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Trevor Gaskell - A Lasting Legacy

Some conversations really do start something: something that lasts, something big. Sometimes there’s a moment when a seed of an idea is planted, and it germinates, takes root and grows. When young police officer Trevor Gaskell was out on a routine patrol in Toronto, he had no idea ...

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Attempt to smash world record while suspended at 10,000 feet

This weekend Wellington Ambulance Officer and pilates instructor, Anna Cochrane, will attempt a world record static trapeze performance 10,000 feet above Canterbury while suspended under a hot air balloon. And it’s not only about breaking a world record but also will raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of ...

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Semi-finalist for New Zealand Community of the Year

Big Brothers Big Sisters are thrilled to have been named as one of Mitre 10's semi-finalists for New Zealand Community of the Year. Chosen because of the achievements and contribution made to the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters stands alongside nine other fantastic community initiatives from around the country.

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Do you shop online? Great news - we’ve joined forces with The Give Back campaign which gives you access to over 900 businesses that will make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters every time you make a purchase.

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Start Something - exciting national sponsorship opportunity

An exciting opportunity is now available for your company to become a champion for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand as principal sponsor.

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First matches made in Rotorua

What a milestone getting to this point of making our first, Rotorua matches! This is a credit to a great team of people who began with the desire to bring Big Brothers Big Sisters to Rotorua approx three years ago.

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Did you know we’re on Instagram?

Hasn't the “selfie” become a common phenomenon (a fast self-portrait, made with a smartphone's camera and immediately posted). However, we think the best selfies are those with

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Cops in Schools - three years on.

Police Sergeant Mike Yates and his Little Brother Jacahn have been friends in the Cops in Schools Mentoring Programme for three years. Their latest project had them both learning some new skills.

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