ASSIST

Aroha Social and Sustainable Initiatives Serving Tāmaki Makaurau

In 2021, we have put this programme in place to guide us in setting goals in social and sustainability practices.

Our entire business model is based on natural funeral practices, including the avoidance of embalming wherever possible. See our eco-friendly practices page for more information.

We have joined Sustainable Business Network, partnered with Trees for Survival, and record carbon emissions using Carbon Click calculator.

We can connect our families with organisations for organ and tissue donation.
We support local businesses and charities.

Trees for Survival

Trees for Survival is a charitable trust which works with schools and local communities to grow and plant native trees along waterways and on erosion prone hillsides.

We support a local school (Papakura Normal) with their tree planting days. For 2021 we have helped them plant 975 native plants.
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We donate $6 per cremation to TFS which offsets the carbon emissions created by each cremation. TFS uses this donation to plant a tree for each cremation.
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TfS 2021 Papakura Normal School

Cremations from April to September 2021

Cremations since rebranding as Aroha Funerals

Trees planted to August, 2021

To go!!

Sustainable Business Network

Sustainable Business Network is a business organisation that encourages and supports sustainability in NZ businesses. It provides a network that enables system change in the areas of climate, waste and water.
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Carbon Click

CarbonClick empowers businesses and their customers to tackle climate change, by making carbon offsets simple, trustworthy and cost effective.

Find out more

The CarbonClick calculator shows our business emissions are 8.39 tonnes of CO2 in 2020 – the breakdown of these is shown below. This is a starting point, and we will continue to measure these, and reduce emissions where possible.

Aotearoa Natural Funerals Association

ANFA brings together people in the funeral industry who employ holistic and natural funeral practices, in order to:

  • Share industry knowledge among members
  • Advocate nationally and locally for members
  • Promote ethical practice
  • Apply profits of ANFA to further the objectives of ANFA

Website will be available later in 2021

Local businesses supported

ADROiT Multimedia
Videography
www.adroitmultimedia.co.nz
Bud
Floristry
www.heybud.com
Catering by Debbie
Catering
www.cateringbydebbie.co.nz
Departure Lounge Caskets
Casket Supplier
View information sheet
DVD Conversions
Videography
digitalmix.co.nz/funeral-livestreaming
Gatting’s
Catering
www.gattings.co.nz
One Stop Copy
Printing
www.onestopcopy.co.nz
Peter Hendriks Panel & Paint
Casket Painting
www.peterhendriks.co.nz
Purewa
Cemetery and Crematory
www.purewa.co.nz
Remembrance Video
Videography
www.facebook.com/remembrancevideo
The Grief Centre
Bereavement Support
www.griefcentre.org.nz
The Wild Rose
Floristry
www.thewildrose.co.nz

Local charities supported

Guardian Angels

Supports the needs of terminally ill children and their families.

guardianangels.co.nz

Kenzie’s Gift

Supports the mental health of tamariki (children), mātātahi (young people) and families affected by serious illness or bereavement.

www.kenziesgift.com

Baby Loss

Supports parents and their families who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

www.babyloss.co.nz

Timmy Smith

Bespoke commemmorative jewellery.

timmysmith.co.nz

Sweet Louise

Sweet Louise provides practical, emotional and social support and services for New Zealanders living with incurable breast cancer. We provide the compassion and care they need to live as well as possible, for as long as possible.

sweetlouise.co.nz