Tau Huirama

Cultural Coaching & Support | Celebrant | Maori Energy Healer | Story Teller | Author


Tau HuiramaCelebrant services - Weddings and Funerals

Earth Stone Rituals is the name for Tau’s unique ceremonies and rituals that focus on truly portraying your needs, style, circumstance and wishes. He’ll work with you to ensure each ceremony or ritual reflects your unique situation, style, culture and needs in every way.

Tau has extensive successful experience in designing and facilitating wedding ceremonies and funeral services.

Wedding ceremonies

Tau has been a licensed marriage celebrant since 1990, designing and delivering wedding ceremonies for couples from a diverse range of backgrounds. He specialises in creating a ceremony that reflects and celebrates your unique personality and takes careful account of your values, culture and life.

>> Download the Earth Stone Rituals brochure for more information.

Funeral services

Tau has grown up in a bi-cultural world where death, funerals and tangi are an integral part of everyday life. He has a deep understanding of loss and grief and an ability to engage with families, whanau and friends in a way that helps create safety and comfort as he walks alongside you to design the service that best matches your values, style, needs and culture.  Tau is not an ordained religious minister nor is he attached to a church. However he brings a committed and gentle spirituality to everything he does throughout through his celebrancy work. 

When facilitating funeral services, he guides those present through the order of service as decided on by the family or whanau,  inclusively honouring everyone’s participation and contributions. His goal is to help those who have lost someone close to them, express their thoughts and final messages in their own way, within a caring, respectful and supportive environment. The funeral services Tau facilitates take place at whichever venue or combination of venues the family or whanau choose.

Additional Celebrancy Services

Tau's additional celebrancy services include:

  • cloaking ceremonies (a beautiful Maori cultural ritual that further connects the couple and their family or whanau immediately following a wedding)
  • naming ceremonies for children and adults
  • vow renewal ceremonies
  • divorce ceremonies
  • other family and whanau events and celebrations

Cloaking ceremonies

Many couples getting married enjoy having the ritual of a cloaking ceremony added onto their wedding or special event. This is a wonderful chance for family and whānau to be directly involved in welcoming new partners into their midst. You may choose to wear cloaks that have special meaning to your or your family, or alternatively two cloaks can be provided by Tau.

>> Download the Earth Stone Rituals brochure for more information

Renewal of marriage vows

Many couples reach a stage in their relationship where they choose to renew their vows in front of their family, whānau and friends. Tau will work with you to design this beautiful ceremony that can be as formal or informal as you choose.

>> Download the Earth Stone Rituals brochure for more information

Divorce ceremonies

Some people choose to bring the past life to a close and develop another sort of relationship with their ex-partner with a divorce ceremony or ritual. This powerful ceremony can recognise a new partnership that honours your differences and marks a new life journey for you and your children.

>> Download the Earth Stone Rituals brochure for more information

Naming ceremonies

If you’re looking for a unique way to welcome your baby into the world and bestow their names with love, Tau can work with you to co-design a ceremony or ritual that perfectly reflects your family and new life.

>> Download the Earth Stone Rituals brochure for more information

Tau HuiramaOther special events and celebrations

Carefully designed and skillfully facilitated events and rituals offer an important way for us to support, reassure and nurture each other, especially at times of change or growth. Tau will work closely with you to create and facilitate ceremonies to:

  • acknowledge loss and grief including facilitating funerals and unveilings
  • mark separation, divorce or other painful life transitions
  • celebrate times of joy, including birthdays, reunions, recoveries and times of personal and family achievement.

Contact Tau on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our office on 027 230 3312 to discuss ceremony or ritual facilitation and spiritual healing.