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Business liaison at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke.
My job is to grow our business by creating relationships with organisations like schools and educational groups, tourism companies like Weta and Te Papa and companies that bring people to Wellington who want to hear the stories of the local iwi Te Ātiawa/Taranaki Whānui.
I previously worked at Parliament, but while I studied, I ran an afterschool care center and holiday programs (similar environment!).
Paddling in the waka sharing the kōrero of the iwi and showing people how awesome Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington Harbour is.
Paddling in the cold.
I just came back from a buyers/sellers conference, so finishing up all my follow-ups (exciting!) but I’m helping to plan a big renovation of one of our spaces which is actually really exciting! Watch this space!!
I’ve often had people shed a couple of tears when I take tours… I think that’s a good thing, that I can be that moving. Not because I bore people to tears when I talk lol.
A colleague and I were out running an errand. We pulled in behind a taxi a few meters away from a red light. We sat there for a good 10 minutes before we realised we were in a taxi stand, not the traffic queue.
BA Political Science, Diploma Māoritanga (VUW).
Waka Ama, Waka Kaupapa.
Matt is a business liaison at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke. Image: Supplied.