Interview with Paul Brennan on Nights, Radio NZ – June 2016

Talk funerals and everyone has an interesting question – Paul asked about the possibility of burying his father in his garden, whether funerals are value for money and if funeral ceremonies become ‘cheesy’ and contrived.

Paul Brennan on Nights RNZ

Have a listen and then we strongly recommend you do your homework – take some time to think about your funeral choices, have the discussion with family and friends – then get on with living.


TEDxWellington 2016TEDxWellington – March 2016

We were very fortunate to be selected as a speaker in March.

A Natural Undertaking | Fiona King | TEDxWellington

The overall theme was trust and our idea worth spreading was to encourage families to take ownership of their funerals and not underestimate their ability to be ‘hands-on’.

We find once a family is empowered with informed options they gain confidence and began to ask ‘Can we?’ – Can we build our own coffin? Can we use flowers from our own garden? Can we use our own vehicle? – Yes, you can. 

We offered our insights and ‘top tips’ for arranging a funeral – reminding families to; slow down, involve children and that there is no normal.


Capital Magazine - May 2015CAPITAL MAGAZINE – May 2015

Broadbent & May has featured again in Capital Magazine’s article discussing your environmental funeral options in Wellington.

Click through to page 33 to find out about our local coffin makers on Thorndon Quay, Down to Earth.
Get Your Burial Rite.


SALIENT – July 2014

A weekly comment from a University of Victoria student perspective – this issue grapples with beliefs. We were interviewed by Gus Mitchell who wrote an insightful article on death. A Dying Trade


Capital Magazine - April 2014


Capital Magazine is an evolution of the weekly Capital Times and has become Wellington’s hot new monthly publication.

Broadbent & May is featured in their regular ‘By the Numbers’ column – an eclectic collection of stats. Scroll through to page 17 and read This Mortal Coil.




CITY LIFE – January 2012

Click through to the article on page 6 in the CityLife 2012 Welcome Back Edition Funeral Focus