Kaiora Tipene

Kaiora Tipene

Born and bred in Kaitaia, Kaiora Tipene is co-founder of reality television show The Casketeers. First airing in 2018, the series follows Kaiora and her husband Francis, who own and run Tipene Funerals, a funeral parlour in Auckland. 


The series focuses on families and staff, the stories of deaths and bereaved families, the trials and triumphs of running a business, local and traditional funeral and grief practices, and the quirks and relationships of the Tipenes and their staff. 


Kaiora and Francis have five children.

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