Kiwi Owned & Locally Based

Why Bay Cremation Care?

At Bay Cremation Care, we are dedicated to helping all people in the Bay of Plenty afford respectable, beautiful and meaningful funerals.

We are a proudly Tauranga-owned and operated funeral company focused on offering low-cost, compassionate and professional funeral and cremation services.

Our team of Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Members of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) believes that money should not stand in the way of bidding a memorable farewell to your loved ones.

That is why we are committed to offering funerals and cremations that cut costs, not service. Our caring, qualified professionals will look after you throughout your time with us.

We complete the same tasks as any funeral home

Planning a funeral can be a challenging process, let alone when you have been recently bereaved. That is why we are there to take care of the arrangements for you.

We are available around the clock throughout the Bay of Plenty region. The Bay Cremation Care team can help you with the following:

  • Transferring the deceased into our care
  • Organising a range of caskets
  • Embalming by our qualified, registered embalmers
  • Facilitating viewing of the deceased
  • Placing funeral notices
  • Organising the legal paperwork
  • Arranging flowers and catering
  • Preparing the book of remembrance, service sheets and photo presentations

Bay Cremation Care complete the same tasks as any funeral home

  • Transport the deceased from the place of death into our care
  • Offer a choice of either burial or cremation
  • Offer embalming by qualified and registered embalmers
  • Provide a 24 hour service
  • Provide a hearse to transport the deceased to the funeral
  • Organise legal paperwork
  • Offer a range of caskets
  • Facilitate viewing of the deceased
  • Place funeral notices
  • Arrange casket flowers
  • Offer a book of remembrance, service sheets, photo presentations
  • Arrange catering
  • Cover the Bay of Plenty region

Our Team



(Nat.Dip FS; Regd FD (FDANZ); MNZEA.)

Alistair Black

At only the age of 12, Alistair knew that a career in funeral services was the path for him. That is why, after leaving school in 1996, he began working as a trainee embalmer and funeral assistant for a funeral home in Wellington.

He began his formal industry training at the Central Institute of Technology (CIT) in 1999. He qualified with the National Certificate in Embalming and received the Noel McNee Memorial Award for practical embalming excellence.

Alistair returned to CIT in 2001, where he completed his National Certificate in Funeral Directing. Following a few additional courses, he combined his two qualifications to receive the National Diploma in Funeral Services.

In February 2006, Alistair moved to Tauranga to take up a role with a local funeral home before being a part of starting Bay Cremation Care in 2015. He continues to work as a funeral director and embalmer here in the beautiful Bay of Plenty and has served as the Secretary on the Waikato / Bay of Plenty District Committee of the FDANZ.


Let us take the burden of planning off your shoulders

Grief may be the most challenging thing any of us will ever experience. Whether you are planning your own funeral or have just lost a loved one, you deserve to know that you are working with a team dedicated to helping you create a deeply affirming celebration of life.

Bay Cremation Care will be there with you throughout the process of saying your final farewell. Our compassionate professionals will help you give your loved ones the memorial they deserve.

Please give us a call today if you would like to enquire about our funeral services or arrange to speak to one of our team members.