InZone will be hosting on November 5th the InZone Annual Charity Auction 2014, our foundation’s chief annual fundraiser.  By means of this event, we hope to raise crucial funds to support the young Māori and Pacific Island students of our foundation. 

As InZone is entirely funded by private donations, any support we can receive is welcome, whether financial, material, or in the form of volunteer time.  Events such as the InZone Charity Auction have allowed us so far to provide our 55 InZone boys with basic things such as schoolbooks, camp gear and financial aid for school fees.  They have further helped us cover InZone’s operational expenses.  In 2015, the chief goal for our Foundation is the opening of a second InZone hostel for girls studying at Epsom Girls Grammar.  The InZone Annual Charity Auction 2014 is therefore of huge importance to us.  It is thanks to altruistic generosity from the community that we will see the dream come true.



Wednesday November 5, 2014


Vodafone Head Office
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue
Auckland CBD


6.30 pm to 10.00 pm



We will be staging two auctions on the night:
  • A silent auction 
  • A live onscreen auction


1.  Luxury Waiheke Getaway

A weekend retreat to this luxury, private house with 360 degree views overlooking Oneroa. 
4 Bedrooms (sleeps 12), 4 bathrooms, large entertainers kitchen, separate TV room, multiple outdoor areas, spa pool. A short ferry ride from Auckland downtown for an extraordinary weekend away.
Donated by Sarah Paykel and Craig Greenwood. Cleaning donated by Sarah and Shannon Walsh.  Date to be agreed by owners.
Value $3,900

2.  Five day Aro Hā  Getaway - Queenstown

Incredible five day retreat at Aro Hā in Queenstown.  Located in New Zealand’s ethereal Southern Alps, Aro Hā is designed for the rejuvenation of the human spirit.  Its physically challenging programs stimulate the body & mind with sub alpine hiking, vinyasa yoga, and dynamic movement.  Aro Hā programs include nutrient dense vegetarian cuisine, healing bodywork, and opportunities for mindfulness & introspection.  Your diligent attention to wellness will be rewarded with a youthful embodiment of optimum health.  If a transformative shift is needed, you’ve found the ideal elixir.  Valid for one year.  Visit for more information.
Value $4,500

3. & 4.  ECC Lighting & Furniture - $2,500 Gift Vouchers

Items 3. and 4. are two incredible $2,500 gift vouchers from the wonderful ECC Lighting & Furniture, in Grafton, Newmarket. 
ECC has built a reputation for providing the absolute finest in European designer lighting and furniture. ECC was established in 1909 by George Levett Thorburn and is now run by grandson Mike Thorburn. Mike has been the driving force behind the development of an extensive range of designer lighting and furniture products over the last 30 years. 
Value $2,500

5.  Meredith's Restaurant - 9 Course Degustation Meal + Wine for 4 People

Meredith's Restaurant is generously putting up for auction a nine course degustation meal with accompanying wine for four people.  Courses include:
  1. Greenlip mussel, shiitake, cucumber     
  2. Linseed, caramelised yoghurt, smoked duck     
  3. Short finned eel, king salmon, bacon & grains     
  4. Red deer, horseradish, chlorophyll & fried egg     
  5. Cauliflower, scallops, foraged greens     
  6. Rose veal, parsnip, onion & mustard     
  7. Lamb neck, rewena & honey     
  8. Apple, tamarillo, lemon & salted meringue     
  9. Valrhona chocolate & orange
Value $920

6.  Dinner for 8 Prepared at Your Home by Mantells Chef

Impress your friends with hors d'oeuvres. dinner and wine for eight people.  All expertly prepared in your own home with service staff and a chef from renowned Mantells!
Kindly donated by Mantells

7.  Whiskey Tasting for 10 at Sam Snead's House of Whiskey

Experience a wiskey tasting for ten at Sam Snead's House of Whiskey.  During your visit to the 'House' you will be made to feel welcome and may learn a thing or two about the joys of drinking malts!
Kindly donated by Sam Snead's House of Whiskey

