My name is Awa Roiri
I am originally from Wellington, Ngati Toa and have been living in Tauranga for the last 10 years. Tauranga is an amazing place to live, work and raise my 3 children. Before moving to Tauranga, I worked with local funeral homes in and around the Manawatu area, which helped me gain extensive knowledge and training in all aspects of Funeral Home Operations but more importantly, caring for families at their times of need regarding their loved ones.
My journey to become a Funeral Director began at a young age when my grandmother passed away and the funeral was a closed casket one which really upset me. I was determined that every whanau should be able to see their loved ones in their last moments to say goodbye.
I am very passionate about my role at Melrose Funeral Home and I Look forward to providing support and guidance for your whanau through each step to help relieve any stress and make the process as relaxed as possible