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Old Nov 13th 2014, 1:28 pm
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First of all I would like to say thank you to all those who replied to my emergency flights post and those who
sent kind words in PM's.

Now i need to ask if anyone can help with information relating to bringing some of my mums ashes home to NZ.

The funeral director has told me he can give them to me in a specially sealed container along with a letter of certification
stating exactly what they are along with his relevant contact details.
Am I allowed to bring them home and are there any official channels I need to go through beforehand or can I just pop them
in my cabin bag and carry them with me
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Old Nov 13th 2014, 4:42 pm
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I am so very sorry to hear about your Mum. I hope you are coping ok. I have been away so missed your sad news.

I found this:
New Zealand Customs Service : Common questions
It seems like you'll be fine with the certificate from the funeral director.
Take care Col x
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Old Nov 13th 2014, 4:55 pm
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Hi

I'm so sorry to hear your news. It is hard when we live so far away.

When I brought my dads ashes they are in a small urn along with a copy of his death certificate and all was fine - and I had them in my hand luggage. And I will do the same when I move on again

Hope that helps and take care
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my sincere condolences
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Old Nov 13th 2014, 6:33 pm
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Thinking of u and ur family. xx
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Thoughts are with you and your family Col xxx
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Condolences Col xx
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Sorry that your mum has died, Col.
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So sorry to hear this. I've just found the following on the NZ Customs page which I hope will allay any fears:

There are no Customs, health, or agriculture restrictions.

If you bring the ashes with you, or have them sent to New Zealand, we recommended they are accompanied by a copy of either the death certificate or the cremation certificate.

Also, please check with the carrier of the goods if they are able to transport them.
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Sorry mate
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I don't know anything about the ashes either, but very sorry to hear about your Mum. Take care!
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Sincere condolences to you JustCol. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
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Sorry for your loss Col xxxxx
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Bad news Col..sorry to hear.
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Bless your socks Col. Have a cyber hug.

Your Mum had you & you seem to have turned out alright to me from what I have read, so your Mum was lovely too and I know you will miss her greatly coz she was your Mum.

Take care of you and be kind to you too. When someone you loves leaves forever it is never really OK is it. Always too soon.

As others have said you need the funeral director paperwork and a death cert. for both carrying her ashes back and also to allow you to have the space and privacy you need on the return flight. Make sure you gain that.

I shall simply wish you strength and peace for the days ahead and for her final farewell. You did the right thing entirely and have been with your family in the right place at the right time.

When you are back take time out for you quietly. Just let it all settle in your mind and I am sure you will find what feels right for your Mum's ashes.

All the best .
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