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Death and dying: a panel discussion

Tuesday 21 May 5pm to 6.30pm Free

Join Auckland Cemetery Manager, Nikki Marchant-Ludlow, death educator Melanie Mayell and contributors to Freerange Press's recent release 'Death and Dying in New Zealand', for a panel discussion on the ways we approach death.

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We will all die. Yet, we don't talk about death and dying very much. Currently, and for the most part, a small group of people manage death for us behind closed doors. We are increasingly unlikely to know what options are available to us and those we care about. So, how can we prepare well? Are our collective and individual needs being met?

With an increasingly diverse and ageing population, advances in technology and medical care, and the social, economic and environmental challenges facing us, it is important to openly discuss how we plan for death as individuals and as a society. From tangihanga, DIY funerals and new technologies to funeral poverty, this book explores what a good death might mean today and aims to foster honest conversations about death and dying in New Zealand.

Copies of 'Death and Dying in New Zealand' by Freerange Press will be available for $30.

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