Bella Taylor has a strong connection with the land. She has been brought up on a dairy farm in the Kaimai Ranges and identifies strongly with her family mantra; "If you look after the land, the land will look after you".
With that in mind she hopes to study towards a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, with the hope of one day being able to encourage New Zealanders to be motivated by an understanding and respect for the land.
Bella has had significant academic success at school while holding positions of leadership including student ambassador and councillor. Outside of school she is involved with the Tauranga Western Riding Club.