Andrew Thompson

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Andrew started in the Funeral Industry in 2013. He first began his journey of Funeral Directing with Tipene Funerals and moved to Australia where he acquired more knowledge of the Funeral Industry in foreign environments. Andrew returned to New Zealand and started with Tipene Funerals in August 2020. He has cared for all cultures and…

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Stephanie Samu

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Stephanie was born and raised in West Auckland and is proud to be of Maori and European decent. She started in the funeral industry at Tipene Funerals in 2014. She is a beautiful mother of two and applies her nurturing skills in her daily tasks at work. Having a Bachelor of Psychology and Maori studies…

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Nikora Tipene

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Nikora is a son to Francis and Kaiora Tipene. He has been raised in the Tipene Funerals whanau environment and has been educated well when caring for loved ones. Nikora’s primary role is to ensure all ceremonial hearses are valet before and after funeral services, maintains stock levels for casket trimmings and assists Funeral Directors…

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Lync Hetaraka

Lync Hetaraka

Lync comes from a large family of the far north and attended Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi. A total immersion reo Maori school. He was raised with rich Tikanga Maori values which has assisted in his role when caring for grieving families on Marae. Lync has been with Tipene Funerals since 2017. His…

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