Former cricketer conquers personal Everest

  • Tāmaki Makaurau

I te rewanga ake o Te Wiki Hauora Tāne, ka ruku atu mātou i ngā taerō a kupe i pā ki te kaitākaro kiriti o mua o Aotearoa, ki a Adam Parore. Koinei te wā tuatahi, kua tuku kōrero mai tēnei tipua hākinakina, kai-pakihi hoki mō ngā āhuatanga kōhukihuki i tau ki a ia. Ko tāna e whakapono nei, mā ēnei kōrero, ētahi atu tāne e tauawhi kia puta ki te ora.

Kua tae a Adam Parore ki te karamatamata o Everest me te ao kirikiti ki Aotearoa nei, engari hei tana, ko te wairua kōhukihuki te kakenga nui rawa mōnā.

"Nobody knew. On the surface it was all looking pretty good, underneath it wasn't looking right. Probably about 12 months ago, I bombed out and it's been a slow steady climb back." 

Arā tonu ngā mahi nui kei mua i te aroaro o Parore, i a ia e mahi ana hei kaiarataki mo Index Group. Nō muri kē mai i tana uru ki ngā whawhai ā kōti, hei tā te pāpā whai tamariki, ka mate ia i te kore moe.

"I found the stress was probably a more difficult thing for me to deal with. It sort of snuck up on me over a number of years, from some litigation I was involved in predominately. (I was very slow to recognise the symptoms of it until I couldn't sleep anymore and I got into a phase of waking up, actually it was exactly 2:38 every morning. And then being awake all night and worrying about outcomes around litigation, family and business stuff."

Na wai rā, ka whai rongoa te kaitiaki wikiti o mua o Aotearoa. Ka kite ia i ngā mātanga mō te hauora, ka aukati hoki te inu waipiro me te kai huka, ā, ka timata hoki ia ki te tuku mahi ki ētahi i te mahi, i te kainga hoki.

"I think that sort of stuff (stress is pretty typical of NZ men, were there is this expectation that you should just be able to just do everything for everybody. I got to the point where it just got too much. And you know I just couldn't keep going. And the lesson that I've learnt is that if you can't look after yourself then it's pretty hard to look after your family and your mates."   

Ko Parore tētahi o ngā māngai mō te wiki hauora tāne, ā, e whakatenatena ana ia i ngā tāne kia whakaoti i tētahi patapatai kia kite rā e pēhea ana tō rātou hauora.