13 May 2020

Funeral directors, whanau welcome level 2 tangi rule change

From Checkpoint, 6:06 pm on 13 May 2020

Funeral directors and whānau who have relentlessly opposed the ten person limit on funerals and tangi are delighted with the news up to 50 people can now attend the service.

The Health Minister David Clark announced the change, which will take effect from tomorrow, at a media stand-up late this afternoon.

But there are mixed views among iwi leaders about whether its the right move - and one Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi plans to hold tangi for up to one hundred people at a time regardless of the rules.

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui reports.