Thanks. Tele_player. I see what you mean.
As it happens I got the new Akso module working fine with the 3.0.1 version of the Akso package on the M1 Mini. So I am able to do something with the new Mac.
I assume that whatever has been done to make the Akso 3.0.1 distribution work on M1 Macs would also be possible with the 1 version of the Axoloti patcher.
So, looks like it might be a question of configuring the Axoloti toolchain as you say.
For now I can use the new Akso and any patches can be compiled on my old intel iMac and run on the old Axoloti Cores.