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Creating Your Advanced Care Plan (ACP)

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you suffered a sudden unexpected illness and were unable to convey your wishes about the treatment you receive?

An Advanced Care Plan (ACP) could help you identify what matters most to you, and be your voice when you're unable to speak.

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Celebrating Christmas After Losing a Loved One

While the festive season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, for those who’ve recently bereaved – and even those mourning years of loss - holidays can simply compound the grief felt over losing a loved one.

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Carol Pilcher

Carol Pilcher, National Executive

What a great privilege and experience it is to be part of couple’s lives on their special day. 

I would like to support and encourage all celebrants to belong to this organisation so that support is available for them to a deliver high quality service and ceremony.

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Shayne Elliot

Shayne Elliott, National Executive

I’ve been a wedding celebrant for 5 years and enjoy the planning with every couple and bringing the wedding together on the day. It’s so rewarding when there are happy tears and smiles/laughs all round.

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Top 10 Wedding Reading Ideas

Wedding ceremony readings are a special way to personalise your wedding ceremony. Here is an array of beautiful wedding readings we love to include in wedding ceremonies.

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A Guide to Naming Ceremonies

Celebrate the newest member of your family by gathering together with family and friends in a naming ceremony. This is your chance to formally introduce your new family member – whether a new baby, an adopted family member, or an older step-child.

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Why is a Funeral Important?

Funeral ceremonies serve a number of purposes: they acknowledge that someone we love has died, provide a chance to say goodbye, a time to offer support and be supported by family and friends, a reflection of hope and continuity for the living, and a chance to contemplate the meaning of life and death.

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5 Summer Wedding Tips

It’s no secret that summer is the most popular time of the year for weddings. If you’re planning a summer wedding, take a look at these essential do’s and don’ts to ensure your summer wedding planning is straightforward and stress-free.

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Using Your New Zealand Documents Overseas

If you get married in New Zealand and return overseas, or one or both partners are not New Zealanders, depending on your domicile country, you may need to get your marriage certificate apostilled or authenticated.

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