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A Ceremony That Facilitates the Expression of Grief

It's the unknown elements that a skilled and experienced funeral celebrant will traverse to create and deliver a ceremony that facilitates the expression of grief responsively and well.  

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Five Reasons to Organise A Name and Blessing Ceremony

Beyond baby, a name and blessing ceremony is a time to celebrate your one year old, toddler, older child or perhaps an adopted child who is joining your family. Whatever the family dynamic, name and blessing ceremonies can develop bonds of love that connect to universal light.

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Grief After Loss

Grief is as individual as your fingerprint; it isn’t tidy and there are no rules or timeframes... We may experience a series of feelings, thoughts, physical reactions or behaviours as part of the grieving process.

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Sharing Ceremonies During Lockdown

For the time being, the way we hold weddings, funerals and other important ceremonies needs to change. Be assured that CANZ celebrants have responded well to the challenges posed by lockdown.

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Getting Married in New Zealand: The Legalities

If you’re considering getting married in New Zealand, you’ll be pleased to know it’s a relatively straightforward process. But there are some things you’ll need to do to comply with the law in New Zealand.

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Wedding Traditions From Around The World

Around the world, wedding traditions are as different as the cultures and people who practice them. If you’re planning a wedding, there may be traditions you’d like to adopt and incorporate into your special day.

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5 Good Reasons to Hire a CANZ Celebrant

When you engage a CANZ celebrant to officiate at your ceremony, you’re be employing someone who’s passionate about creating the perfect ceremony for you. But that’s not all. Take a look at these 5 good reasons to hire a CANZ celebrant.

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Winter Wedding vs. Summer Wedding: Which is Best?

Wondering when the best time is to get married? Can’t decide between a summer or a winter wedding? Here at CANZ, we think any time of the year is the perfect time for a wedding!

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Coping With Grief

Grief is a natural response to loss; it’s the emotional suffering we feel when something or someone we love is taken away.

Coping with the loss of someone you love is one of life’s toughest challenges.

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Meet Lianne Fraser | President of Celebrants Association of New Zealand

Every new CANZ president has left a significant legacy and big shoes to fill – this is a motivating challenge and with support from colleagues and the membership I hope to build on the depth of work that’s already happened.

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