Our Team

Kaiora Tipene – BEd; DipNZBus; DipNZMngt; DipTeReoMao; Dip.FD
Executive Administration / Director of Finance


Born and bred in Kaitaia and from a large family, Kaiora comes to this industry as a wife and mother who loves spending time with her four children practicing and teaching them core family values to love and respect one another.

Kaiora believes that having such values are important practices as they are key attributes when interacting and communicating with families in their time of need.

After obtaining a Diploma in Business at Manukau Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Auckland, Kaiora was soon thrusted in to the seat of working within the Funeral Industry in Administration and Accounts and is a qualified Funeral Director (Class of 2017).

Kaiora’s role at Tipene Funerals is to administer, manage and oversee the reception, administration staff and the office of finance by ensuring that quality of services provided are well supported with all documentation, regulations and systems and procedures which are aimed at making family’s experiences stress free during funeral arrangements.

As part of the team environment here at Tipene Funerals, Kaiora and her Husband Francis are committed to providing the highest quality of service to all families regardless of ethnic background or religious belief by “Celebrating Life, one family at a time…”.

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