8.  InZone Boys Dinner - Dinner for 10 at InZone Boys

A unique opportunity for ten people to be hosted by the unique young men and staff of the InZone Boys hostel.  These are epic nights, with great food, great company and wonderful performances.
Proudly provided by the InZone Boys hostel

9.  InZone Girls Dinner - Dinner for 10 at the Newly Opened InZone Girls

A unique opportunity for ten people to be hosted by the unique young women and staff of the InZone Girls hostel.  These are epic nights, with great food, great company and wonderful performances.
Proudly provided by the InZone Girls hostel

10.  Karen Walker - Project Runway Experience

Peak behind the scenes with the design team of the International Design Superstar and EGGS Old Girl, Karen Walker.  You will spend a day getting a glimpse of the workings of the design team, getting an insight into the machinery behind the brand.  Year 12 and older. At an agreed time with Karen Walker. To be taken within 1 year of auction.

11.  Domain Orthopaedic Surgeons - Work Experience Day with Dr Chris Fougere

Spend the day in the operating theatre with Dr Chris Fougere, orthopaedic surgeon and Grammar Old Boy, experiencing life behind the 'authorised personnel only' doors.  Be able to observe doctor-patient interactions, the theatre team and live surgery.  This is suitable for a student year 12 and older at a date agreed by Mr Fougere.  To be taken within the 12 months of the auction, subject to individual patient consent.

12.  Baduzzi Restaurant - Work Experience Day in Wynyard Quarter

Forget My Kitchen Rules.... here is your chance to see real professionals in action.  Spend a day experiencing the ‘behind the scenes’ at Baduzzi Restaurant in Wynyard Quarter for a little bit Italian, a little bit San Francisco and a whole lot of fabulous.  Must be year 12 and older.  Date to be agreed with Baduzzi Management.  To be taken within 1 year of the auction.

13.  ANZ - Work Experience Day with the ANZ Global Markets Team

Do you fancy yourself as an international banker? What exactly are derivatives, forwards, swaps, and collars?  Find out when you spend the day with the Global Markets Team at ANZ bank, Auckland.  Complete with screens and shoulder’s practically ‘Wall Street’ all over again.  Must be Year 12 and older. Date to be agreed with ANZ. Must be taken within 12 months of auction.

14.  Drinks Party with the Prime Minister

A fully hosted drinks party from 6-8pm for up to 14 with John and Bronagh Key.
Ideal for industry groups or just a treat for you and your friends.  The PM is a supporter of the InZone Project and the academic opportunity it provides to Maori and Pasifika students.  Date to be arranged. 
Item donated by John and Bronagh Key and hosted by the neighbours.

15.  Cocktails for 10 in the Headmaster's Study with Tim O'Connor

Discuss the school, tell stories and reminisce with Auckland Grammar School headmaster Tim O'Connor as he hosts cocktails for ten teople in his study.  Time and date to be agreed.
Kindly donated by Tim O'Connor.

16.  Polo Lesson for 2 at the Auckland Polo Club in Clevedon

Get the opportunity to try a round of polo!  An experienced polo player will take you through the plays and shots.  Reliable ponies and playing equipment supplied.  Bring a camera and your support crew.  Stay for a drink at the polo bar afterwards.  Alternative is two lessons for one person.
Kindly donated by the Auckland Polo Club.

17.  Auckland Breast Centre - 3D Tomosynthesis and 2D Mammogram

Another Auckland first, ABC has lead the way and introduced tomosythesis.  This is done at the same time as your mammogram.  What does this do?  Tomosythesis provides 1mm slices of the breast and reconstructs it into 3D.  International research has shown that tomosynthesis picks up more breast cancers and results in less unnecessary biopsies.
Value $250

18.  Tour of Air Traffic Control and Runway at Auckland Airport for two people

Is your son or daughter interested in a career in aviation?  Here is their chance to view life at Auckland Airport from behind the scenes for yourself.  Get a tour of traffic control operations and the runway at Auckland International Airport.  Date to suit both parties. To be taken within 1 year of the auction.

