HOW TO FIND PBS

Papakura Budgeting Service is situated at 57 Wood Street in Papakura.

Click here for a map of our location

​MISSION

"​Dedicated to helping whanau, families and individuals find satisfaction and security in handling their financial affairs through the development of good money managing skills"

HISTORY

 

Papakura Budgeting Service was formed in 1974. 

Our founding member is Arthur Clark.

 

In 1974 budgetingin conjunction with the Citizens Advice Bureau, 

commenced informally in a small cottage located on the now New World Supermarket car park on Wood Street, Papakura. 

 

Overcrowded conditions meant budgeting interviews were held in the small kitchenette and porch of the cottage.

The department of Social Welfare was increasingly supportive and a close working relationship evolved.

 

In 1978 a $50,000 grant was made by the Department of Social Welfare to extend and support existing budgeting services.

 

The next move for the Papakura Home Budgetary Advice Service, along with The Citizens Advice Bureauwas to the Old Central School on Wood Street, Papakura.

And, once again, because of over-crowding, PBS was allocated two small internal rooms, this time with no windows! 

In 1982 the Budgeting Service was on the move again this time to 4A Opaheke Road.

Again, sharing the use of the building with the Citizens Advice Bureau.

 

In 1996, with an increase in demand for budgeting advice

larger premises were needed yet again.

A new police station was being built in Papakura and the old Police Watch-house building was restored and made available for community use.

 

Papakura Budgeting Service moved into the historic building in the same year, situated on Central Park's Community Corner at 1-2 Opaheke Road.

 

In November of 2008 the Budgeting Service wasyet againrelocated back to The Old Central School building on Wood Street.

Howeverthis time is housed in much bigger, restored and renovated offices.

 

A recruitment drive and, the use of extra interview rooms, has enabled the Budgeting Service to thrive and meet the ever expanding demand for free budgeting advice in the community.

 OUR TEAM

GENERAL MANAGER 

DENISE SMITH

 OFFICE MANAGER 

JACKIE SMITH

papakurabudget02@xtra.co.nz

TEAM LEADER

MARGARET LAFAIKI

papakurabudget01@xtra.co.nz

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

ISOBEL EASTON : CHAIRPERSON

TREVOR HARRISON : VICE CHAIRPERSON

LOUISE TULP : TREASURER

JACKIE SMITH : SECRETARY

MARGARET LAFAIKI : TEAM LEADER

IN-HOUSE FINANCIAL MENTORS

LOUISE TULP

TREVOR HARRISON

CARLA MCMASTER

ASHLEY DIAS

FATHER MALIU OTUTAHA

OPENING HOURS:

Our financial mentors are in the office and available each weekday.

MONDAY to FRIDAY:

9 am - 4 pm

TUESDAY AND WEDNEsday:

Late nights

until 7 pm

saturdays:

8:30am - 12:30pm

© 2019 PAPAKURA BUDGETING SERVICE 

Design by: JACKIE SMITH
 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE:

+64 9 299 6881

FAX:

+64 9 299 6186

EMAIL:

PAPAKURABUDGET@XTRA.CO.NZ

POSTAL ADDRESS:

 

PO BOX 72 131

Papakura 2244

Auckland

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