Big Buddy Stories

Join Big Buddy Gav to remember lost WWI soldiers this Sunday

Many will recognise our Big Buddy Gavin Sheehan for his part in our current #3lifelessons poster, Facebook and Instagram campaign. But probably very few will realise the other great work that Gavin is doing in his local community; has been preserving street plaques that commemorate local Auckland men who gave their lives in WWI. This Sunday, you …

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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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