Budgeting Response To COVID-19

Budgeting Response To COVID-19

As we move to Level 2, VisionWest Budgeting will continue to work with existing and new clients via telephone and email.

We assure you that the safety and support of whānau and staff remains our top priority during this time.

Our office will remain closed for face-to-face visits until we can ensure social distancing regulations can be safely adhered to.

We are continuing to provide appointments and support via phone sessions, email and text messages. Our service hours are Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm.


Common Covid-19 Budgeting questions – Part 1

For some of us this time has brought some money challenges with it. VisionWest Budgeting is helping you deal with these challenges by providing information, website links, and practical tips and tricks to help strengthen whānau’s finances. CLICK HERE for Budgeting Tips – Part 1.


Saving on Power and Subscriptions – Part 2

This is part two of a series of practical hints and tips to help you improve your personal finances. Today we look at saving money on power and subscriptions. CLICK HERE to view.


Drop in Income? – Part 3

Facing a sudden drop in your income from the Coronavirus crunch? Here are 7 tips taken from sorted.org.nz. CLICK HERE to view.


What is the Commerce Commission? – Part 4

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s consumer watchdog enforcing the law to ensure businesses trade fairly and lend responsibly, including fair trading and consumer credit contracts laws. CLICK HERE for important information regarding borrowing from the Commerce Commission. Contact our Budgeting Team today if you have any queries or need to discuss your options further.


12 Easy Ways to Save on Household Bills – Part 5

Check out these ways to save on household bills – tips taken from Money Hub NZ www.moneyhub.co.nz

If you are currently a client of VisionWest Budgeting

The Budgeting Team will contact you regarding your appointment and find a way to ensure your session works for you. This could be by phone, text, email or video-chat.

In the meantime, if you wish to speak to the budgeting team, please get in touch:

Email: Budgeting@visionwest.org.nz

Through the website here.

Phone: Debbie Griffiths 027 808 5770

If you are not currently a client of VisionWest Budgeting:

If you have a need for budgeting, contact the VisionWest Budgeting team.

Email: Budgeting@visionwest.org.nz

Through the website here.

Phone: Debbie Griffiths 027 808 5770

Additional information

We are still working through some of the details regarding our services during the lockdown and will continue to update our website as things change.

If you are an employer or employee – please go directly to the WINZ page regarding wage subsidies by clicking here.

Please remember to wash your hands and to be kind to each other as we work through this challenging time together.

Kia maumahara te horoi ō ringaringa, a, ka mahi tātou ki tēnei wā uaua kia atawhai atu tātou ki a tātou.

For any health-related questions about COVID-19 please contact the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline number (0800 358 5453). You can also visit www.covid19.govt.nz for more information.

Waea atu ki te waea COVID-19 Healthline (0800 358-5435) mo ngā pūkōrero mo COVID-19 ara, haere atu hoki ki te pae tukutuku www.covid19.govt.nz

Me noho haumaru  •  Me whakaora i ngā tangata  •  Me whakamutua te mate

Stay safe  •  Save lives  •  Stop the virus

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