Little Buddy Stories

Pete’s wisdom of years perfect for mentoring Sean

Kapiti local and mentor Pete Hobbs, 72, is testament to the more recent wave of thinking that suggests one should put the concept of retirement on the backburner and keep on keeping busy.   Pete works full time as a painter-decorator and spends a few hours each week mentoring 9 year-old Sean Burkhalter. He says …

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Mentoring withTeina and Laurence hits headlines….twice!

We lose count of the number of mentoring relationships that make a difference. But in the case of Little Buddy Teina Kanohi and his Big Buddy Laurence Stanaway, we can definitely point out two occasions that the impact of their long-lasting relationship has had on readers. Firstly in 2014, reporter Cherie Howie wrote about them: …

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A curly question

There’s nothing like a solid match to show new Little Buddies how it can be done. When Wellington coordinator Dave Burcher recently interviewed seven-year-old twins whose dad had died, one of them asked how he would know Big Buddies were safe. Dave explained the screening process in a way a seven-year-old could understand but still …

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