Our Service Is Free, Confidential and Non-Judgemental

We offer support to assist you to live within your income. Our aim is to help families find security in handling their own financial affairs through the development of money management skills. Pakuranga and Howick Budgeting Service Inc is an incorporated society with charity status, that has been operating since 1998. We are funded by the Ministry of Social Development  and are supported by the National Building Financial Capability Charitable Trust 



We also work with organisations such as:

  • Highland Park Work and Income – beneficiaries, super annuitants, HNZ, entitlements, case managers.
  • Citizens Advice Bureau Pakuranga Eastern Manukau – cross referrals to a wide range of community services and JP’s.
  • Howick Local Board – rates rebates, use of Local Boardroom for training.
  • Auckland Council – Use of building rent-free and other local council owned facilities.
  • MECOSS – Networking with local health and community service providers, sharing of best practice training opportunities and cross-referrals.
  • Sowers Trust Community Ministries – Family Wrap Around Support, Two Coats Clothing Co-op, Youth Mentorship Services and Family Violence intervention services.
  • Panmure Community Corrections – Building Financial Capability Service for parolees and wrap around referrals to further social supports.
  • Insolvency and Trustee Service – Accessing specialised services in order for clients to start with a clean slate and vulnerability of children to be reduced.
  • Inland Revenue Department – correct administration of child support, negotiation of repayment/absolution of debt and receipt of Family Tax and In Work Tax credits
  • Local Churches – Foodbanks

Our Team

Joanne Hurford

Service Manager

Staff-Member Tony
Tony Henning

Chair of the Management Committee
Financial Mentor

Fiona Govender

Financial Mentor

Sheriar Irani

Financial Mentor

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Bruce Fyfe

Board Member
Financial Mentor

Wolf Schmahl

Board Member
Financial Mentor

David Houghton

Board Member
Financial Mentor

Lee Kuin Howell

Financial Mentor

Nick Ng

Treasurer of the Management Committee

Peter Barnett

Secretary of the Management Committee

Judith Brown

Board Member

Catherine Simpson

Financial Mentor