The family of murdered Te Atatu woman, Cun Xiu Tian, have advised media that her funeral will be private.
While they are extremely grateful to the public for their support, the family asks that media do not attend, photograph or film the proceedings in any way.
Cun Xiu Tian was brutally murdered in a vicious and prolonged attacked in her own home in West Auckland.
Waitakere Police arrested and charged a 19-year-old man with murder.
More than 12,000 people have signed an online petition in support of a harsh sentence for the alleged killer.