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SEASON 1

Episode 1

January 13, 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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Episode 2

January 20, 2018

PGR A close member of the Tipene whanau passes away and Francis is tasked with organising the tangi. Elsewhere a young mother is tragically taken, and her grieving family want to spend one last night with her.

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Episode 3

January 27, 2018

PGR A beloved composer and teacher returns from Australia for burial at home in Aotearoa, and Francis struggles to let go of the reins when his newest Funeral Director leads a funeral on her own.

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Episode 4

January 27, 2018

PGR While Francis’ right hand woman Fiona is busy with an emotional Tongan funeral, Francis fumes over missing biscuits and upsets his wife Kaiora with an unwise business decision.

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Episode 5

February 10, 2018

PGR New Series: 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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Episode 6

February 17, 2018

G Season Final. Francis wants to put on a show for the local rest home. Meanwhile when a young relative tragically passes on; Francis, Kaiora and their children all help to prepare a beautiful farewell.

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SEASON 2

Episode 1

January 14, 2019

PG New Season: Francis and Kaiora Tipene take us back inside the world of funeral directing with heart-warming and hilarious honesty.

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Episode 2

January 21, 2019

PG The funeral home needs renovating and Francis is the man for the job. Nona showcases her skills as a celebrant but Francis is nervous to officiate the funeral of a delicate death.

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Episode 3

January 28, 2019

PG A respected kaumatua passes away and is flown in from Dunedin and Kaiora supports Scotty through a traumatic funeral he must direct.

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Episode 4

February 4, 2019

PG Francis has new staff member, Fehe, assist him for the first time and a young Fijian woman’s funeral honours the inspiring performer that she was.

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Episode 5

February 11, 2019

PG Francis deals beautifully with the dead, but is struggling to keep things alive at the funeral home. A grieving widow queries her husband’s appearance and a staff member suffers great personal loss.

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Episode 6

February 18, 2019

PG Nona cares for a Niuean man who dies suddenly and the death of an overweight man spurs Francis to find new, healthy ways to team build with his staff.

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Episode 7

February 25, 2019

PG Francis wants to take funerals to the future, but he’s having trouble convincing others to come along for the ride. A case Francis hasn’t seen before requires special attention from the embalmer.

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Episode 8

March 4, 2019

PG Season Finale: A bad van purchase comes back to haunt Kai but Francis promises this time will be different. Fehe directs her first Tongan funeral on her own and an emotional tangi proves that animals grieve too.

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