Tū Rangatira - Supreme Award

Taking a stand - Exemplifying leadership and outstanding advocacy for te reo Māori

The Tū Rangatira Supreme Award is bestowed upon a truly exceptional individual or group that has demonstrated outstanding leadership, unwavering dedication, and a profound impact in championing te reo Māori. It recognises those who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to the language, taking a stand, fighting against adversity, and leaving an enduring legacy for future generations. This award acknowledges their pivotal role in the continued revitalisation and normalisation of te reo Māori.


  • You can nominate a person, organisation, or kaupapa for this award.
  • The nomination must reflect impacts made within Aotearoa.
  • The judges will consider, impact, integrity, quality of the leadership, and relationship to the wider reo Māori movement.
  • Nominations should be able to demonstrate an evidenced track record of support for te reo Māori, and to offer some thoughts about future impacts.