Flowers are a wonderful and subtle focus for mourners attending a funeral. We are pleased to offer an array of various flower arrangements suited to the family requirements.

Waters Funerals are happy to arrange flowers on behalf of the family. By working with an experienced local florist you can be assured that they are always fresh and professionally displayed. Our staff are able to provide you with a photo album of the flower arrangements for your perusal.

After the funeral service the flowers can stay with the casket or be taken home by the family.


Sometimes there can be significant travel involved when attending a funeral which can also mean the need for accomodation.

We are pleased to offer you this link that will give you access to one of New Zealands largest online business directories. There are a number of Motels within close proximity to our funeral home. Locating your preferred accommodation in the Papatoetoe / Manukau area will ensure that you are in close proximity to freely and promptly attend the funeral service.

Alternatively, click here to visit the AA Travel site for accommodation options.

Grange Motor Lodge


A warm welcome awaits you at the Grange Lodge, opposite one of New Zealand's premier golf courses, close to motorways, Middlemore Hospital, Rainbow's End, Manukau City, TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre, Auckland International Airport and Botany town centre, 20 minutes to Auckland CBD. 12 ground-floor non-smoking units include studio, 1 and 2-bedroom (sleep 1-5), fully equipped kitchens including microwave, shower (3 have baths), Sky TV, DVDs, electric blankets, heating. Safe off-street parking. 9 units have private patios with picnic furniture. Free wireless internet connection in each room. Within 2 kms of 18 bars and restaurants. Access unit available. Resident owners: Pat & Bernie Taylor. Resident dog Mack, and cat Sunshine.

Knightsbridge Motor Lodge


34 modern ground-floor units. Walking distance to MIT, 15 minutes to the airport. Close to Hunters Plaza Shopping Centre and swimming pools. Spacious and modern queen-size bed and single bed units. Spa bath suites available. Cooking facilities in family unit. Wheelchair access units. Microwave, dressing table in all rooms. Hairdryers, irons and ironing boards and highchairs available on request. Cooked and continental breakfasts, room service on request. Delicious chef-prepared set dinner meals and desserts available. Plenty of free off-street parking provided on the premises. Handy to public transport. Taxi can be arranged.

Budget Travellers Inn


Ideally located close to Auckland Airport and 1.5km to Rainbow's End Theme Park, Manukau Shopping Centre, restaurants, cinemas, tenpin bowling, greyhound racing and more. 15 minutes from Downtown Auckland.

40 rooms, families and individuals. Ensuite rooms, double rooms with shared facilities, family rooms. All rooms with TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. The main lodge has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge. Groups rates available upon request. Tariffs may be subject to change.

Grief Counselling

Waters Funerals believes in extending our care beyond the initial funeral by providing you valuable links that will connect you immediately with various support services currently available in the community.

We will soon have specific links to a number of support services to assist you and your family through the difficulty of losing a loved one. In the mean time please feel free to use this search function to locate the relevant local services in any given area of New Zealand.

Click here for a directory of Grief Counsellors