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  • Whitianga
  • Whangamata
  • Paeroa

Our heritage

Twentymans Funeral Services was established by William Twentyman in 1867 during the hectic gold rush days on the Coromandel and traded as W. Twentyman – Builder & Undertaker. This makes us the oldest operating funeral home in New Zealand.
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In 1990 the business was sold by the Twentyman family. We have kept the name, and the proud tradition and heritage of a business with its foundations in the 19th century. At the same time we have introduced innovations which will carry us into the next.


Military Funeral lead by Robert Twentyman, Funeral Director (far right of photo). Pollen Street, Thames, February 28th 1906.

Twentymans Funeral Services spans three centuries with over 140 years of service to the community.

Twentymans are members of N.Z. Independant Funeral Homes Ltd. This means we are part of a group of caring professionals who offer 24 hour a day service all year round. It also means that we have met the exacting standards required by the N.Z. Independant Funeral Homes Ltd, and that we can be relied on to provide an appropriate service with dignity and compassion.

Our symbol is your guarantee of professionalism, integrity, and service. All of our staff are registered and qualified, and we are proud to have been awarded the Business Development Board Award for Service. It's a reminder to us of the high standard we set ourselves and maintain.

Just as important as our membership of a national association is the fact that we are local people operating a local business. People know us, and we know them. We know the right providers, products and
people, and we use the best of these to ensure that we provide the best to you.

Our main office, chapel, and mortuary are located in Grahamstown, Thames . Twentymans also have viewing rooms in Whangamata and viewing rooms and chapels in Whitianga and Paeroa. Our central location means that we can cover all of the Coromandel Peninsula as well as Ngatea, Miranda, and Te Aroha.

In each location we provide a caring quality service and offer a comprehensive range of services.