Topic: Kapa Haka

Tainui Waka Kapa Haka Festival - Te Pou o Mangataawhiri

By Te Kāea

With the blessing and support of Te Arikinui Te Ātairangikaahu in 2005, Te Pou o Mangataawhiri (TPM) was reformed under the leadership of Ngāria and Tony Walker.

Since its return, TPM has represented Tainui waka at the past three Te Matatini Festivals, and in each one, claiming a place in the Top 9 groups.

On the back of their awe-inspiring performance in Rotorua, TPM have returned home in a bid to appear on the national stage next year in Christchurch.

This year, Tony Walker and Te Waimarie Kapea lead their fierce performers, and here is their whakaeke.