Mentoring Young People of Aotearoa

With a proven track record of over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the world’s premier mentoring programme.

Each year over 280,000 children around the world are helped to reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships.

And, the research shows that our mentoring works – young people with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. Here in New Zealand more than 800 young people each year have a mentor in one of the 15 Big Brothers Big Sisters programmes operating around the country.
So, whether you volunteer, donate or participate with Big Brothers Big Sisters, you will change lives. We invite you to be a part of something BIG!

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Latest News

Rotorua - here we come!

Something BIG is being developed in Rotorua. After months of work behind the scenes and consultation with community groups and leaders in the community we are excited to announce that Big Brothers Big Sisters is coming to Rotorua.

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Manawatu Cops in Schools programme

Manawatu has launched an exciting new initiative, the first of its kind in the country,

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Conquering Everest!

Well, virtually at least. A team of staff, board members and mentors from the Christchurch programme are climbing the 8,800m Mt Everest virtually on the walls of Clip’n’Climb

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Looking for a way to honour your Dad this Father's Day?

Your dad already has enough ties and tools. While we're sure you already have that new gift picked out for him for Father’s Day, how about honouring him by helping us find a positive male role model for a child who doesn't have one?

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National Office moves to the Capital.

With the office desks, chairs and filing cabinets still inside a mover’s container somewhere in transit, National Director, Dave Marshall, has moved to Wellington and the National Office of Big Brothers Big Sisters is now based in the capital city.

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We made it!

Mentoring is all about helping young people reach new heights and here's one of our matches, Graham and Bailey after reaching the top of Mount Taranaki.

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One to One - the first edition of Christchurch branch's newsletter

Growth curve for Christchurch - read all about the 200% growth in volunteers who signed up to mentor 160 children this year.

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Manawatu Coordinator receives Rotary's Highest Award

"This programme is the first I have ever seen that is truly preventative. It can make a huge difference in people's lives in a short amount of time," says Pauline Ferguson, Coordinator of Manawatu Big Brothers Big Sisters programme. Pauline was this week awarded Rotary's highest award for her ...

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