Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manawatῡ fosters mentoring friendships between caring, reliable adults and local tamariki who, for whatever reason, need extra support to reach their potential.

Benefits of mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters is an international mentoring programme for young people 7-17 years of age. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of young people through strong and enduring, professionally supported, mentoring relationships.

Our mentoring programme has a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. Independent studies have found that children and young people involved in this programme are more likely to succeed in school, behave non-violently and avoid risky behavior.

Our Partners


One Good Kiwi!

Great News! Big Brothers Big Sisters NZ have been chosen as one of the 10 charities for One Good Kiwi for the month of November.

One NZ (previously Vodafone NZ) are giving 10 charities the chance to compete for a share of $100,000 – please vote for us so we can support many more young people across Aotearoa through our mentoring programme.

Go online now, scroll across to Big Brothers Big Sisters NZ and click on your tokens to vote for us – you have 5 tokens. Thank you.