Tāmaki Makaurau: Rameka has designs on his future

Rāmeka Alexander-Tu’inukuafe has successfully secured a full-time position as a Graduate Interior Designer with Architecture company Jasmax.

Through Te Puni Kōkiri’s cadetship programme and in collaboration with Committee for Auckland Limited, Rāmeka gained an internship placement at Jasmax then became a full-time employee.

Last year Rāmeka completed a Bachelor of Design in Spatial Design at AUT. He is passionate about kaupapa Māori and how Māori and indigenous concepts can be integrated into commercial interior and architecture projects here in Aotearoa.

Originally from Te Taitokerau, Rāmeka attended Māori-medium schooling in Kaikohe and Moerewa as well as Kerikeri High School. Rameka is of Māori, Tongan, and German descent.

Te Puni Kōkiri Tāmaki Makaurau partnered with Committee for Auckland Limited to develop Māori economic development initiatives in the Auckland region. The Committee for Auckland is a not-for-profit private sector organisation seeking to leverage influence in the enhancement and development of Auckland as an exciting and dynamic place to live.

Jasmax is a design firm of architects, urban and interior designers, and landscape artists.