19.  One Hour Business Session + Breakfast at Bolaven in Mt Eden with Zac de Silva

Zac de Silva of Business Changing is contributing to the auction a one hour business mentoring session at Bolaven cafe in Mt Eden.  Zac will go over your business model with you and share his thoughts as how to improve it.  He will also throw in breakfast!  Visit to find out more about Business Changing.
Value $450+GST

20.  Peter Blake Signed & Framed America's Cup Shirt

Peter Blake signed & framed America's Cup shirt generously donated to InZone by Anthony and Vanessa Ford of the Not For Me Charitable Trust.

21.  Waikato Chiefs 2014 Signed & Framed Jersey

Signed Waikato Chiefs Super Rugby jersey with all the signatures of he 2014 reigning champion team. 
Item generously donated to InZone by Phil Gaze of Next Generation Sport

22.  Sydney Roosters 2014 Jersey Signed by Team

Signed Sidney Roosters jersey with all the signatures of the 2013 NRL winning team, generously donated to InZone by the lovely Carmen Taplin.  Limited edition item numbered 284 of 300.  Signatures include:
  • Anthony Minichiello (c)
  • Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Daniel Tupou 
  • Michael Jennings 
  • Shaun Kenny-Dowall 
  • Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 
  • James Maloney 
  • Mitchell Pearce 
  • Jake Friend 
  • Sonny Bill Williams 
  • Sam Moa 
  • Aidan Guerra
  • Frank-Paul Nuuausala  
  • Daniel Mortimer 
  • Mitchell Aubusson 
  • Boyd Cordner 
  • Luke O'Donnell  
  • Trent Robinson

23.  New Zealand Kiwis Rugby League World Cup 2013 Jersey Signed by Team

Signed New Zealand Kiwis jersey with all the signatures of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup team, generously donated to InZone by the lovely Carmen Taplin.  Signatures include:
  • Josh Hoffman 
  • Kevin Locke 
  • Jason Nightingale 
  • Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 
  • Manu Vatuvei 
  • Bryson Goodwin 
  • Krisnan Inu 
  • Dean Whare 
  • Kieran Foran (vice-captain)
  • Thomas Leuluai 
  • Shaun Johnson 
  • Jesse Bromwich 
  • Sam Kasiano 
  • Sam Moa 
  • Ben Matulino 
  • Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 
  • Isaac Luke 
  • Greg Eastwood 
  • Alex Glenn 
  • Simon Mannering (captain)
  • Frank Pritchard 
  • Sonny Bill Williams 
  • Frank-Paul Nu'uausala 
  • Elijah Taylor

24.  Framed & Signed Madonna CD Gold Disk - Bedtime Stories

Signed and framed Madonna CD Gold Disk Bedtime Stories, generously donated to InZone by Anthony and Vanessa Ford of the Not For Me Charitable Trust.  Album released on October 6, 1994 by Maverick Records.  Item comes with certificate of authenticity from

25.  'Portrait of a Leader' - Signed Copy of Prime Minister John Key's New Biography

John Key has been called a political phenomenon. Having scaled the heights of one career, as a foreign currency trader, he came home from the world's financial capitals to start another. Six years after entering Parliament, Key was Prime Minister – the most rapid rise of a New Zealand politician in our lifetime. Despite a bruising 2014 election campaign, he led his government to a third term in office with an increased majority, cementing his high approval rating. 
This lively portrait offers insights into Key's life, personality, political motivations and ambitions. Journalist John Roughan has secured unconditional access to Key and his family, as well as his closest advisers. Roughan examines how the twin ambitions of a boy in a state house, 'to make a million dollars and be Prime Minister' have been realised beyond his dreams, and how Key's instincts as a currency trader have shaped his politics. He reflects on the reasons for Key's continuing popularity and assesses his contribution to New Zealand's future.

