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Hope and Sons

Hope and Sons 2017

Michael and Jannette Hope continue to be very proud of the excellent team of valued funeral professionals. Our work-lives can be very busy, and pressure-filled but that is what makes our work so rewarding. The variety and large number of different people that we meet and care for are a highlight.

As well as work, the funeral team have to live “real” life as well – with growing families; world trips; holidays; health issues; family and health concerns; your beloved pets (trials and tribulations); schooling; babies; parenting; and grand-parenting; weddings; and funerals.

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Continuing the tradition of excellence!

by Megan Te Amo

Hope and Sons Funeral Directors are known for their high standards, attention to detail, and caring and professional manners - Celebrating 130 years!

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Training with Kiley Sparrow

by Megan Te Amo

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Hopes celebrate 130 Years at the Dunedin Club.

by Hope and Sons Ltd

The Hopes team caught up over dinner and drinks at the Dunedin Club on Friday, December 1st to celebrate the end of the year together.

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A Service to Remember 2017

by Megan Te Amo

On Sunday 26th of November 2017 Hope and Sons held a Remembrance Service for all the families they have cared for over the last year. 

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Dansey's Pass - Karen Smith (2012)

Hope and Sons Art Collection

by Megan Te Amo

The support for local art, having become a strong Hope family tradition, is reflected in the many works on display throughout our premises. 

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2018 Hope and Sons Art Awards - Entries now open!

by Megan Te Amo

Entries are now open for the 2018 Hope and Sons Art Awards! Entries close on Friday 23 March 2018.

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Helpful Hints for The Holidays

by Megan Te Amo

The holiday season can be a challenging time when you are missing someone you love. Here are some helpful hints that you may be able to use..

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Kapiti Coast - Paraparaumu

by Megan Te Amo

300 Kapiti Road has now gone unconditional, so we can share the address of this location with whoever you like. The due diligence has been completed.

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Team Updates

by Megan Te Amo

Administration, Funeral Directors, Mortuary, Printing and Multimedia, Reception Lounge, Dukes Road Crematorium, Bereavement Support Service, Management, Advisory Board

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Facilities/ Premises

by Megan Te Amo

Chestnut Villa, Dukes Road Crematorium, Dignity Funeral Services, Hope and Sons Anderson Bay, Hopes and Sons Palmerston, Hope and Sons Bay View Road, Whitestone Funerals Oamaru

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Training

by Megan Te Amo

Fingerprint Keepsakes by Kiley Sparrow and FDANZ Online Training Modules

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Great turn-out for the Orokonui Remembrance Walk

by Megan Te Amo

Last night, 11 October 2017 the Orokonui Ecosanctuary hosted a Remembrance Walk in association with Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

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Senior Vocal Festival and the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Dunedin Aria Competitions

by Hope and Sons Ltd

The Dunedin Performing Arts Competitions Society held their Senior Vocal Festival on the 21st-24th of September 2017

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Our 1961 Dodge next to a 1957 Chev.

Autospectacular 2017 

by Megan Te Amo

The Autospectacular 2017 show took place on Saturday 16th of September at the Edgar Centre. 

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Sensational Fashion 2017, A Mad Hatters Tea Party

by Megan Te Amo

The Zonta Fashion show was held at the Hub, Otago Polytechnic on Saturday, 16th of September 2017.

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Southern Cemetery, Dunedin

The influence of an Individual – Arthur J Burns, by Amelia Willis

by Amelia Willis

 For most people, the connection of the surname “Burns” with our past history brings to mind the statue of Robbie Burns in the Octagon and the impact of Reverend Thomas Burns in the development of Dunedin city. 

