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Mr Mafaufau Tua , of Auckland, ONZM for services to youth, boxing and the community

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Mr Mafaufau Tua , of Auckland, ONZM for services to youth, boxing and the community

Faumuina To’aletai David Mafaufau Tua concluded his boxing career in 2013 and then shifted his focus to mentoring, training and supporting young people, families and communities. He was an ambassador for Turn Your Life Around youth development programme. He established and runs David Tua Health and Fitness Ltd and initiated the David Tua Leaders Programme. He partnered with the Skills Update Training Institute to deliver programmes for youth not in education, employment or training. His gym was involved with Mercury Energy’s Christmas boxes initiative for families who could not afford Christmas presents. He has been a guest speaker at numerous events and an ambassador for the Salvation Army’s Homelessness Crusade. Mr Tua is a member of the Homai Primary Board of Trustees and the Healthy Families Board of Trustees.

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