Why Use Hardings

We are a family business

The Harding family established and ran the funeral business for three generations spanning a long standing 107 years.  Selling to Kelly and Shaun Judkins has meant that Hardings Funerals continues to be family owned and locally operated by people who do things the Hardings way.  This means putting you and your family first.  You simply tell us the type of funeral you want, and we will do everything in our power to deliver it.

Our home is your home.  Where you have a funeral is completely up to you. You might want a small private service at home, or our place where we have a small chapel for up to 50 people with live stream capability.  You may want a farewell on the beach, the family farm, at a place special to you, or you may want a huge celebration.  You choose a place and we will make it happen.  We have good relationships with several venues in the South Taranaki District, and can help you create an event for a funeral that is appropriate to your needs.

We listen to you

When there is a death in the family it is an incredibly stressful time.  Not only are you coping with your own grief but there are also many things that must be done before a funeral can take place.  At Harding’s we will look after the details.  We can organize the celebrant, flowers, newspaper notices, catering, service sheets, audio-visual presentation, webcasting and more.

We make the process simple.  We will take you through the funeral process one step at a time.  We explain things as we go and answer each one of your questions.  Our philosophy is “nothing is too much trouble”, so tell us what you want, and we will do everything to make it happen.

For some helpful tips to begin the funeral planning visit your first steps or simply phone us directly on +64 6 278 8633.  Call anytime, we are there for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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