Welcome to Urutapu  - Honouring Traditions, Respecting the Environment

Providing sustainable, affordable, and culturally sensitive funeral services

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About Urutapu

Urutapu is more than a funeral service provider. We are a community rooted in Māori traditions, offering eco-friendly and affordable solutions for end-of-life ceremonies. We provide a unique approach to funeral services that respects both our cultural heritage and the environment.

Our Services

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Kōpaki Tupāpaku (Flax Caskets)

Hand-woven, eco-friendly, and affordable, our flax caskets offer a natural alternative to traditional coffins.


Atamira Mātao (Cooling Pads)

An eco-friendly embalming solution, our cooling pads keep the body cool during the funeral, aligning with natural burial practices.

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Kōpaki Wānanga

We offer workshops that teach whānau how to weave their own kōpaki, providing a therapeutic activity during a time of grief.


Experience the Urutapu Journey

Join us on a heartfelt journey as we walk alongside a whānau, providing our unique, eco-friendly, and culturally sensitive funeral services. This video showcases the Urutapu experience from start to finish, demonstrating our commitment to honouring traditions, respecting the environment, and supporting whānau during a time of loss.

Watch as we weave a hand-crafted Kōpaki Tupapaku (flax casket), an eco-friendly and affordable alternative to traditional coffins.

At Urutapu, we're not just providing a service; we're building a community, celebrating life, and respecting the cycle of nature.

Join us on this journey and see how we're making a difference, one whānau at a time.

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Get in touch

For more information about our services, please get in touch. We're here to support you.