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Life as a casketeer / Francis & Kaiora Tipene with Paul Little.

By: Tipene, Francis.
Contributor(s): Tipene, Kaiora [author.] | Little, Paul, 1957- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : HarperCollins Publishers, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 326 pages, 16 pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1775541487; 9781775541486.Other title: what the business of death can teach the living [Subtitle on cover:].Subject(s): Tipene, Francis | Tipene, Kaiora | Casketeers(Television program) | Undertakers and undertaking -- New Zealand -- Biography | Funeral rites and ceremonies -- New Zealand | Mourning customs -- New Zealand | Loss (Psychology) | Death -- Psychological aspects | Tangihanga | Matenga | TikangaGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 363.7509932 Summary: A celebration of life and death. A book to make you laugh and cry. A deep, funny and personal story about the lives of New Zealand's favourite undertakers, Francis and Kaiora Tipene. Born and raised in Northland, the married couple and parents to five boys now star in the third series of their own reality television show The Casketeers, a show about day-to-day life (and death) at their Auckland funeral business, Tipene Funerals. This is Francis and Kaiora's story, a story about a modest yet richly cultural Maori upbringing in the communities of Pawarenga and Kaitaia, the trials and tribulations of their love and marriage, the joy of raising five sons, and the dedication and mahi required to grow a business. It's also a book about traditions of tangihanga, tikanga Maori and Polynesian ways of morning the dead. Inspirational, hilarious, and wise: this is a book to make you see dying, grief and remembrance in a totally new light.
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Non-Fiction Alexander Library | Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kauru
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Non-Fiction (NEST) 363.75 TIP In transit from Davis (Central) Library to Alexander Library | Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kauru since 08/06/2020
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∗Stars of the hit television series The Casketeers, as seen on Netflix∗ Francis and Kaiora Tipene aren't your typical funeral directors. With their famous humour and big-hearted personalities, the TVNZ and Netflix reality TV stars are changing the way we think about death and grief.Life as a Casketeer reveals how Francis and Kaiora grew up in families that had few possessions but were rich with love and tikanga, and how they came to work in their often misunderstood profession. It's also a book about the Maori world view and traditional funeral customs. The Tipenes make death feel less mysterious and life feel more precious.But most of all, Life as a Casketeer is a love story - for whanau, for culture and for each other. It is full of joy and sorrow, tears and laughter.

A celebration of life and death. A book to make you laugh and cry. A deep, funny and personal story about the lives of New Zealand's favourite undertakers, Francis and Kaiora Tipene. Born and raised in Northland, the married couple and parents to five boys now star in the third series of their own reality television show The Casketeers, a show about day-to-day life (and death) at their Auckland funeral business, Tipene Funerals. This is Francis and Kaiora's story, a story about a modest yet richly cultural Maori upbringing in the communities of Pawarenga and Kaitaia, the trials and tribulations of their love and marriage, the joy of raising five sons, and the dedication and mahi required to grow a business. It's also a book about traditions of tangihanga, tikanga Maori and Polynesian ways of morning the dead. Inspirational, hilarious, and wise: this is a book to make you see dying, grief and remembrance in a totally new light.