David Tua to in­spire men to change lives in Porirua

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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.’’

PHOT: NIGEL MOFFIET

David Tua will be shar­ing his story at Te Rau­paraha Arena.

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