Twenty four students graduated yesterday from a programme that has been going for nine weeks and has a combination of boot camp styles.

CACTUS is a course that is an adolescent challenge programme for youth, the programme has been running for the students of Rangitahi College.

Valerie Peke of the key organises of the programme says that yesterday’s event tested the students and was supported by the Mayor of Whakatāne, Tony Bonne.

Rua tekau ma wha ngā tauira i whakapōtaehia ki raro i te kaupapa whakapakari, whakahiki wairua e mohiotia nei ko CACTUS.  He kaupapa tēnei mo te hunga taiohi, rangatahi tekau tau piki ake, ā, he kaupapa tēnei kua kōkirihia ki roto i te kāreti o Rangitahi.  Ki tā ngā kōrero mai a Valerie Peke, tētahi o ngā māngai o te kaupapa nei, i tino whakamātauhia tēnei kaupapa i ngā tauira, ā, i tautokohia e te koromatua o Whakatāne e Tony Bonne na tōna taenga atu ki te tautoko i te kaupapa.