Nanette Benington

Best of buddies

By PHILIP CHANDLER Long-time Wakatipu buddy coordinator Nanette Benington’s thrilled with the support locals are showing her volunteer programme in which ‘Big Buddies’ spend time supporting ‘Little Buddies’. She’s trained nine new big buddies this year, including Lee Hart, who’s pictured...

Plea for more buddies

If you'd like to make a positive difference in a youngster's life, here's your chance. Queenstown's Big Buddy programme, with support from Mountain Scene and MediaWorks, is appealing for locals willing to spend two or three hours a week with...

Agency seeks new digs

Queenstown's Happiness House is after a new home. The landlord for the community support centre – based at 4 Park Street for the past 13 years – has given notice that its lease won't be renewed after October next year. Originally...