After being a volunteer for 18 months Nic Willis decided that she loved the Big Brother Big Sister programme so much she joined the team.
Miss Willis, of New Plymouth, has been matched with Wiki, 13, since April 2011 and thoroughly enjoys spending time with her “little sister”.
“I just like seeing Wiki grow up and see her confidence grow,” she said.
Some of the things they do together are as simple as walking the dog, doing some baking or heading to the Big Brother Big Sister clubrooms at the Tasman Club where they play darts, cards and board games.
“We just hang out and do everyday stuff,” she said.
Wiki has good supportive parents who wanted something extra for her.