• Oh Helen....

    I opened your email this morning and cried my eyes out.

    Thank you so much Helen, not just for the end result (which is beautiful) but for personally helping me to move through this process.

    At the start, I couldn't face it, I was certain I couldn't do it. I was torn between wanting to honour mum with a beautiful headstone but at the same time not wanting her to have a headstone because that would make what happened real - a concept I've struggled with since she left.

    So I was stuck, and couldn't see a way out. But then Tony introduced me to you and you somehow gently guided me through.

    God bless you Helen for caring so much, the world would be a better place if we had more people like you in it.

    Thank you again, Diane Gavet

  • Moe and Aro Memorial, Mangere Team!

    On behalf of the Tu'ipulotu Family we Thank you so very much for the hard work and the dedication you have put into our parents' headstone. The unveiling on the 7th July, 18 was beautiful.

    It was an unforgettable day for the whole family in Tonga and abroad. Your efforts made this day possible. The headstone and the photo make the memories of our parents come alive and we will treasure them forever.

    Once again, thank you very much, Keep up the Good Work!

  • New Lynn,

    Thank you so much Helen and Aro Memorials and the team for working with us in such a helpful and understanding manner. We are really pleased with the beautiful headstone. Please find attached a photo of our we gathering of grandchildren.

    Many thanks on behalf of the Wilson family

  • Love it, thank you so much Sally.

    Appreciate all at Aro Memorials for helping us through this process and also amoungst covid19's uncertain times. Wishing you all the best as well.

    Warm regards,

    Melina & the Uasi family

  • Malo e lelei Colette

    I would like to thank you on behalf of the Filihia family for everything you did for my family to get the headstone completed on time. With all the crazy last minute changes and plans you continued to help us regardless. Thank you soooo much. The day was beautiful with the sun out and everything went accorsing to plan. May God continue to bless you as continue to help our community and families like mine with your line of work.

    Again, Thank You Colette!!

    Ofa Lahi Atu!!

    Filihia Family

  • Hi Moe,

    Thank you so much for your prompt email, I just received the information I asked for. Precisely, Moe, Eric and the Aro Memorial Team, we also thank you a million for your good hard work, the headstones look so beautiful.

    We look forward to show our families the beautiful headstones on 23 December 2017 for the unveiling.

    Our pleasure/privilege working with you, and trust that we will meet again.

    May the blessing of our Holy Saviour Jesus be with you all. With many thanks and kind regards for your time and support.

    The Steele Family

  • Hi Helen,

    Thank you 2 you and all your team for all your help in organising and making the headstone. Myself and my family are happy with the outcome and it looks better than we thought. It's beautiful.

    Thank you we couldn't have received better service elsewhere.

    Thank you one again

    The Ngata Family

  • Hi Sally

    Thank you so much for the beautiful headstone couldn't do without your help my family is really happy over it,may the lord bless you and everyone thank you again.

    Taupa'u Family

  • Good morning Colette,

    We've all visited Mums beautiful Headstone thanks so much for the awesome work. Its been a pleasure working with you Colette we'll no doubt be in contact sometime in the future and will 100% spread the good word.

    May God continue to bless you and your team.

    Yours Faithfully

    Togia Family

  • To Colette

    On behalf of our Matai family here and abroad, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation and Thank You very much for everything, thanks Collette Smuts for your time and effort in putting our thoughts together in creating such beautiful headstone, thanks for your patience and Please forgive us if we have said or done anything wrong throughout the past months.

    We pray for Gods continuous blessings upo ARO memorial staff and management.

    Faafetai tele lava.

    Nandez Matai

  • Helen,

    Thank you very much Helen! You have made this process a non-stressful one and i've actually enjoyed going through different layouts with you I am certain my mother is very grateful for your efforts helping me:D

    Have a great day.

    Thanks again,


  • Colette

    Thank you Colette for your beautiful service and empathy throughout this process.

    You made things so easy for me, with no pressure and finally I can rest and know that dad now has his beautiful headstone.

    Great blessings to you and Aro Memorials.

    Kind regards

    Mii Koteka

  • To Helen and the staff at New Lynn,

    We would like to express our appreciation on a job well done.

    Thank you Helen for the countless emails back and forth, it really kept us informed on the process.

    Your support, patience and knowledge offered to my sister Debbie and mum was much appreciated.

    It really was a team effort. The outcome was a beautiful unveiling last Sunday.

    The craftsmanship and design and the personal messages on dad's headstone was admired by all that attended. It was exactly what mum envisioned and we as a family supported her through this. We thank you again and only wish you many blessings and best wishes for the year ahead for you and your family.

    Kindest regards

    Margaret Santos, Debbie and family

  • Kia ora Colette,

    I would like to Thank You for the service that you provided to me and my family over the last few months.

    Our journey to this day was made without any hassles.

    I have and would recommend ARO Memorials to anyone and would not hesitate but to use you in the future.

    Thank you for everything.

    Taratu Whanau.

  • Belinda/Eric,

    As a family we are more than happy for the great service, quality & fine craftsmanship on our beloved mother's headstone..it was a wonderful day yesterday.. we will certainly be recommending your business to others.

    Regards Colin & Satele Family

  • Hi Belinda,

    The stone was delivered safely to the Solomons, and was installed over Christmas.

    I have not seen any photos but have been told it looked very good and was appreciated by all.

    Many thanks for all your help last year. Please pass our thanks and best wishes for the new year to your colleagues there at Aro

    kind regards, Simon

  • Morena Eric,

    Heather and I would like to thank you, Belinda and the boys in the back for the beautiful job done on Adam's headstone, it certainly looks terrific in the urupa. On the day of the unveiling everything went well and everybody was impressed, and especially when Adam's older brother explained the significance of the headstone, the koru, the surfboard, the ta moko and the Kerala base.

    We would especially like to thank you for your guidance and sound advice and Belinda for her perseverance in adapting to our requests when designing Adam's ta moko. A job well done.

    Thank you, and may all your endeavours be fruitful.

    Regards Joe & Heather Morunga

  • Dear Belinda and the team at Aro

    I am just writing to say thank you to you and your team for the amazing work that was done for our father's headstone. The positive comments about our father's headstone that were made at the unveiling just demonstrates the professional, affordable and efficient service that our family experienced with your company.

    A special mention of Belinda and her amazing patience as we changed the layout many times/requested different types of samples to view and the many questions that were always answered!

    Not to mention that this was all done via email between Brisbane and Auckland!

    The result was a perfect headstone that will always have a special significance to our family!

    Simple yet effective! So on behalf of the "Sao" family we once again congratulate your team on a job extremely done well!

    Faafetai lava c/o Malia Sao-Filipo

  • To Eric and Belinda,

    Thank you very much for your help the headstone is beautiful and is exactly what we wanted so really appreciate it.

    Thanks again from the Toleafoa family and God Bless.

  • Dear Eric & staff,

    Many Thanks for your help with Willies headstone.

    Everything was perfect on the day & it looks lovely.

    Just what we wanted.

    Thanks from the Ngau Chun family