Jul 17

Rotorua Death Café

Death and dying are something that we all face at sometime in our life, however we often don’t talk about it, and put it off to discuss ‘one day’. Talking about it can only be a good thing; not only does coming to terms with your own mortality mean you're... read more →
May 28
Social Media | Osbornes Funeral Directors

Tips for Social Media Etiquette After Someone Passes Away

Social media has become an essential part of our lives. Over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed more and more people taking to an online platform to express grief or sadness about losing someone close to them. Expressing grief through social media gives us many opportunities to say ‘goodbye’... read more →
Mar 22
Supporting children | Osbornes Funeral Directors

Helping Children Cope with Grief

Over the last week I’ve watched and listened to my kids discuss the events in Christchurch, a place where we lived, and where our daughter was born. I’ve watched and listened to them talk, process and understand in their own way what is happening. I’ve followed with interest what their... read more →
Jan 15
Oct 08
Personalising a funeral – Osbornes Funeral Directors

Personalising a Funeral – For the Perfect Send Off

Helping families create a meaningful funeral experience is what drives us to do what we do. It helps start a healthy grieving process and allows families to celebrate life, their way. Making sure you have a few things that are personalised & unique is the best way to put together... read more →
May 14
Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts

Thoughtful Sympathy Gift Ideas

When a friend or family member loses someone close, sympathy is a natural and immediate response. Traditionally flower arrangements are sent as gifts of support and sympathy. Flowers are a beautiful visual expression of emotion and respect. However, if someone very close to you has experienced the loss of a... read more →
Mar 06