You may be surprised to know that following a bereavement, your priority should be looking after yourself, not trying to organise a funeral.

The loss of someone close is one of life’s most stressful experiences – trying to cope with feelings, phone calls, visitors, arrangements, and everything else that can leave you feeling exhausted.

That’s why you’ll appreciate us being alongside you. We’ll talk you through the options - when and wherever you want the service: locally or elsewhere; indoors, outdoors, home, church or our Pukekohe or Papatoetoe chapels, celebrant or minister, catering, and anything else you may want.

You don’t have to worry about legalities, paperwork or behind-scenes things.

You and yours can celebrate a life well-lived in whatever way you want for your loved one and family. We arrange everything.

Call us – we’re here 7 days. With us, anything is possible.


Address: 426 Great South Road
Papatoetoe, Manukau City, Auckland

09 278 8742

Fax: 09 278 8743


Address: 81 Franklin Road
Pukekohe, Franklin, Auckland

09 238 4794

Fax: 09 238 4795
Email: Email Waters Funerals
Office Hours: 8.30am - 4.00pm, Mon - Fri
Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.

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We're you.

We've been part of the South Auckland community since 2009, working with families like yours - often many times - from all over the region.

In 2015, to better meet the needs of families in Franklin and Waikato, we opened in Pukekohe.

We love the areas we work in so much, they're also where we live after hours (not that we get to take much time off).

That's why we know our communities so well and can cater for the wonderful diversity of culture, customs and beliefs of the people who call the region home.

In your time of need - or for pre-planning - call us to discuss how we can help...7 days.

We're local, here for people like you. And we're here to make a difficult time easier.




Two locations at your service

At our Papatoetoe and Pukekohe centres, you’ll appreciate the way we think of everything:

Pukekohe: Two chapels that can be used as one – catering for up to 250 guests.

Off street parking. Family and baby care lounges, kitchen, hospitality lounge, family & guest bathroom facilities;


Chapel catering for up to 70 guests – or more with our marquee (for the service and/or hospitality). Private state of the art mortuary – not all funeral homes offer this. Ask us why our onsite mortuary is an advantage.

Off street parking. Family and baby care lounges, kitchen, hospitality lounge, family & guest bathroom facilities;

We can assist with Service Sheet or other Memorial design and printing; audio-visual photo-presentations; music.

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Our Services

At Waters Funerals, we offer a range of services to assist you at a difficult time. Please click on a thumbnail below for further information.

Funeral Services

We will assist your family in planning a funeral and choosing the options that suit your families needs and your loved ones wishes.


Find out the advantages to planning a funeral ahead of time.

International and Domestic transfers

When a death occurs overseas and your loved one needs to be returned to New Zealand or in the insistance that your loved one needs to be returned overseas, Waters Funerals has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to ensure an expedient transfer and the transport of the deceased.

Death Certificates

We will help you obtain a death certificate which is essential when completing estate matters.


Embalming is a service that Waters Funerals offers to ensure a memorable and positive viewing experience

Preparation Facilities

Waters Funerals is one of the few funeral homes to have a mortuary on site.


For your privacy and quiet time we have two private viewing rooms available.

Our Fleet

We are pleased to offer a range of stylish vehicles.


We will prepare an obituary to be published for your loved one


We appreciate it is a difficult time and we aim to take the stress out of catering for you

After Care

Sometimes the loss of a loved one can be especially painful. We understand that the grieving process does not end with the funeral.