Posting a Bereavement notification


Naumaiplace acknowledges that providing the Whanau Pani with a platform to announce the bereavement of a loved one and the details of the tangihanga and funeral service is important.


This may also be a very sad and emotional time for the whanau member who is charged with this responsibility and for you, the Content Manager, who will “enable” the posting.


We have provided a few steps to help make it a smooth process:

Who can post a notification?  

Anyone who is registered to can post a notification.


Who is this service for?


This is for all Marae whanau  wherever they may be in the world. It is not exclusive to those who's Tangihanga will be held at the Marae.


What are the advantages of posting a notification on


·         Notices can be posted at any time – 24/7.  Unlike newspapers, there are no deadlines.

·         You don’t have to wait for the next newspaper to come out to read it.

·         Notifications can be done from anywhere in the world.

·         There is no charge.

·         What is written is not restricted due to cost. 

·         You can change the details as more information becomes available.

·         Condolences can be added to the notification.  


How do you post a Tangihanga notification?


·         A Tangihanga notification is posted via the Tangihanga page on the Marae website.

·         You must Log In first.

·         Follow the steps.  Submit.

·         An automatic email is sent to the Content Manager to ‘enable’ the notification.  For this reason, it is important for a Content Manager to check their website emails daily, and to have a Content Manager Contact phone number on the Contact page.

·         You can continue to edit the posting and add additional information as it becomes available.

·         Save.  It will show immediately on the Marae website Home page, and on the Tangihanga page.  It may take a few minutes to load on the Naumaiplace Home page. 

Guideline of what to include

You may not have all the information readily available, however, this is a general guideline, of what to include: 

1.     Full legal name (nickname may be included in parenthesis)

2.     Birth date

3.     Death date

4.     City or town of residence


Note:    Specific information about the residence should never be published for security reasons.


5.     Relative list including:


a.     Parents

b.    Spouse / Partner

c.     Children

d.    Grandchildren

e.     Great Grandchildren

 f.     Siblings


6.     Place and time of the funeral service

7.     Marae name and location if they will be going to the Marae, or other venue, such as a church.

8.     Place of burial.

9.     Contact details as designated by the whanau.

10.  A photograph that has been approved by the whanau can be uploaded.


Accuracy and completeness are most important

This sounds obvious, but it is not easy. Errors can slip in, names can be misspelled, dates can be wrong and information can be missed. The best way to ensure accuracy is to proof read, and then to proof read again.


It's okay to be creative


Be creative. This notification is an alternative or an addition to the customary insertion in the Death Notices in the back pages of the newspaper.  It contributes to the mana and respect we give for one who has lived, loved and been loved and had a life-time of contributions no matter how long that life-time may have been.


It would be a pity when we are no longer restricted to minimising information due to space and costs (as with a newspaper notice) that we continue the practice of minimising information when we are able to use as much space as we want at no cost.

For many people, their Tangihanga notification may be just about the only thing that is ever written about them in their whole life and death and can be a defining statement about them for the whanau, friends and whanau whanui (community).    

Note:  There are example Tangihanga notifications on the Content Manager Training Website. Consider posting photographs that convey peace and comfort as an alternative when a photograph is not available.

Page last updated 22 Jul 2008