First Responder

First Responder

First Responder Podcasts

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First Responder

Programme Information

Wayne Poutoa and his wife have been offering a range of support services to at-risk youth. The couple installed six cabins out the back of the property, creating a small village that offers a safe home for young people with nowhere else to go. First Responder will be a combination of interviews, stories and resources that relate to real-life youth issues.

About Me

Wayne Poutoa isn’t a stranger to the concept of second chances. A former Mongrel Mob patchmember turned pastor, he is now helping at-risk youth see a life of purpose ahead of them.

On the premises of Carterton Baptist Church on Broadway St are several buildings including the church itself, a hall where education programmes are run from, the house where Wayne and his wife live, and emergency crisis housing for youth. The target population is 16-19, youth at-risk, with little or no qualification at all.