26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: No funerals or tangi over lockdown a sad reality

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 26 March 2020

The families of people who die during the lockdown will be forced to grieve in isolation.

Funeral directors will continue as normal through Alert Level Four but funeral ceremonies and tangihanga have been banned.

For some it may mean never laying eyes on their loved ones again.

RNZ Maori news correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan reports.