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SYNOPSIS: Two high profile men, a former All Black and Hollywood actor, reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty. Making Good Men is not a story of blame or humiliation. It is a path to redemption, to reconciliation and ultimately to restoration.

Manu Bennett:

“I was sitting in a study room looking through a text book when Norm entered the room. As I recollect it he told everyone to get out but pointed at me to stay put. He then closed the door came over and punched me right in the face, I went down & he picked me up & punched me again, I tried to cover up on the ground but he started kicking at my head…

Norm Hewitt:

There was a point when I was smashing him and he said ‘my mother just died.’ I kept punching him and replied ‘So? I don’t care’……had someone not stopped me I don’t know whether I would have been able to stop myself.”

For the past 30 years, the Bully, former All Black, Norm Hewitt, and his victim, television actor, Manu Bennett, often thought about each other; about their time at boarding school; about the terror Manu experienced at the fists of Norm; and about the lives they both went on to live. They often wondered, independently, what they would say if they ever met.

Making Good Men documents this chance meeting and the wider impact it’s had on their families; we’ll reveal how it began and why with brutal honesty. But we’ll also discover how both men used their past and their hurt to rise to the top of their careers.

Norm considers a korero over a cuppa tea a really important first step in approaching any major issues in his life. Check out the clips below where Norm talks about some of the tools he used in his own personal journey of change over the years.

Cuppa Tea with Norm 1: Idea to Change

Cuppa Tea with Norm 2: The Fear of Change

Cuppa Tea with Norm 3: Starting the Journey