Visualizing data for a healthier planet

Takiwā is a powerful analytics platform that shifts policy to where it belongs...

Taking better care of People, Planet, and the Places we live.


Visual data analytics platform screenshot


Visual data analytics platform screenshot


Origin: Māori

1.(noun) time, period, space, area, setting

2.(noun) Visual analytics platform created to drive better policy and social investment outcomes for people, planet and place.

A Peek at Takiwā

Want to Simplify Your World?

Complex Data

Our Takiwā platform enables large amounts of complex data, including geographic information, to be combined, analysed and presented in visually powerful ways.


Improve the quality and speed of your organisation's decision-making, and ultimately your ability to affect significant change in your community.

Deeper And Faster

Delivered online, Takiwā provides you with the tools to see the 'big picture' of the issues you are analysing - getting deeper, richer insights faster.

Key Features

A Partnership Approach

We work with experts in our target sectors to help empower organisations and communities to build their own capability and capacity. Our vision is scientists, policy makers, community leaders and stakeholders having the ability to see the same picture and agree a way forward where everyone can contribute.

Leading Edge Tech

A scalable, multi-tenanted spatial analytics engine, translating big complex data-sets into simple, understandable visualisations and business intelligence. Takiwā applications are currently collecting data from an incredibly broad range of sources, from in-lake sensors to large Government data sets. Backed by an organisation committed to investing in ongoing research and development.

Deeper Insights Faster

Takiwā delivers deeper insights faster by presenting complex information in simple ways, providing users with spatial, temporal and analytic views of data. It also provides the ability to monitor progress in real-time and report on the fly.

Secure and Stable

The data processed through Takiwā applications is often sensitive and valuable, so we put a premium on the security and robustness of our platforms. Partnering with IBM has enabled us to achieve a gold standard in this area, acceptable to risk averse organisations with tight requirements around data protection and data sovereignty.

Before Takiwā we were assuming we knew, about what we thought our people want from us to meet their needs going forward. Without data to confirm that we are really just guessing.

Digital leader at Iwi using Takiwā

Our Focus Sectors

Takiwā partners with domain experts and people who are passionate about driving policy and actions that make a difference for people, planet and the places we live. Our Takiwā technologies provide real-time social investment solutions that turn policy into high impact activities and outcomes. Takiwā is currently used in a number of sectors to solve some of our biggest challenges.

Environment Data


Current application: freshwater and land optimisation - visualising scientific data and maatauranga Maori data across all lakes and their catchments in New Zealand, and visualising land use capability and associated land-use variables. Enabling organisations to identify how to get optimum value out of land assets while minimising their environmental footprint.

Māori Data


Current application: visualising and analysing where Iwi members reside (anonymised and aggregated to Area Unit, Territorial Authority and Regional Council layers) and their status per Census data; occupation, income range, employment, highest qualification, languages spoken, home ownership, and overlaying schooling achievement and housing data to build a rich locality view of social outcomes. Enabling Iwi leadership and agencies to make better informed policy decisions and investments.

Education Data


Current application: visualising and analysing student achievement outcomes for all students by variables such as school, ethnicity, subject and decile rating across New Zealand to see where innovative schooling models are creating successful student achievement outcomes, particularly for Māori and Pacifika students.

Healthcare Data


Current application: visualising five years of hospital patient data across seven hospitals from three District Health Boards, to show where the highest demand comes from within communities (by variables such as ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, illness/treatment types), and where investment needs to be prioritised to solve systemic health problems within communities. 

Behind the national policy statement for fresh water management it’s really a whole lot of community consultation. That’s where Takiwā is potentially going to be very valuable.

Environmental scientist using Takiwā

Our Team

Mike drives the strategy and operations of Takiwā

Mike is of Maniapoto descent is a leading specialist in the field of Māori and indigenous economic development. He previously founded Tuia Consulting, a leading Māori economic development advisory firm in New Zealand and the Pacific. During that time Mike built an economic benchmarking tool which led to the creation of an online analytical processing platform. The idea was to use data to drive better visibility across the policy space and improve policy outcomes in areas that need it most. And it worked!

So Mike formed Takiwā to build innovative tools and technologies that drive transformational change in areas that most impact Māori and indigenous people globally - improving outcomes in health, education, culture and identity, social and environmental wellbeing and economic development.

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Thalia Ullrich
Associate Director

Thalia drives strategic delivery and outcomes

Thalia is of Ngāi Tahu descent and is a (tenacious) founding team member of Takiwā – a business with a DNA of making bold, innovative ideas, real. Thalia has helped shape the Takiwā business strategy and development and leads project delivery.

Thalia works along-side iwi, domain experts, local/central government agencies, universities, DHBs and PHOs, communities, NGOs and firms. She takes conceptual ideas through to implementation as well as brings requirements, narratives, data, and design into the Takiwā creation.

Thalia has both local and global aspirations for Takiwā. Thalia completed her M.B.A in the UK and spent 16 years working overseas in Europe, America and Asia Pacific in start-ups, SMEs, and global corporate organisations across a wide range of industries (including pharmaceuticals, technology, banking and finance, consulting and tourism).

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Michael drives the technical vision for the company and leads our team of Takiwā developers

Michael is responsible for leading the Takiwā’s technical vision and development, including managing platform development, partnerships, information systems and technology teams. Michael has more than 16 years of experience and plays a key role in delivering innovative platform and software solutions across the company.
Michael delivers incredible value to the business with his practical application of great technologies, and leads a highly talented and creative team of developers.

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