Gateway Funeral Services

From Our Family To Yours,

With Dignity

First and Only Funeral Home in Kawerau

Our Motto: the Four C’s

We will provide Compassion to you and your family, while allowing you to Control how you would like the farewell go, as we provide the Co-ordination to make sure your funeral journey runs smoothly with Care and support of our dedicated funeral staff.

Compassionate Funeral Directors

Kawerau and Eastern Bay

Our compassionate funeral directors at Gateway Funeral Services are based in Kawerau and we service Kawerau and the wider Eastern Bay area. We provide individualised funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.

Our staff of dedicated professionals are available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. Our staff are well known for their care and consideration for families through difficult times.

From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Gateway Funeral Services will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service.

Gateway’s honest service and commitment to excellence have served our customers well, and you can rest assured that we can assist you in your time of need. 

Gateway Funeral Services is known for compassion, discretion and respect throughout Kawerau and the Eastern Bay. 

Whether you have come to our site for information about an upcoming service or to make arrangements for one, we hope the information you find here will be helpful.

Our Gateway Services

When Someone Passes

Gateway Funeral Services Advice

When your loved one has been unwell and has passed away and it was an expected death you need to contact their doctor. The reason their doctor needs to be notified is so they can supply a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.

When your loved one passes away unexpectedly the first thing you need to do is contact emergency services -111 notify them of what has happened and advise them that you would like Gateway Funeral Services to arrange all funeral related services.

If your loved one has been unwell and is in Hospital or in a Rest home, its likely the staff will ask which Funeral Home you would like to conduct the funeral services. At this point advise them you would like Gateway Funeral Services, Kawerau.

Help and Information

Writing a Eulogy

A guide to writing a Eulogy

Funeral Grants

There are options available for funeral grants

General Info

Information about catering, service sheets and more

Compassionate Air Fares

Air New Zealand offer compassionate air fares.

For More Information

Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information on

 Gateway Funeral Services Kawerau

(07) 308 6102