Notify one or more organisations of a death - www.mytrove.co.nz
There is a funeral grant available from Work and Income New Zealand. It is a lump sum payment to assist with funeral expenses, it is means tested and will not cover the full cost of the funeral. We can assist you with the application. You will need to provide us with a recent bank statement for the deceased and sign the application.
If a person’s death is as a result of an accident, an application can be made to ACC for a funeral grant. We can assist you with this application and usually do on your behalf. There may be other grants that dependants may be entitled to.
This site has a large collection of funeral related poems - Click Here
The district councils each offer a cemetery search service. Note that these are not always a complete record as some older records are still in paper form so you may need to contact the council that manages the cemetery directly. Otherwise, here are the links to New Plymouth, Stratford and South Taranaki cemetery searches.