Kaupapa: Health

Surprise marriage proposal at depression symposium

By Aroha Treacher
  • Te Tai Rāwhiti

Ko Ngaro Hape nō Heretaunga kei te kawe i te rongo mō te wā i mutu ai tana mārena, e rua tekau mā toru tau te roa, hei whakamānawa i te hunga e mate pouri ana. I ai a e kōrero ana i te hui Strongmen mō taua take, nānā hoki tana hoa rangatira i whakaohorere.

Kei tua o te mate pouri a Ngaro Hape e noho ana i te ao mārama. Ināianei, kei te awhina kē ia i te hunga e noho tonu ana i roto i pōuri.

“Oh it's cool because I get little reminders by those that I support and I can kind of relate to their thinking and what they're going through and offer a suggestion and if I can't help them then connect them to the right people that can.”

Nā te wehenga o rāua ko tana hoa rangatira me āna tamariki i tino taka a roto ia. I taua wā kīhai ia i mārama ki ngā tohu, me pēhea rānei te kimi āwhina.

“I didn't understand about talking about it so I hit everything but once I opened up and spoke to people about it that I trusted or had my best interests at heart, things turned around from there.”

Heoi, kei te whiti anō te rā ki a Hape, i ohorere katoa tōna hoa wahine i tana pātai i te pātai nui ki a ia i te hui Strongmen ki Heretaunga.

“Awesome actually, I had to hide everything away so I could get it ready to do the right thing and what better way than doing it here where I got help and also where we met, so yeah, cool.”

E ai ki a Tiara Williams te wāhine pūmau a Hape, “Yup really big day. I didn't think it was coming because he made a little bit of a joke, yup, I'll get that 18 months from now.”

I tūtaki rāua ki kōnei ki Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, ā he mahi nui kei mua i a rāua ināianei ki te whakarite i te mārena.

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