Due to the mandatory lockdown in NZ, Papakura Budgeting Service will be closed from the 26th March 2020 until the lockdown is lifted by the Government.
We will continue to support our current ongoing clients during this time and we can be reached either via email at or by the online chat feature here on our website.
If you need to speak to someone urgently over the phone while we are closed, please phone MoneyTalks on 0800 345 123
or send us an email to the email address above (we will be checking this every day) and we will get back to you ASAP as we are all still currently working from home.
Stay safe and take care of yourselves and each other
The team at PBS
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PAPAKURA BUDGETING SERVICE
PROVIDING FREE COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL MENTORING AND PROFESSIONAL BUDGETING ADVICE
Our friendly and professional team of financial mentors are happy to provide both short term
and long term financial advice and assistance.
We offer financial literacy education in all aspects of budgeting, managing money, banking
and cashflow monitoring.
Our service is FREE for everyone.
It doesn’t matter where you come from - if you are local or international.
Everything is discussed at PBS is confidential and always non-judgemental.
Our appointments are available in our head office at Wood Street, Papakura,
where we provide budgeting advice and financial mentoring services
during the day: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm,
two evenings each week: Tuesday and Wednesday 4pm to 7pm,
as well as Saturday morning appointments 8:30am until 12:30pm.
PBS proudly works alongside Community Link (WINZ) Papakura, and HNZ Takanini where we provide budgeting advice and financial capability seminars each week.
PBS has been providing professional budgeting advice in our
local community and in surrounding districts since 1974.
Here at PBS, we recognise each client is an individual with their own unique needs, therefore,
we offer flexible hours to ensure work commitments/travel costs are never an obstacle for our client families.
WHERE TO FIND PBS
Our offices are located inside the Old Central School building at 57 Wood Street Papakura.
Please see the map below
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Our Client's Stories
"I have found budgeting at Papakura Budgeting Service has lifted a whole weight off my shoulders. I have had such good help and advice. I will recomend this service to all my friends and family who have financial problems.."
"I am very happy with the way I was treated at PBS. The first week, I was so unsure when I first arrived. But by the time I left, I knew I had made a good choice to come here. Thank you very much to the team - they have done a truly outstanding job for me and my family.."
"Before I came in today, I felt like I was awaiting a death sentence. How wrong I was. Staff were kind and friendly and made me feel comfortable. You have cleared a path for me to walk on again.."
Greg + Pauline,
"It takes a lot to change one's mind-set and finally get it right. We were the type of family that had no budget in place - money went out as fast as it came in. It has been a struggle to break a habit that has been formed over many years. We are finally working within a budget that the team at PBS has put into place, and it feels great. This has been an educational journey and I would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We now have our lives back. We could not have done this without the help of the team at Papakura Budgeting Service.."
"Today I felt really worried coming into see a budgeter - as it was my first time asking for help. However my adviser was so honest, and helpful, and made me feel very comfortable. I now feel like my issues are going to be resolved in the near future with this service's help.."
"My first appointment today went really well. For the first time I now know what financial position I am in. I am happy that my budgeting adviser can see that it is possible for me to get back on track and I am willing to do my best to achieve this.."
PLEASE NOTE: For confidentiality purposes - the client names in this Client Stories section have been changed to protect the individual's identities.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at our service,
give us a call on 09 299 6881 between 10am and 3pm,
or drop into our Wood Street office to see us...
FOR MORE INFO, SEE OUR SUPPORT US PAGE.
Papakura Budgeting Service is contracted by the Ministry of Social Development (Te Manatu Whakahiato Ora) and the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) for provision of Financial Mentoring Services and Money Mates Educational Programmes in the Papakura and Manurewa districts.