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06/09/2020

Ruwani Perera

"This is a chance for them to actually just be a young man, have no pressure and have fun and maybe a new experience," says 'Bros for Change' founder, Jaye Pukepuke.

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5:47 pm on 21 May 2020

Meriana Johnsen, Journalist

Bros for Change is a twenty week long kaupapa Māori programme that uses mau rakau, haka, and traditional food gathering practices to give rangatahi the skills get back into education or employment.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 6:24 pm
Press Release: Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is ecstatic that local legend, Jaye Pukepuke, and his transformation programme, Bros for Change, has been recognised with a significant funding announcement from Ministers Hon Shane Jones and Hon Willie Jackson.

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1:29 pm on 12 November 2018

A new short film, Bros for Change, directed by Struan Purdie for The Wireless, follows Jaye as he takes a group of kids on a six-week camp in an attempt to turn their lives around.

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9:32, Jan 26 2018

MONIQUE STEELE0

A kaupapa-based programme working with Māori youth in east Christchurch is showcased in a new documentary airing in the city this week.

The 20-minute documentary Tell Me I Can't explores youth programme Bros For Change, opening in Christchurch on Friday.

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05:27, Oct 11 2014

TONY SMITH

His life today, as a Christchurch youth worker, father of a four-year-old daughter, player-coach of the Papanui and Canterbury Maori teams and a former mixed martial arts fighter, is light years away from the young man who squandered six years of his youth in a jail cell.