The Funeral

Live Stream

What is Live Streaming?

The funeral service is live streamed (broadcast) via the internet.  Only people invited by the family can log into the broadcast and view.  The service can be viewed live, or after the event and will be available online for up to 90 days after the event.

Families can pay to make the service available longer if required. It is possible to download a copy of the service for an extra fee.

Live streaming is available in all of our Lamb and Hayward chapels (Westpark, Wai-mana, AvonPark and the Christchurch Crematorium). We also offer a range of live streaming options for a graveside service or from other venues throughout Canterbury.

How Does it Work?

  • Your funeral director will arrange for the live streaming to be set up.
  • You provide the name of the person you would like to be invited to view the service online.
  • They will be sent an email invitation.
  • You can also forward the email invitation to anyone else you choose.
  • Only people with the event code and password can watch the service.
  • The email invitation explains how to connect to the service.
  • To watch the service online the viewer must have access to a computer with a broadband connection, or an iPad or iPod with the OneRoom app downloaded.

How Much Does it Cost?

A single fee of $224 is charged to the funeral account when you use a Lamb and Hayward chapel, regardless of how many people are invited to view the service.

If you require live streaming at the graveside or at an alternative venue your funeral director will provide a quote at the time of the funeral arrangement.

There is no charge to individual viewers.

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“We were extremely pleased and grateful for the suggestion of 'Live Streaming', most impressive, so many who couldn’t attend from around New Zealand and from Australia and the UK were so appreciative that they were part of the service.”