More charges are expected to be laid in connection with the death of mother-to-be Rae Portman, police have said.
Portman, 33, was laid to rest today more than three months since she went missing.
Her body was found in a shallow grave on a property in Papakura, south Auckland, nine days ago.
Portman, who was four months pregnant at the time of her disappearance, was farewelled by family and friends at Mount Te Aroha, near her hometown of Hamilton.
A 32-year-old man has already been charged with her kidnapping, and police at Portman's funeral told ONE News they are likely to lay further charges at his next court appearance, scheduled for October 18.
"This has been a difficult inquiry, but it's very satisfying to be able to bring Rae home," Detective Inspector Mark Gutry said.
"A big focus in a missing person inquiry is for some closure for the family, to be able to return their loved ones to them."
At the farewell service in Te Aroha, her brother Ben gave the eulogy, followed by tributes from her father, Alistair, and friends.
Mourners were told how Portman was a "bubbly" person who touched the lives of those who knew her.
"She was like a sunbeam that would come in and no matter how low people were she had the ability to change things, in such a manner that used to amaze me," Alistair said.
The devestated dad said the past three months had been very trying for the family.
"It's been really hard, and difficult, and telling on us as a family to deal with this thing," he said.
"Never in my wildest imaginings would I have thought I'd have to do this, it should be the reverse."
While police have said Portman was involved in the drug scene, mourners chose to remember her as fun loving.
"Rae would pull up at the house in a shower of stone and dust and run around the car, give us a kiss," said her father.
A friend paid tribute to Portman, saying: "She was always there for my daughter's birthdays, and she was an amazing person."
Portman's father and brothers carried her remains from the service, along with teddy-bears for her unborn son, Brooke.
She was laid to rest in the cemetery at the foot of Mount Te Aroha.