25 Feb 2018

The Casketeers: putting the fun into funerals

From Sunday Morning, 8:37 am on 25 February 2018

The Casketeers is a local TV show that's been an unexpected runaway success - following the owners and staff of Tipene Funerals. It negotiates the fascinating world of death, grieving relatives and the reality of running your own business and its success comes from its blend of humour and pathos. It also gives a special insight into the way Maori and Pasifika funerals are prepared. Funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene explain how they have turned running funeral homes into must-watch television.