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The Casketeers star Francis Tipene

A funeral director is traditionally not a career many Pasifika people choose, but a reality TV show ‘The Casketeers’ has allowed viewers an insight into the funeral business. John Pulu spent a day with one of the stars, Tongan-Māori Francis Tipene, who is the co-owner of Tipene Funerals in Auckland.

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