26.  Autographed Copy of Sir John Kirwan’s New Book - 'Stand by Me'

Get your hands on a signed copy of 'Stand by Me': Sir John Kirwan's brand new book on parenting teenagers.  Returning from his coaching and life experience in Treviso, Italy, the All Blacks legend believes Kiwi parents could be much more involved in the lives of our youth.
"I'm a dad and I'm looking for answers - from the professionals, kids, mums, dads, and other supporters who've been there, holding each other's hands to hell and back. The goal of this book is to help equip people with the knowledge and courage to be active and supportive in their children's lives,"   JK

27.  Lisa Sarah Stainless Steel Artwork - The World

Recyclable stainless steel artwork by NZ landscape designer Lisa Sarah, generously donated to InZone by Anthony and Vanessa Ford of the Not For Me Charitable Trust.   'The World' is made in NZ and suitable for outdoor use.

28.  Signed Rugby Ball - Richie McCaw

Signed rugby ball by none other than legendary All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, donated to InZone by the very generous Mark Kelly and Erica Whineray Kelly.

29.  Shane Warne Signed and Framed Photo

Signed and framed photo of the one and only Shane Warne generously donated to InZone by Anthony and Vanessa Ford of the Not For Me Charitable Trust.

30.  Diane von Furstenberg Scarf from Newmarket's Muse Boutique

Beautiful blue Diane von Furstenberg silk scarf (40cm x 80cm) kindly donated by Muse Boutique in Newmarket.

31.  Full Day Hunt for 4 People with Chris Kumeroa of Survive Aotearoa

A full-day hunt with a former Special Forces soldier and presenter of the hit Maori Television Series Survive Aotearoa.  Hunt to take place in the Auckland region (deer or pig), will also involve a few extras!
Kindly donated by Survive Aotearoa

32.  Home Insulation or a Heat Pump to the Value of $3,000 from Smart Energy Solutions

Smart Energy Solutions is your one-stop-shop for improving your home's insulation, heating and general energy efficiency.
Kindly donated by Paul Thomson

33.  Grab and Run Survival Kit

Got caught out with the recent power cuts?  Be prepared!  Kit contains the necessary items for up to four people to survive in a disaster for up to 72 hours.  All items are packed securely in our multi-pocket hikers backpack which has plenty if extra space.
Kindly donated by Lifepac

34.  Ann O'Sullivan Ceramics Set - NZ Artist

NZ potter Ann O'Sullivan lives in Devonport, where she has her studio and produces her stunning organic themed ceramics.  She is a member of Auckland studio Potters where she fires much of her work.  Ann was brought up in Reefton on the West Coast of the South Island.
She regularly fires a wood soda kiln and a salt kiln at a friends property near Auckland, and enjoys making ceramic pieces for people to use in their every day life.
Item generously donated to us by Liz Caughey of the Braveheart Youth Trust.
Value $150

35.  Sue Hawker Ceramics -  3 White Pate-de-Verre Vases

Sue Hawker is a New Zealand glass and ceramics artist, who produces stunning works from her studio in Kerikeri, working in clay, cast glass and pate de verre. She won the prestigious Ranamok Contemporary Glass Award for Australasia in 2010 with her vibrant “Too Much Is Never Enough”. She has been a finalist in the Ranamok five times, and also in the Wallace Art Awards, the Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards, the Bombay Sapphire New Zealand Collection and the Northland Art Awards, and was selected Jurors’ Choice in the New York Corning Museum Of Glass “New Glass Review 32”, in 2011. Her work has been acquired by several international private collections, and her “Too Much Is Never Enough” vessel recently became part of the permanent collection in the Australian National Gallery in Canberra.
Item generously donated to us by Liz Caughey of the Braveheart Youth Trust.
Value $150 each