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).

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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Growing confidence through the spirit of adventure

Through kind sponsorship, Big Buddies occasionally get to develop their own confidence on an Outward Bound course, at a fraction of the cost most people would pay. Recently, Big Buddies Eugene Lowrie and Terry Dawson were lucky enough to take up this offer in The Marlborough Sounds. Terry’s letter of thanks, below, shows us the …

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