Bella, the famous guide at Wakarewarewa, Rotorua N.Z. Sister to Maggie Papakura, Bella also continued in carrying on the guiding heritage.
Today, a small carved wharepuni (house) at Whakarewarewa still stands, which was built for Bella by her husband; this building is now listed as a Wahi Tupuna with Heritage New Zealand. Through her guiding career, Bella worked as a mentor to a number of Whakarewarewa guides. She and her sister also played a role in bringing Māori song and dance to the world stage, starting a ‘Māori Dance Troup’ to entertain village visitors.
First NameBella Te HoariLast NamePapakuraDate of Birth1870?Date of Death1950