One hour. Once a Week. One life.


About Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Taranaki

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Taranaki now employs seven staff
and has over one hundred wonderful volunteers matched with over one hundred equally wonderful
tamariki (young people) in Waitara, New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford and Hawera. The exceptional success of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Taranaki belongs to the wider community, especially our volunteer mentors who support this great initiative.

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We create one-to-one, long-term, consistent relationships between caring adult volunteers and tamariki; having a positive impact on the whanau (families) of mentees; to ensure successful outcomes, supporting the Taranaki community through our preventative
 mentoring programme.

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Our Staff

Paul Lampe
Programme Manager


06) 7598854

Nicola Earl
Case Manager
New Plymouth

(06) 7695459

Brenda Buchanan
Case Manager

Kendra Bilderbeck
Case Manager
New Plymouth ​

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Local Partners

  • Tamarind
  • NZ Police
  • TSB Community Trust
  • Taranaki Electricity Trust
  • Primo Wireless
  • The Warehouse, Hawera
  • Sport Taranaki
  • New Plymouth District Council

Contact Us

Want to know more? Send us a message!



Phone: 06 759 8854

New Plymouth Police Station, 95 Powderham Street,
New Plymouth 4310



Melissa Waite

Warren Bain
Programme Coordinator

 (06) 7585640

Our Trustees

Lynne Harrison
Family/Youth Court Judge​

Francis Farmer 
Site Manager
Oranga Tamariki ​

Paul Shearer 
Solicitor Family Court​

Jenny Gellen
Education Specialis​t

Mark Butterworth 
 Retired Farm Owner​

Rob Crabtree
Public Relations Manager​

Jeff McGrath
Sgt, NP Police Youth Services

Keryn Broughton
Solicitor Family Court​

Weston Newman
Business Manager

Monique Sigvertsen
Contracts & Procurement Analyst