The company has been in business for over 100 years, becoming foundation members of the New Zealand Master Monumental Masons Association, formed in 1945.
Our involvement with local councils in developing cemeteries and cemetery enhancement has been ongoing since the early 1900's. While we primarily service the central and lower North Island we cover the whole of New Zealand, including surrounding Islands: Cook, Rarotonga, Samoa, Waihiki and Chathams.

We have one of the most experienced teams in New Zealand from sales through to design and installation. We offer the latest technology in Headstone design.


Kim2016Mr Kim Stops


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Kim has over 30 years experience with Headstone World having been trained in the old skills of the industry.

Career highlights:

Over 10 years as a National Management member of the New Zealand Master Monumental Masons Association (President 2011-2012).

18 years Secretary/Treasurer of Central Districts NZMMMA.

NZMMMA National Assessor.

NZMMMA Qualification Author.

Author of the industries best practice document - Preservation of Graves and Memorials.

BCITO (Building & Construction Industry Training Organisation) National Advisory Group.

BCITO industry consultant.

Member of BNI Wine Country Havelock North.


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Hastings Showroom & Workshop

Cnr Heretaunga and McLean Streets Hastings.

Phone: 06 878 8130

Postal: P.O. Box 157, Napier 4140



Cynthia Dean-Stops

Monumental Consultant

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I have worked in Customer Service all of my working career. My artistic background is as a Qualified Hairdresser - with 20 years experience. This helps with communication - top customer service focus - an eye for detail regarding Monuments and an empathy when dealing with customers who are trying to work out what is the best memorial for their loved ones.



Sean Band


New to the industry Sean is looking forward to gaining his qualification in Monumental Masonry.

Sean produced the 'Not Your Average Plaque' for  the...

Not Your Average Shed

In a bid to raise awareness of the growing labour shortfall in the construction industry and to highlight career opportunities on offer to career seekers and their influencers, BCITO staged its largest-ever recruitment promotion.

Watch the video here: Not Your Average Plaque



Napier Showroom

42 Clive Square East, Napier.

Phone: 06 835 8707

Postal: P. O. Box 157, Napier 4140