Te Tohu Tū Rangatira Tū Rangatira Supreme Award

Ariana Stevens

The 2024 recipient of the Tū Rangatira Supreme Award is Ariana Stevens (Ngāti Waewae). Ariana has dedicated her life to the promotion and uplifting of te reo Māori. She is the director of a business which seeks to support people from all sorts of communities to not only use te reo Māori in their lives, but also to uplift the mana of the language. The fruits of her work can be seen across the country, but she has played a pivotal and influential role in supporting the revitalisation of te reo within her own hapū and iwi.