Paumea Walker is the current Pei Te Hurinui Jones champion and son to tutors of senior Waikato kapa haka, Te Pou o Mangatawhiri. Although his family has no whakapapa to Waikato Tainui, his parents re-established Te Pou o Mangatawhiri upon the request of the late Māori Queen, Te Arikinui Te Ātaairangi Kaahu. Paumea stands to support his parents and family and represent the Kīngatanga at Te Matatini 2017.
He Amorangi - Kapa Haka is a lifestyle, not a hobby
- Waikato/Bay of Plenty