Skylight is a not for profit national organisation that provides unique and specialised support to children, young people and their families/whanau through change, loss, trauma and grief - whatever the cause. They have many resources including books and other educational material, especially designed for children and young people. Courses and counselling support are also available
Online Tributes is a memorial website, where people can leave messages to friends or family members who have died. It also shows the important funeral information - when and where it will be held, the directions to the venue, an address for flowers or charitable donations to be sent to and it is a way of leaving tributes and messages online. tributes.co.nz is a fitting way to remember those close to you who have died.
A Memory Tree
A Memory Tree' lists all deaths that have been published in the NZ newspapers, recording over 98% of all deaths in New Zealand (archived since December 2006). For every person they open a unique page. The remembrance pages are available for others to leave a message, memories and condolences. They are free for 3 weeks, and then archived for future use. (Archived pages cost $19.90 per month to use) "It's easy to start building a unique collection of memories, just tell friends, family and work colleagues about A Memory Tree."
Masterton District Council Cemetery Archive
This website has been designed to help locate cemetery plots in the Archer Street and Riverside Park Cemeteries in Masterton. Simply type in the surname and christian name of the person you are searching for and it should show the plot in which they are buried (or ashes are buried)
Funerals New Zealand
This website has been put together by the FDANZ, the Funeral Directors Association that David Dew Funeral Services belongs to. It is designed to give the general public information about many aspects of death, dying, grief, and funerals. It includes links to grief resources for adults and children.
Funeral Directors Association
The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) was founded in 1937 as the New Zealand Federation of Funeral Directors. Its purpose was to promote quality, expertise and integrity in the funeral profession, and to promote the training and education of persons involved in the funeral profession in New Zealand. Today, FDANZ represents approximately 85 per cent of funeral practices in New Zealand. It represents the interests of the profession at a local and central government level. Members of FDANZ are required to adhere to the Rules of the Association as well as a strict Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. David Dew Funeral Services belongs to the association.
NZ Embalmers Association
David Dew Funeral Services is part of the New Zealand Embalmers Association. It is a group of like-minded, professional, qualified embalmers dedicated to the maintenance of the highest standards of professional conduct and ability.