectations.

Customer testimonials

We do not remember days, we remember moments. - Cesare Pavese

"We would like to give our sincere thanks to Tracey and her team for an amazing, caring, heartfelt experience with saying goodbye to our Bubbles Hodgson. The celebration of her life was a happy and joyful service.  There was so much attention to detail and nothing was forgotten, right down to the bubble (machine) when we left the cottage. We would recommend Tracey to anyone wanting a very special funeral for their loved one."

Mrs Cairns and Family

"I cannot recommend Tracey and the team highly enough. We recently lost my husband and father to our 10 year old daughter at a young age. Tracey went above and beyond to ensure we were informed and comfortable at all times. The extra special touches, consideration and care our daughter received from Tracey were the extra mile. Tracey and the team act professionally with utmost empathy, respect and care. They made the worst journey our family wished to take a lot easier to traverse."

Mrs Watson

Give Tracey a call to discuss your funeral options. She's here to help

Frequently asked questions

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How quickly do I need to arrange the funeral?

There's no set timeline, but funerals in New Zealand usually take place within a week of the death. This can vary depending on factors like family wishes, cultural traditions, and availability at the chosen venue.

What's the average cost of a funeral in New Zealand?

The average cost of a funeral in New Zealand could range from NZD $4,000 to $15,000, depending on the choices made around the service, casket, burial or cremation, and other factors. For current prices, it's best to contact a local funeral director or funeral planning service.

Do I have to use a funeral director?

It's not legally required to use a funeral director in New Zealand. However, doing so can significantly simplify the process, especially during a time of grief. Funeral directors have the necessary knowledge and experience to handle paperwork, logistics, and other aspects of the process.

What do I do if I can't afford a funeral?

If you're struggling with the costs, there are several options available. You might be eligible for a Funeral Grant from Work and Income, or you could consider simpler, less expensive options like direct cremation. We can provide more information on the help available.

Can we personalise the funeral service to reflect our loved one's life and passions?

Absolutely. In New Zealand, as in many places, it's becoming increasingly common to personalise funeral services to celebrate the unique life of the deceased. This can include specific music, readings, displays of personal items, or even themed funerals. We can help you explore and implement your ideas to create a fitting tribute.

Still have questions?

We are more than happy to have a chat with you, please contact us for an appointment.