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Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living
 

Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Tipene, Francis
By Tipene, Kaiora

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A celebration of life and death. A book to make you laugh and cry. A deep, funny and personal story about the lives of New Zealand's favourite undertakers, Francis and Kaiora Tipene. Born and raised in Northland, the married couple and parents to five boys now star in the third s...eries of their own reality television show The Casketeers, a show about day-to-day life (and death) at their Auckland funeral business, Tipene Funerals. This is Francis and Kaiora's story, a story about a modest yet richly cultural Maori upbringing in the communities of Pawarenga and Kaitaia, the trials and tribulations of their love and marriage, the joy of raising five sons, and the dedication and mahi required to grow a business. It's also a book about traditions of tangihanga, tikanga Maori and Polynesian ways of morning the dead. Inspirational, hilarious, and wise: this is a book to make you see dying, grief and remembrance in a totally new light.
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ISBN 9781775541486
Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781775541486
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Published 4 Feb 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tipene, Francis
By Tipene, Kaiora
Category Cultural Studies
Indigenous Peoples
Death & Dying: Social Aspects
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 450g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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