The Law Commission has published an Issues Paper exploring the current legal framework for burial and cremation in New Zealand.  Among other things, the paper suggests options for reforms in the law, including making changes to modernise the current burial and cemetery requirements, to regulate funeral service providers and crematoria and to establish a new statutory regime to assist individuals to make decisions about what happens to their body after death and to manage family disputes about burials.  Submissions on the Issues Paper are due by Friday 20 December 2013. Further information is available here.