New Zealand Master Monumental Masons Association
The New Zealand Master Monumental Masons Association is a professional network of individuals and businesses dedicated to furthering the memorial stonemasonry industry in New Zealand, increasing understanding in all matters relating to natural stone memorials and safeguarding the interests of the bereaved. We achieve our goals through the promotion of high standards of service and products, assuring clients who use members of our Association a wide choice of premium quality professional monumental masons.
Why become a member of
Our core purpose is to promote the monumental stonemasonry industry of New Zealand and to increase awareness amongst the general public and local councils of our aims, skills, expertise and resources with regard to memorial stonemasonry. Our members are at the forefront of the drive to perpetuate the strong tradition and history of New Zealand monumental stonemasonry, which gives their work an unsurpassed pedigree.
Approximately one third of all New Zealand monumental stonemasonry businesses are members of the Association, and they currently deal with 75% of all monuments erected in New Zealand.
Why should clients choose members of our Association?
Our members are well-established New Zealand businesses imbued with a strong tradition of quality service to the New Zealand public. Often family-run businesses, which have passed down from generation to generation, our members understand how to provide compassionate and professional support to grieving relatives and friends, and alleviate much of the stress associated with making the right choices in creating a lasting memorial to their loved one.
Choosing a fitting memorial will enable the client to celebrate, remember and reflect on the life of their loved one as well as beginning the process of grieving for them. Our members are part of the continuation of a long heritage of providing just such a service to the New Zealand public.
Additionally, dealing with an NZMMMA member gives the client an assurance that all installation work will be guaranteed by the Association. Our members have access to training and information overseen by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) to enable them to maintain their professional skills and give them access to current legislative requirements for the production and installation of monuments.
Grieving for a Loved One
The death of a loved one is a devastating event. Trying to function as normal and look after yourself and your other surviving loved ones is often traumatic enough, without the added stress of having to make funeral and memorial arrangements. The bereaved also feel an absolute imperative to “get everything exactly right” when trying to pay tribute to their departed loved one, which adds even greater pressure at one of the most difficult and upsetting times that anyone has to face.
Often the process of arranging a funeral, and choosing a memorial stone to create a lasting tribute, allows the bereaved to celebrate the life of their loved one and to express and share their emotions productively. Putting in place a memorial stone will enable you to mark the event and create a defined point from which to move forward and begin to come to terms with your loss. It is widely recognised that being about to visit a cemetery and view a loved one’s memorial headstone helps with the grieving process. A memorial headstone can act as a catalyst in helping the bereaved to focus on past memories in a helpful manner, free emotion and allowing healing and comfort in your grieving process.