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The Casketeers

The Casketeers

Francis and Kaiora Tipene are the passionate proprietors of Tipene Funerals. This is a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of their business and into this little-explored but vital service, where our culture's last taboo is being addressed with dignity and aroha.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Saturday 13 Jan 2018

    PGR Francis and Kaiora Tipene are the passionate proprietors of Tipene Funerals. Go behind the scenes of their business, where our culture's last taboo is addressed with dignity and aroha.

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      • Sunday 5 Jan

      PG Francis and Kaiora juggle the newest member of their team as they care for a well loved sportsman who dies suddenly and a brave father arranging his own funeral.

      • Sunday 12 Jan

      PGC Francis plans his biggest surprise yet for Kaiora to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Kaiora arranges a special funeral with a procession of Harleys.

      • Sunday 19 Jan

      G Francis and Kaiora take a road trip to his home marae and we are gifted a rare glimpse of the three day tangihanga process, as his dear Aunty is laid to rest.

      • Sunday 26 Jan

      PG Kaiora is confronted by a very special case and a Returned Serviceman receives a gun salute at his funeral. Meanwhile, Francis is obsessed with the chapel reaching new heights of perfection.

      • Sunday 2 Feb

      PG Nona convinces the staff to try zumba for a good cause. An elderly woman delays her own funeral and Francis is surprised by a glamorous family breaking traditions on the marae.

      • Sunday 9 Feb

      PG Francis grapples with who is his number one amongst the staff. A loved mother passes away at home and one of Francis' cousins says goodbye to the neighbour who raised her as her own.

      • Sunday 16 Feb

      G Nona farewells a close family member and the youngest daughter of ten organises her father's funeral. Meanwhile, Francis goes to great lengths to tidy the office.

      • Sunday 23 Feb

      G Season Finale: Francis tries to introduce healthy work practices, but gets in way over his head. A woman returns home to one of the most sacred mountains in Māoridom and Denise helps a family farewell their beloved father.