Kahurangi Taylor

Kahurangi grew up in Franklin and attended the Maori immersion unit at Pukekohe North, before going on to Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Waiuku for a year. She was a seventh former at Auckland Girls Grammar School when she won and crowned Miss World New Zealand 2008 and represented the country at the world final in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kahurangi’s strong confidence in both her Maori and European cultures and the pageants emphasis to raise money for charity gave her the edge and motivated her to do well in the competition.

Presently, she’s going to Massey University studying Bachelor of Science majoring in Nutrition.