Harnessing grief to realise life ambitions

This week we had Ali from Align and Nourish Yoga studio on the Podcast. Ali experienced a series of loved ones passing away concurrently and used yoga as an outlet to help process her grief. She now actively supports her clients through yoga and runs classes in Whakatāne.&n...
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Tips for remembering loved ones at Christmas

The first Christmas after the death of a loved one can be hard. Whatever you’re experiencing this holiday season, whether it’s anger, sadness, joy, relief, or a combination of feelings, it's normal and to be expected. Holidays without the ones you love will likely always...
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10 things to do before you die

On the podcast, Bradley and Dean talked about the 10 things they want to achieve before they die. It was more of a life goal-setting exercise rather than a bucket list. But was an interesting podcast to tune into. The themes were family, freedom, personal achievements or fri...
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Important things you need to know for Death Certificates

At Gateway Funeral Services, we understand that many people are unfamiliar with the process of obtaining a death certificate and the significance behind it. We believe it is crucial to be aware of the following key points:Understanding the Death Certificate:Familiarise yours...
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Aquamarine: A Gentle Alternative to Fire Cremation with Environmental Benefits

A funeral director in Townsville Australia has designed and recently patented his own aquamating machine “The Gentle Way”. Dean was in Christchurch recently checking out a funeral home down there preparing a new facility for the arrival of an aquamator at some point in t...
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What does the New Zealand, Australian and USA funeral industry have in common?

Our latest podcast on Celebrating Good Lives discussed "What does the New Zealand, Australia and USA funeral industry have in common?"This was an awesome podcast session with special guest Hayley Waugh discussing everything from cremation, burial, coroners and everything in ...
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