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).

Behind the scenes with our Celebrity Treasure Island Hero – Josh Oakley

We’d like to thank our amazing supporter Josh Oakley for throwing everything he had at Celebrity Treasure Island and fundraising for Big Buddy. For those of you not familiar with CTI, one of this year’s celebrities was Dame Susan Devoy who was pitted against fans, including Susan’s son Josh, who was immediately recognised as a …

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Sailing Away

Passionate young Rothesay Bay sailor Jamie was ready to move out of the Optimist class into Starlings. His coaches were encouraging him to make the move and luckily his mum Christine found a local Murrays Bay family ready to sell their boat, but it needed a bit of work. In stepped Big Buddy Ryan! The …

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Cruising on the Luge

An early treat to celebrate his 11th birthday turned out to be a great day out for Levi and his Big Buddy Albert.  Little Buddy, Levi chose a day trip to Rotorua from his home in Hamilton for his birthday outing. He has been matched with his Big Buddy, Albert for 18 months. The highlight …

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The Big Scavenger Hunt

For our first big group event this year, excitement was high… The Big Buddy team of Lee, Martin and Mark prepared this event with about 40 Big Buddies, 40 little Buddies and a few extras; a fantastic turnout. Everyone gathered at Big Buddy’s new home in Greenlane which was wonderful to host everyone in, and …

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