“My Dad taught me it's important to get up, get to work, and get moving”

Tammy Davis

What's the most important thing your dad taught you?



That I am valuable and that I have worth. He always treated me that way. He made time for me. He also taught me to take risks and try again if I failed.

Graham Tantau

My step dad taught me fishing hunting and how to respect women as I got to see him treat my mother like a queen there is much more to being a dad/role model then blood.

Peter Hallett

“Never a borrower but a lender be”. That was drummed into me from an early age, along with “want not, need not”.


Every donation made to Big Buddy during October will automatically go into the draw to win a Course Car ride at this years Super Sprints.


The Big Buddy Big Auction

Two incredible homes will go under the hammer with all proceeds going to Big Buddy to further support their reach in the community and matching big buddies with boys in New Zealand.



This modern, 4 bedroom house features new James Hardie Linea Oblique cladding, providing a durable, low maintenance sense of style. With spacious lounge, dining and a separate family room, alongside the generous master bedroom featuring ensuite and walk in wardrobe, this house is an ideal space for families to relax. For when you’re not relaxing, the kitchen boasts an island bench and butlers pantry to ensure flexibility when entertaining on the large outside decking area.


A low maintenance, two storey brick and weatherboard home offering 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The double garage, flexible landing/study area and master bedroom with ensuite and walk in wardrobe mean that families can be well catered for. The prime corner section also helps set this unique house apart from its neighbours, a beautiful example of modern family construction.

Want a mentor?

What Mums tell us about raising boys alone is that despite their best efforts at doing ‘boy’ stuff’, something is still missing. They see a hunger in their boys – a need for recognition from a man. We believe these instincts are right. They need a good male role model to guide them into manhood.

Keen to help?

The other way to help Big Buddy is to donate. Only 9% of our funding comes from Government, so we rely on the generosity of funders, sponsors and donors to support our work. The more funding the we get, the more matches we make and that’s always our goal. If you can help – or know someone who can – please Donate.

Step up

We aim to enrich fatherless boys’ lives – one visit at a time. To do this, we need good men to step up as mentors. Would you consider becoming a Big Buddy? You’d get to do fun things like kicking a ball round a park, walking on the beach or fishing – maybe just listening to a boy talk. You’d make a real difference to one boy’s life.

Big Buddy mentoring works on the simple philosophy that boys need good male role models in their lives to become good men.


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