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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawke's Bay is a registered charity matching young people with supportive adult role models. We are committed to establishing and supporting long term, consistent and meaningful mentoring relationships, making our community safer and more connected for youth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawke's Bay News:

Video - EIT collaboration

We recently partnered with EIT Idea School who worked with us to create this video about Big Brothers Big Sisters. The video features Mentor David, Mentee Bailey, Bailey's mum Kristie, and ProgrammeRead more

A Fond Farewell

Matches close for a variety of reasons, and there is much to be celebrated. We enjoy meeting up with our mentees and mentors to reflect on personal growth and recap on memories. While we are always sRead more

Match Event - National Aquarium

We had a whopping 80 mentors and mentees attend our mid-year event at The National Aquarium of New Zealand this past weekend.  It was a fabulous opportunity for our mentors to connect with each otRead more

BBBS National Hui 2023

Our team joined staff from 13 BBBS branches from across the motu in Ōtautahi Christchurch for the BBBS National Hui. The focus was on building relationships - whanaungatanga, and deepening our youthRead more

Quiz Night 2023 - Book your table today!

Our annual Quiz and Auction night is just around the corner and is looking set to be better than ever! Purchase your table of 6 ($150) and fill it with friends ($25per person). Supper is included. GeRead more

Motov8 Event

Some of our BBBS boys took up the opportunity to head along to a motivational event run by Mr Motov8 (Rev). The event was all about inspiring, informing and instructing boys (and their parents /Read more

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes!

Cupcakes, cupcakes, and more cupcakes!! What a blast we had at our cupcake craft day - having a chat and creating the cupcakes. Our mentees and mentors got a chance to show off their individual flareRead more

A Craggy Christmas

A number of our mentors and team helped Craggy Range Winery pack gift sacks for A Children’s Christmas Foundation. It was a privilege to be part of the bustling, sack-packing event. Our menteesRead more

Match Sponsor site visits

Two of our sponsored matches have enjoyed visits to their sponsors' work sites over the last couple of months. Read more below about the Patton Engineering and Hawke’s Bay Airport visits and theRead more

End-of-year match event - Ranui Farm

We celebrated our end of year mentor and mentee event at Ranui Farm Park. Our mentors and mentees enjoyed the wide range of activities that Ranui Farm Park offers – kayaking, paintball targetRead more

Match outing - MTG exhibition

Earlier this week, we visited the MTG Hawke's Bay for a guided tour of their exhibition Kuru Taonga - Voices of Kahungunu led by Curator Te Hira Henderson (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, NgātiRead more

Magpies Skills and Drills

Early one September Saturday some of our matches met up with Chase, Jonah and Jacob from the Hawkes Bay Magpies for a Skills and Drills session followed by a tour of Hawke’s Bay Rugby HQ.  WeRead more

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