The Casketeers: Season 4

The Casketeers: Season 4

The Casketeers: Season 4

Fourth season of the docu-series following Francis and Kaiora Tipene of Tipene Funerals, a sparsely-known but culturally important funeral parlor in Auckland's Onehunga. The Casketeers follows the stories of individual deaths and bereaved families, the trials and triumphs of running a business, traditional funeral and grief practices, and the quirks of the Tipenes and their staff.

A hit show locally in New Zealand, The Casketeers has been released internationally on Netflix.

2021New Zealand
ComedyDocumentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 4.1
15 March 2021

Episode 1

Francis and Kaiora navigate the difficulties of supporting grieving whānau during COVID-19 while operating under strict guidelines. Plus, with the mortuary now up and running, the funeral home has a flamboyant new staff member.

EPISODE 4.2
22 March 2021

Episode 2

WARNING: Deals with the issue of suicide. | With Tipene Funerals storing bodies during COVID-19, Francis goes on a shopping spree to decorate the freezer. Later, the loss of a young mother resonates through her... MORE community.

EPISODE 4.3
29 March 2021

Episode 3

Francis instigates an unusual team building exercise and Nona directs the emotional funeral of a family friend.

EPISODE 4.4
5 April 2021

Episode 4

The death of a young teenager hits home for the Tipenes and a Kaiora upgrades one of Francis’ favourite toys.

EPISODE 4.5
19 April 2021

Episode 5

Francis considers an unusual way of celebrating his Tongan whakapapa. Jay deals with the emotional toll of embalming a three-month-old pepi.

EPISODE 4.6
26 April 2021

Episode 6

A whānau trip to Queenstown is interrupted when Kaiora is called north to care for a dearly loved Aunty.

EPISODE 4.7
3 May 2021

Episode 7

The staff pull together to farewell a man with no family and Francis and Kaiora take a leap of faith, opening a new branch in Porirua.

EPISODE 4.8
10 May 2021

Episode 8

The team of Tipene funerals go head-to-head in a ten pin bowling match, but rivalries are set aside to care for a special kaumātua.

The Casketeers: Season 4 / Reviews

The Age

The Age

The Casketeers has an unsettlingly beautiful knack of switching from wry comedy to heart-rending poignancy in the blink of an eye.

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