In The News

A snapshot of recent Funeral Industry news articles from around Australia and the world.

December 3, 2018

Supporting YOURSELF and your loved ones this Holiday Season

The holidays, although filled with family, friends and celebration, can be a stressful time of year under usual circumstances. But...
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November 29, 2018

Green Burial Option catching on in Canada

It took a decade but the green burial option at Royal Oak Burial Park in Cordova Bay, Canada, is catching...
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November 21, 2018

NZ Funeral Services Trade Show

The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) hosted the second NZ Funeral Services Trade Show, held at Eden Park...
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November 15, 2018

“Lost art of condolence”

An interesting little read on the "lost art of condolence". Click HERE
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October 19, 2018

National Bandanna Day is on the 26th October 2018!!

National Bandanna Day is the major fundraising and awareness campaign for CanTeen Australia. Held on the last Friday in October,...
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October 9, 2018

Cemetery grows as tourists from around the world visit graves

Room to expand is an issue that many cemeteries across Australia face, and a dog cemetery in Western Australia's Wheatbelt...
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October 2, 2018

Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees?

The idea of coming full circle and returning whence we came from is one that appeals to many of us,...
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September 24, 2018

Grave concerns for small town cemetery caught up in Anglican property sell-off

A small town is fearful that graves at its local cemetery will be damaged or destroyed if the Anglican Church...
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September 19, 2018

After a friend’s death, these architects designed a funeral home

After a friend’s death, these architects designed a funeral home. A Dutch architectural firm thinks funeral homes and mortuary spaces...
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September 13, 2018


Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. You don't need to be an expert -...
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August 6, 2018

Buyer Beware: Funeral Insurance

Most people don't want to be a financial burden to their family after they die - but if you've got...
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March 19, 2018

Where is an appropriate place to hold a funeral?

The trend towards more personalised funeral services is creating headaches for local councils. In Australia, funerals recently have been held...
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March 8, 2018 / Members in the News

Confessions of a Funeral Director

Dedicated funeral director Michelle shares her insights and experience around death and funerals... I can’t say ‘funeral director’ was at...
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June 14, 2017 / NFDA News

Rookwood Cemetery running out of space, mausoleums the way of the future

HAVE you ever considered being buried in a mausoleum? You should, says Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust chief executive George...
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June 14, 2017 / NFDA News

Top five funeral songs revealed

The latest funeral music survey found that while the most popular songs played at funerals in 2016 were largely sentimental,...
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June 14, 2017 / NFDA News

Plan funerals in advance: Save Money

IT IS a topic that most of us wish to avoid until absolutely necessary, but new research shows that only...
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