Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawke's Bay News

Support for young people

Here are some tips for mentors and whānau to support taiohi at this time: Talk with your taiohi / young person about what has happened, and what is being done to help us all pull through, in a way tRead more

Cyclone Gabrielle Support

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the devastating effects of Cyclone Gabrielle. Kia noho haumaru, kia kaha | Stay safe, stay strong Facebook pages seem to be the best place to go for theRead 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

The Big Dress Up

Maraenui Bilingual School and Ebbett Park School participated in our inaugural ‘Big Dress Up’ fundraiser where tamariki, kaiako (teachers) and kaiāwhina (support staff) dressed up as someoneRead more

Match Sponsor site visits

A number of our sponsored matches have enjoyed visits to their sponsor's work sites over the last couple of months. Read more below about the Napier Port, Tomoana Warehousing, S Thompson Log CartageRead more

Planetarium visit

Our matches were able to learn about the wonders of the night sky during their recent Planetarium visit. A Planetarium recreates a moving picture of the night sky where the stars and planets can beRead more

Hawke's Bay Volunteer Excellence Awards

This year we nominated Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer Toni for the Individual Award at the Hawke's Bay Volunteer Excellence Awards (pictured Bridget – Programme Administrator, Toni –Read more

Quiz and Auction evening 2022

A fabulous evening was had by all at our Quiz and Auction evening. Many local businesses and supporters of BBBS donated items for auction and raffle. Thanks to the generosity of everyone who donatedRead more

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