The Papatoetoe Community Budgeting Service was founded in October 2010. M. Morganan started his Budgeting Career at Otara Budgeting Service in 2003 under the administration of Tai Tupa. Since then he was a Certificated Budget Advisor who also did a Tutors Course for the Budget Advisors, Morganan qualified as a Budget Advisor from the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Service Incoprated.
He has got Twelve years experience. He was a Budget Advisor in South Auckland Schools and also worked with the Presbyterian Church. While he was working with the South Auckland schools he found that a great need was there for the Community for the Budgeting Service.
He had a meeting with the Hindu Heritage Research Foundation Trustees in the beginning of 2010, and founded the Budgeting service in Papatoetoe. After a long struggle and a bit of assistance from Nimmi Bedi– Papatoetoe Community Advisor and the Methodist church in Papatoetoe other well wishers, Morganan managed to start a small Budget Service in Papatoetoe with three volunteers. Cecilia Harris, mareta Nia and Tira Tavai.
The service is assisted by the food banks around the South Auckland-City Mission, Methodist Church,and PACT. We are working closely with the food banks to assist our clients who are in need of food parcels.We are now situated at 35 St. George Street in Papatoetoe near Citizens Advice Bereau. we are open 9.00 am to 3.30 pm monday to friday. We also take special appointments on weekends if the client can not access us on weekdays. we will be closing down for the year on the 21st of december, 2012 and we will open on 7th January, 2013.
Today the service has got Six staff who are paid as well as Volunteers who are qualified budget Advisors– Morganan M, Suliana Lolesio, Leinati Ofoia, Sina Paepaega, Sesa Mele, Amosa Fokuka. The services are extended to the Work & Income offices in manurewa, Papatoetoe Community Link, Manukau Community Link, Hunters Corner, and Clendon Centres. The Service got 798 ongoing clients and there are one off clients too. They get more than 300 enquiries a month. we are doing the budgeting, planning, and follow ups.
For any negotiations with creditors and assisting the clients to manage their money and live within their means please contact the service on
Fax: (09) 279 0417
This service is Managed by Morganan M and assisted by all other volunteers. For a friendly and reliable service contact any of the volunteers on those numbers. They do home visit on special circumstances. For further enquiries please contact the Service.