Ko wai mātou?

“Ka tūtaki ai te wai ki te whenua.”

To us, ĀKAU is the place where water meets land.
ĀKAU strives to empower whānau and tamariki to shape their future and their community through creativity and design.

We make sure the community’s voice is heard from the start to finish of our projects. We help tamariki recognise and harness the creativity of their tupuna by involving them in tangible projects that have real impact for taitamariki, their whānau and their community. We are a multi-disciplinary, not-for-profit design studio based in Kaikohe. Most of our kaimahi are māori and local to Te Taitokerau, and our mahi draws from the deep expertise in our rohe to uplift te ao māori.
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