The Thames – Coromandel district is currently at a Covid - 19 Level 4. In accordance with the Ministry of Health Covid-19 regulations, gathering together for funerals and tangihanga is not permitted at Alert Level 4. This includes gatherings at cremations, burials, open or closed casket viewings and funeral wakes both indoor and outdoor.
We are an essential service, therefore we are still doing what we have always done for more than 150 years which is taking care of your loved ones when you need us the most. Our team are here to help grieving families through this extremely difficult period while ensuring that their loved one is handled with dignity and respect.
With our new, state of the art, certified human cremator, and a simple online cremation documentation process, we are here when you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are proud to be able to offer our community and the greater Coromandel Peninsula region a direct cremation service at a significantly reduced cost.
Our direct cremation packages includes:
• One off Professional Funeral Director’s Fee
• Basic Cremation Casket
• Cremation Fee (Thames)
• All necessary paperwork and Death Registration
Within 15kms of Thames - $2450 GST incl.
Transfer from Whangamata, Tairua, Whitianga, Waihi, Paeroa, Ngatea and Coromandel - $2700 GST incl.
Transfer from North of Coromandel - $2750 GST incl.
If you need help with a direct cremation or would like to talk to one of our team, please give us a call on 07 868 6003.
For more information visit https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and-updates/alert-level-4/#funerals-and-tangihanga
We want to reassure you, we follow all the advice and systems put in place by New Zealand Medical/Health Authorities.
And your health and the health of our staff is our top priority!
Rest assured as Professionals, that we are fully trained in how to handle and prepare the deceased. We understand the dangers and will take every care with the deceased, your families and our staff.
We will take the time to communicate with you any new requirements from the health authorities, and we ask that you would inform us if you have any concerns or suspect that the deceased or one of your family has been in contact with potentially infected people or may be infected with Covid 19. We can also offer full web streaming of any gathering from our Thames Chapel.
All our facilities already follow the very highest hygiene practices, but we have increased the cleaning protocols throughout all of our facilities, using hospital-level disinfectants, just to be extra safe.
Coronavirus is most likely spread from person to person through:
- Direct close contact with a person while they’re infectious
- Contact with droplets of bodily fluids when an infected person coughs or sneezes
- Contact with an object/surface (with viral particles) and then touching your mouth, eyes or nose.
Dedicated Healthline 0800 number for COVID-19 health advice and information
The number is 0800 358 5453 (or for international SIMs +64 9 358 5453).
It is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We can offer full free streaming of any gathering from our Thames Chapel.