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Keziah, Martin, and Amelia

Congratulations to Amelia Willis of Columba College, and Keziah Woodcock of Taieri College.

by Megan Te Amo

The winners of the Heritage of the Taieri Competition

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Michael, Sonomi, and Jannette - August 2017

Tragedy - for two families

by Michael Hope

It is 20 years this week since Princess Diana and Mr Kiyoshi Yajima died in motor vehicle accidents - 31 August 1997

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Arthur Burns Memorial Trust Taieri Heritage Essay Competition..

by Megan Te Amo

The winners of The Heritage of the Taieri Competition have been selected and will be announced this Friday 1 September 2017.

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Orokonui Ecosanctuary Remembrance Walk

by Megan Te Amo

In Association with Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

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Corporate Sponsors 2017

Hope and Sons proudly supporting the Orokonui Ecosanctuary since 2009

by Megan Te Amo

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary opened in 2007...

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Hopes' timely donation of over $7,000 to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary

by Megan Te Amo

Michael Hope (Managing Funeral Director) proudly presents general manager Chris Baillie from the Orokonui Ecosanctuary a cheque for $7,125.00

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FDANZ Otago Southland District Meeting

by Megan Te Amo

Hope and Sons attended the FDANZ Otago Southland District Meeting on Thursday, 3 August 2017 

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Skylight Loss and Grief Awareness Week

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Loss and Grief Awareness Week 24 - 30 July 2017.

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Octacan Foodbank Appeal 2017

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Hope and Sons are pleased to support the Octacan Foodbank Appeal 2017.

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Death and Taxes Networking Event

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Lisa Breen (Funeral Director) attended the MBA networking event.

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YES! Youth Employment Success Celebration 2017

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Hope and Sons are pleased to be recognised as one of Dunedin's Youth Friendly Employers. 

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Trees for Babies (Celebrating families)

by Megan Te Amo

Trees for Babies - Harbour Cycleway - 14 May 2017

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Chestnut Villa's Lilliput Library painted by Taieri College Exchange Students!

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Last week Hope and Sons Chestnut Villa - 41 Gordon Road,  Mosgiel installed a Lilliput Library - built by the Taieri Blokes' Shed and painted by the Taieri College Exchange Students!

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Jodie Hope

Jodie Hope Earns NZ Diploma and Top Overall Student

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Jodie completed her NZ Diploma in Embalming in 2016. She graduated from Weltec on Saturday May 6, 2017 in Wellington. 

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Chestnut Villa - Lilliput Library

by Hope and Sons Ltd

We are excited to be installing a Lilliput Library out at Hope and Sons Mosgiel - Chestnut Villa, 41 Gordon Road, Mosgiel.

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Donna speaks to the Otago Ostomy Society Inc

by Hope and Sons Ltd

On Wednesday 29 March 2017, Donna Jenkins went to the Cancer Society Otago & Southland Division Inc. building to speak to the Otago Ostomy Society Inc on the topic of Funerals.

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Corstorphine Scouts - Car Wash

by Hope and Sons Ltd

The Corstorphine Scouts are doing a car wash at Dignity Funeral Services

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The Heritage of the Taieri Competition

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Hope and Sons are proud to sponsor and support another exciting project - The Heritage of the Taieri Competition.

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Lisa Breen, Hope and Sons Mosgiel based funeral director standing beside the restored grave

Arthur Burns Grave Restoration 

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

Hope and Sons Ltd are proud to have been operating for 130 years this year – 2017.

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Celebrating the Restoration of the grave of Arthur John Burns

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Hope and Sons proudly supporting the restoration of the grave of Arthur John Burns, founder of Mosgiel.

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Survivor 2020 Safer Journeys Expo 2017

by Hope and Sons Ltd

We are proud supporters of the Safer Journeys Expo which is designed to educate young people about safety in and around vehicles and to raise road safety awareness.

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Michael Hope

Whitestone Funerals Ltd

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Hope and Sons Funeral Directors have just taken ownership of Oamaru's Whitestone Funeral Services.

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Sophie is off to Melbourne!

by Hope and Sons Ltd

After nearly seven years Sophie Hall is leaving Hope and Sons to move to Melbourne!

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