To share Māori culture with the world while connecting to our taonga is the best feeling ever!
Name you like to be called? Milan
He mihi nui kia koutou
Ko Mohaka te awa
Ko Tawhirirangi te maunga
No Ngāti Kahungungu me Ngāi Tuhoe ngā iwi
Ko Te Kahu o Te Rangi te marae
Ko Milan Osborne ahau
Milan joins us following a career of over a decade in the ICT industry, most recently in the public sector as a technical advisor for the Ministry of Education, and before that, in the private sector as a National Business Development Manager within both the Managed Services Provider and Distribution markets.
Milan’s role is to manage Wharewaka Tours and Education kaupapa to deliver the cultural, social, environmental and economic objectives for our Ahu Whenua Trusts while ensuring the tikanga and kawa of Te Ātiawa is observed.
Tū tama roto, Tū tama waho – knowing ourselves while knowing others is a key driver for Milan. Celebrating the physical presence of Te Raukura, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke in Wellington, as the Capital of Aotearoa and sharing the stories and history of Te Atiawa with our manuhiri is indeed rewarding.
Favourite thing about your job?
As Business Manager Milan’s role at Te Raukura, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke is to develop a strong team that can share the history and stories of Māori in Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington) and Aotearoa (New Zealand). Delivering cultural education kaupapa within Te Kāhui Kura Education and Tourism reinforces and teaches us the values and philosophy of Māori, our origins in the pacific, mastery of the sea and the arts, and the arrival of our first ancestors to these land from Hawaiki. To share Māori culture with the world while connecting to our taonga is the best feeling ever!
Interests outside of job!
Milan is a father of three and is husband to Jenelle and live in Epuni, Lower Hutt. The whānau enjoy spending time at the beach in Waitarere as well as hosting barbeques at home with friends and family alike. Milan is a keen gamer, a geo-political ‘arm-chair’ strategist and political commentator.