David Tua to inspire men to change lives in Porirua
Boxing legend David Tua is aiming to inspire strength in men by sharing his story of anger, depression and suicidal thoughts in Porirua.
More than 1000 men are expected to attend the Gathering of the 3000, a two-day event at Te Rauparaha Arena on June 30 and July 1.
Tua said that it would be an opportunity for men to ‘‘talk openly about the challenges they’ve faced and really confront the issues affecting Pacific men and their families’’.
‘‘These issues need to be talked about and the negative statistics cannot become the norm.
‘‘We are so much more than what the statistics say about us: we are intelligent, we are kind, we are loving.
‘‘I’ll be at the Gathering of the 3000 to express the challenging times in my life and how I found a solution to get out of those dark times.’’
David Tua will be sharing his story at Te Rauparaha Arena.