Professional Organisations

Hope and Sons are proud to be members of the following organisations:


Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand

The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ), established in 1937, is the largest national association of funeral directors in New Zealand. FDANZ represents the majority of New Zealand funeral directors, who together are responsible for arranging and directing over 80% of all funerals in the country.

With FDANZ members you can be assured of receiving expert advice from an authority in the field from someone whose understanding of the costs, processes and necessary care has been gained from industry experience. Members are subject to a strict Code of Conduct, underpinned by the Code of Ethics to which FDANZ subscribes. Their adherence to these codes gives you both peace of mind and quality assurance.


Funeral-Link New Zealand

Funeral-Link was set up following the arrival of an international chain of funeral homes, which started to purchase family-owned businesses. To be a member of Funeral-Link you must be both New Zealand-owned and a member of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand.

If a company is a member of Funeral-Link, you know that you are dealing with a locally owned funeral home. Funeral-Link offers its members the assurance that they have a safe place to share ideas for the benefit of each of the participating funeral homes.


Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Selected Independent Funeral Homes (SIFH) is a worldwide professional association of independent, locally owned funeral homes founded in 1917. Members operate under strict standards and strive to utilise best practices in offering families confidence and preserving their trust during times of need.

SIFH members are monitored to ensure that consumers receive the best care available, and feedback about services provided by our members is encouraged. Guided by the association's ongoing mission and Code of Good Practice, member firms are operated by trusted local professionals who are often considered leaders in their communities.

SIFH understands that every funeral service is unique, like the person or family planning the event. Its members are flexible in accommodating your needs and helping you through what may be the most difficult time of your life. The SIFH website has a section on helpful information for consumers, and covers what you should know, your rights, and questions you may wish to ask your funeral director.


New Zealand Embalmers Association

The New Zealand Embalmers Association (NZEA) is a group of like-minded, professional, qualified embalmers dedicated to the maintenance of the highest standards of professional conduct and ability. Only individuals who hold a recognised qualification in embalming practices are open to membership of NZEA.

Membership ensures the strictest adherence to the association's code of ethics and New Zealand law. NZEA is committed to providing the most up-to-date technology the world has to offer in mortuary services, so that members can take these skills back to their provinces and offer them to the bereaved families they serve. The association is continuing to pressure the government for the recognition that the profession of embalming should be practised only by suitably qualified people.