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Some super entries to our Superhero & Sidekick drawing comp

Congratulations Noah & Craig!   We are so pleased to announce the winner of the drawing comp we’ve run this last month. LB Noah Baker, 8, and BB Craig Johnstone worked together on an idea (above) then Noah got it down on paper…quite brilliantly! Mum Kathryn explains that the pair wanted to create music superheroes …

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Still showing up, spending time and coming back…from a distance!

Staying connected is a topic on everyone’s minds right now. In the Big Buddy village, we’re giving a lot of thought to how Big and Little Buddies continue to make meaningful connections with each other over the next few weeks. Luckily, our Big Buddies already have a wealth of ideas on how to maintain the …

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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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