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
Senior Mentoring Coordinator
New Plymouth Area


Kendra Bilderbeck
Senior Mentoring Coordinator
New Plymouth Area 

0275208335 ​

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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


Mentoring Coordinator
New Plymouth Area


Our Trustees

Judge Lynne Harrison
Family/Youth Court 

Francis Farmer 
Site Manager
Oranga Tamariki ​

Paul Shearer 
Solicitor Family Court​

Jenny Gellen
Education Specialis​t

Mark Butterworth 
Financial Advisor

Daniel White
Sgt, NP Police Youth Services

Keryn Broughton
District Court Judge​

Weston Newman
Business Manager

Geoff Hitchcock Sponsorship Manager

Our Patron

thank you to our incredible sponsors

Brenda Buchanan
Mentoring Coordinator
Stratford and Hawera


Sheila Murphy Evaluation & Compliance Manager​