A free budgeting scheme with a money coach is helping Bay locals save for a house deposit, with almost half of the spaces filled. Read More
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No matter your background, looks or current situation, the Tauranga Community Foodbank will not judge.
It was this that attracted Alice Warren to volunteer.
- Try not to visit the supermarket or dairy or to buy takeaways. Takeaways can make a significant dent in your food budget. Read More
- Write a menu and a shopping list and only shop once a week or once a fortnight. Check supermarket flyers for their specials that week Read More
Have a look at our list of top tips for managing your house hold budget! Read More
Volunteer Gillian Tustin with the Easy Meals cookbook. Photo / George Novak
Jyothi Kumar, pictured with her daughter Angel, 2, lived with friends for months before finding a house 2 weeks ago. Photo/John Borren
Families with bad credit are struggling to find accommodation in the Bay as rents skyrocket and agencies report a chronic shortage of properties. One company told the Bay of Plenty Times Weekend it had no rentals on its books due to demand while a social service organisation said three families a day were seeking help.
Cindy Tukaki on her front door step. Photo: Bruce Barnard.
Would you sign up to buy a new TV, when the contract requires 35 weekly instalments before you even get to switch it on?
One door-to-door sales company’s tactics have Tauranga Budget Advice Service so concerned, they’ve lodged a complaint with the Commerce Commission.