Denise Radovanovich

Born and raised in Auckland, Denise is a mother of 10 beautiful children, and six grandchildren. Although the eldest of five siblings, Denise comes from a strong background mix of Maori and Yugoslavian descent and proud to be in the west. Denise’s experience ranges from hospitality and administration before coming to Tipene Funerals and becoming…

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Logan Tipene

Born in Cambridge within the Waikato before moving to a humble little town in the Far north called Kaikohe, and then making the big shift to Australia for five years before one more move home to Auckland, Logan comes to Tipene Funerals as a Funeral Assistant working with families in their time of need. As…

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Vanessa Tamale

Of Maori and European descent, Vanessa is the first person to greet you when you enter Tipene Funerals. Growing up in the West of Auckland where she attended Range view Intermediate, Rutherford College and later completing her schooling at Kaipara College and Church College, however still remains a ‘Westie’ where she serves families in her…

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Stan Neho

Although currently in West Auckland, Stan is a father of four that comes to the industry with all different kinds of trades and expertise from sound and lighting, truck driving and the funeral industry. Stan has been a Funeral Director and with the company for over four years and comes to the team with experience…

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Asuelu Sitia

Born and raised in West Auckland, Asuelu is of Tuvaluan and English decent. As a father to a son, Asuelu is the second eldest of four brothers and three sisters who were all born and bred in Auckland. Asuelu came to Tipene Funerals as a school leaver and was placed in the position of Warehouse…

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Fiona Tania Bakulich

Born and raised in Auckland, Fiona is of Samoan and Croatian decent. Coming from the Samoan villages of Fogatuli – Savaii, Vaovai, Falevao, Sapunaua and Falealii. A mother to one son, Fiona has been a Funeral Director for over fifteen years, first working with her parents company, Malua Funerals in Auckland which had been established…

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Kaiora Tipene

Kaiora Tipene

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 practising 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…

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Francis Tipene

Francis Tipene

A father of five children, hailing from the Northland, Pawerenga then further moving to the big smoke to start a new life and carry out his passion for helping people… As a recent graduate of the Funeral Directors course from WelTec with over 8 years as the Operations Manager and Funeral Director of his own…

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