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!

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Among mentoring experts

Last week our Wellington coordinator, Dave Burcher joined a group of Wellington mentors at the annual Fathers’ Breakfast, hosted by The Parenting Place at Wellington’s Shed 5 on Queen’s Wharf. Speakers included Michael Jones (ex All Black Legend), Andrew Becroft (pictured, Children’s Commissioner), Christopher Luxon (Chief Executive Officer of Air NZ), Greg Flemming (CEO The …

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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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