Indigenous brands, Maori business, Kaupapa Growth and innovation, collaborative pilot projects, culture connection and exchange, design enabled economic, culturally enriched.

Member Name Search

Ana Heremaia   BDsn

Pae Tahi

Taitokerau Co-Design, Project Management and Strategy, Design, Architecture


We value the ideas young people have for making their environment more awesome. By using design to engage taitamariki we hope to walk alongside them from exclusion, to inclusion, to greatness.

The ĀKAU Foundation strives to empower taitamariki around Aotearoa to feel more connected and creative so that they can navigate the future with confidence. We help taitamariki recognize and harness the creativity of their tupuna by involving them in tangible projects that have real impact for taitamariki, their whānau and their community.

The Foundation is connected to the ĀKAU Studio which is a unique design and architecture practice that places people and community at the heart of our projects. Profits from the Studio help fund more opportunities for young people.

ph  021 0291 9799

Ana Heremaia ĀKAU

Nga Aho is not responsible for members own content. Please contact us if you have any comments on the material here.

© 2023 Nga Aho. The development of Nga Aho is proudly supported by Te Wananga o Aotearoa through the Awatoru Maori Economic Transformation by Design Project.     Nga Aho Society Rules |  Terms Of Use
Web Design by 360. Web development by Flaxpod.