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 

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We also work with organisations such as:

  • Work and Income:
    • beneficiaries, super anuants, Kāinga Ora, 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:
    • Wrap Around Support for families, parenting support, Two Coats Clothing Co-op, Youth Mentoring and Family Violence intervention.
  • 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 and connection with faith based communities when appropriate

Our Board

Ken Fraser

Chair Person

Staff-Member-Peter
Peter Barnett

Secretary

Nick Ng

Treasurer

Ashley Perera

Board Member

Judith Brown

Board Member

Nikki Newham

Board Member

Our Members

Jenny Naley

Service Manager

Staff-Member-Lee
Lee Kuin Howell

Financial Mentor

Catherine Simpson

Financial Mentor

Tanya Masilamani

Financial Mentor

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Fiona Govender

Senior Financial Mentor

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Sheriar Irani

Senior Financial Mentor