Our Team

 

 

Kirsty Newberry

Mentoring Coordinator

Kirsty has been at Big Brothers Big Sisters since early 2016 and supports mentors in the south east of Christchurch.She is a true adventurer at heart and loves nothing more then seeing her mentors having the opportunities to grow and develop through their volunteering experiences. 

Kirsty also looks after the Mentor Development elements of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Programme.

Email: kirsty@bbbs.nz 

Faye Higgins

Assistant Manager
Faye supervises matches in the South West and North East of the City. Coming from a background in early years and special needs education, she brings a wealth of experience in child development and passion for providing great quality support for adults working with children. 

Faye loves organising fun opportunities for our matches, so also looks after our termly match events, fun finds and also child development.

Email: faye@bbbs.nz 

 

Elenanor Burghart

Mentoring Coordinator

Eleanor joined us in 2018 after completing her Bachelor of Counselling; prior to this she was a youth worker both in school & the community.   She loves connecting with people, and is passionate about promoting and supporting good mental and emotional health practices.

As a young person Eleanor experienced the positive impact of mentoring which motivates her in her work today. Eleanor supervises matches in the West of Christchurch.

 Email: eleanor@bbbs.nz

Cara Tate

Manager

 

Tēnā koutou kotou

Ko Coromandel Ranges toku

maunga

Ko Kauranga tōku awa       

Ko Ngati Maru tōku marae         

No Thames, Coromandel ahau 

E noho ana au ki Ōtautahi i nāianei

Ko Alan tōku tane

Ko Josh and Ollie ōku tama

Ko Cara Tate tōku ingoa

 

Email: cara@bbbs.nz 

 

 

 

 

Greetings to you all  

The Coromandel Ranges are my

mountains

The Kauranga River is my river

My meeting house is Ngati Maru

I am from Thames, Coromandel     

I now live in Christchurch

Alan Tate is my husband   

Our sons are Josh and Ollie

My name is Cara Tate