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:

  • 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

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Tony Henning

Chair of the Management Committee
Financial Mentor

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Fiona Govender

Financial Mentor

Fiona is a determined problem solver and knows her way around the complexities of work & income entitlements, debt resolution and other charities that may be able to assist.

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Sheriar Irani

Financial Mentor

Sheriar has been a financial mentor for 10 years and has had fulltime work experience in the field of finance and accounting .Sheriar can quickly pinpoint the issues and by working with you is able to provide some guidance and workable options/solutions.  

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Bruce Fyfe

Board Member
Financial Mentor

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Wolf Schmahl

Board Member
Financial Mentor

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David Houghton

Board Member
Financial Mentor

David has had 40 years front line banking and finance company experience and knows how this sector works. David can provide assistance and a pathway through most financial obstacles. Also  advocacy with all the banks , finance companies and loan sharks plus knowledge of the various dispute resolution organisations including the Banking Ombudsman. 

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Lee Kuin Howell

Financial Mentor

Lee Kuin has Asian language skills plus an accounting background and has a friendly engaging manner.

Nick Ng

Treasurer of the Management Committee

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Peter Barnett

Secretary of the Management Committee

Judith Brown

Board Member

Catherine Simpson

Financial Mentor

Catherine joins us from a property management background and has the specialist skills around all tenancy issues.