Samoan-Kiwi boxing legend David Tua says Pacific men don't always have to be tough.
The Tuaminator will be presenting a workshop at this week's special fono, the Gathering of the 3000, to discuss the issues faced by Pacific men.
He says Pacific men face a lot of pressure to be strong and tough, but shouldn't be afraid of showing their emotions.
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A senior Mongrel Mob gang leader in Porirua is urging Pacific youth and men not to fall into the trap of drug addiction.
Dennis Makalio led one of the workshops at the recent Gathering of the 3000 fono in Wellington last weekend.
He's one of the founding members of NZ P-Pull, a group that raises awareness in local communities about the dangers of drug addiction.
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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.
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New Zealand's first ever gathering of Pasifika men to tackle issues facing the community was held over the weekend in Porirua.
The event provided a 'talanoa' environment for men to exchange ideas and discuss issues facing them.
The Gathering of the 3000 was attended by community and political leaders from all levels with a focus on health, financial capability and family violence.
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“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,” says Tua.
“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,” says Tua.
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Martha Samasoni talks to Rob Ngan-Woo about a stress management workshop he'll be running at Gathering Of The 3000 on 1 July. Rob is the founder of the Alopha Programme, which he was inspired to develop following the passing of his brother at the age of 34.
Rob has researched ‘stress’ in all forms and understands how it can be measured, how it can be tracked through the body and how we can teach our nervous system to develop greater resilience to stress. During the workshop, Rob will explain how it can be transformed into sustainable resilience for life-long empowerment for a positive change. As he says, if you can "track it, you can train it and you can transform it".
Martha Samasoni talks to Sai Lealea, a principal with SDL Consultancy, about a financial capability workshop he will leading at Gathering Of The 3000 on 1 Jul. Sai is also a member of the Wellington Pacific Leaders' Forum that has teamed up with the Commission for Financial Capability to run a programme to help Pacific people build up their financial know-how.
Managing your money can become a major stress for Pacific families, which is why Pacific men need to learn the tips and tricks for managing our finances. During this introductory session, Sai will help you look at your financial goals, budgeting, debt, investing, retirement and Kiwisaver.
Boxing legend David Tua will inspire hundreds of Pacific men with his personal story of anger, depression and suicidal thoughts at the historic Gathering of the 3000 event
Hundreds of Pacific men will gather in Wellington later this month for an event that will challenge Pacific men to address issues such as family violence, health and financial capability.
As a keynote speaker, Tua says it will 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”.
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