Big Buddy News

There’s always a lot going on at Big Buddy. We are active in the media – in print, television, radio and Facebook – sharing our mentoring stories and news about everything from expansion plans to funding successes. Many of our stories come fresh from the field via coordinators, Big and Little Buddies, and mothers. They are always a good read!

We’d love to hear your stories about mentoring – please send them to us (here).

Still time to help a boy without a dad – even while running Vodafone Warriors

To most people, Dave Curran would have his hands pretty full heading the operations and finances for The Vodafone Warriors, and being a husband and a father to three school-age children. But driving along one day mid 2019, he heard an ad on the radio that awoke a long held desire to help people in …

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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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Big Buddy inspired to teach after three life-changing years of mentoring

Building Estimator and Big Buddy, Jason Young, has been so inspired by three years of mentoring Little Buddy Raffael, that he’s decided to down tools and start teaching instead. Jason has been clocking on at the ITM building yards for 30 years, and the Christmas-New Year break has been the same most years – traditionally …

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BIG BUDDY BIG AUCTION set to better boys lives once again

G.J. Gardner Homes is about to make another huge difference to South Auckland boys without a father in their lives! On December 5, the G.J. Gardner Homes Papakura Franchise will auction off a spacious new 4-bedroom brick property in the new, family-focused community of Waiata Shores. All profits will go to Big Buddy. This house …

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