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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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Big Buddy gives Taika something to look forward to

What’s great about having a Big Buddy? Taika Harding (9) believes “because if they don’t have one, then they don’t have anything to look forward to”. Taika and his sister Alex lost their father to a brain aneurysm followed by a severe stroke in November 2006. Although their father is still alive, he is mostly …

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