Learn to make your own coffin

Coffin Club to be established.

Coffin Club to be established.

A MOVE will be made tomorrow night to establish a Coffin Club here in line with the growth in demand nationally for people to design and build their own coffins.

There have been five clubs like it set up around New Zealand since the concept was started in Rotorua in 2010.

“It was started in response to a demand from people who wanted to reduce their funeral costs,” said Taranga Kent, initiator of Tairawhiti Coffin Club.

“Members of the club can design and make their own coffins, which significantly reduces the costs.”

Ms Kent said they will hold a public meeting in the conservatory at the Gisborne-Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club from 6.30pm.

“Everyone is welcome and we will outline what is proposed. We hope for a good turnout.”

A MOVE will be made tomorrow night to establish a Coffin Club here in line with the growth in demand nationally for people to design and build their own coffins.

There have been five clubs like it set up around New Zealand since the concept was started in Rotorua in 2010.

“It was started in response to a demand from people who wanted to reduce their funeral costs,” said Taranga Kent, initiator of Tairawhiti Coffin Club.

“Members of the club can design and make their own coffins, which significantly reduces the costs.”

Ms Kent said they will hold a public meeting in the conservatory at the Gisborne-Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club from 6.30pm.

“Everyone is welcome and we will outline what is proposed. We hope for a good turnout.”

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