Media Coverage
Since its commencement in 2011, the InZone Project has been fortunate enough to receive media coverage from a number of sources.  These can be found below with links to the original videos and articles.

Te Reo is now compulsory at Auckland Grammar School


​Auckland Grammar School has implemented te reo Māori for its first time with a statement "it’s compulsory for all year nines". This is ahead of the school’s first te reo Māori teacher in history. ​​

Last year the decile nine school made te reo Maori a compulsory subject for all year nine students. This year it is compulsory for year nines and optional to year 10. By 2020 Maori language classes will be available to all year groups.

The funeral of Sir John Graham


Our InZone boys were proud to lead the haka performed by Auckland Grammar School at Sir John Graham's funeral. Sir John was a strong supporter of InZone, and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and condolences to his whanau.

TVNZ Seven Sharp


TVNZ’s Seven Sharp visited InZone and also joined us as our 7th Form boys and Year 13 girl, all in their last year of school, bungy jumped from the Auckland Harbour Bridge. 

View the full article here.

Maori Television


Te Karere attended the powhiri to welcome the new boys joining the hostel for 2016...

Sunday Star Times


A great article by Emma Jones which appeared in the Sunday Star Times on January 24, 2016.

View the full article here.

Seven Sharp


Great coverage for InZone on the news and current affairs show, Seven Sharp.

Watch the full video here.

E-Tangata Magazine


Caley Wilson from the Maori and Pasifika Sunday magazine E-Tangata interviewed Terrance Wallace about InZone and wrote this inspiring article titled “Chicago, Auckland Grammar and Ngati Whatua”.

In this article Terrance talks about InZone and reveals the childhood experiences that  helped to shape the values that drive InZone today.

Read the full interview here.

InZone Girls Powhiri 2015 Coverage


Term 1 of 2015 saw us welcome our first 16 InZone girls to the new InZone Girls Te Kāinga Huarahi, at 33 Owens Rd, Epsom.   Against all odds (and thanks mainly to our army of volunteers), we managed got our new Kāinga finished in time for the start of school, allowing our girls to move into a stunning newly refurbished old Epsom villa, less than five minutes walk from Epsom Girls Grammar

The opening Pōwhiri saw over 300 people attend and was covered by TV3, Maori Tv, Te Karere TVNZ, the New Zealand Herald and

Vodafone's TXT2GIVE 7005 Campaign


The wonderful people at Vodafone have gotten behind InZone's campaign to get the long-awaited InZone Girls project up and running by 2015.  InZone has become the first beneficiary of Vodafone's new Txt2Give programme.  To support InZone directly, you can now text InZone to 7003 to give $3, 7005 for $5 and 7010 for $10.  Txt2Give is free for Vodafone users.

Victory Haka for PM On Election Night


A victorious John Key was honoured with a televised InZone haka when he emerged from his house on election night.  The leader of the National Party had been bunkered up inside his Parnell home as election results showed him steadily hold the lead throughout the night.  As the vote count came to a close, Mr Key came out onto the street where supporters and news crews had been waiting in the rain. 

The InZone student base greeted the PM, a great long-time supporter of our project, with a fierce and powerful haka.  Mr Key stood proudly as he watched on before leaving for the Auckland Events Centre for National Party's election party.

TV3:  Campbell Live


In early August, Anna Burns-Francis and the team from Campbell Live visited 99 Owens Rd to do a story on InZone Boys and raise the profile of our foundation.  The story finally aired last night, on the Monday night Campbell Live show.

We are extremely grateful to TV3 for their publicity and we hope it will come in handy as we work to establish InZone Girls in 2015. 

We further want to compliment Logan for his natural laid-back presence in front of the cameras.  You are a star!

To view the Campbell Live feature on InZone click on the link below:

Getting kids in the Grammar zone

InZone Boys Lead Epic Haka at Kings College


On a crisp June afternoon at Kings College, two of the oldest schools in the country faced-off for a top-of-the-table Land Rover 1st XV Rugby clash.  The traditional challenges laid out by the Auckland Grammar and King's College haka were something to remember and InZone's boys were right in the thick of it.  Jono Stevens-Apaipora's booming voice lead the momentous Grammar haka, as our boys went on to win 27-15.

Vodafone's "The Shot" Video


Early in 2013, as part of the Vodafone ‘World of Difference’ Award, a team from Vodafone, led by Steve Rieger (Wholesale and Business Development Director) met with us to hear more about the InZone Project and to come up with creative ways to fundraise for the month of October.  Vodafone then generously produced a promotional video about Terrance Wallace’s World of Difference year, which has generated a huge amount of support for the IZEF.

The video is visible here on the right:

Maori TV:  Native Affairs


At the start of 2013, Terrance Wallace was approached by Māori TV presenter Adrian Stevanon, who had heard about the InZone Project from a friend.  He was surprised to hear that no one had done an extensive story on the InZone initiative, and offered to do one himself as part of the Native Affairs show.  The IZP accepted his offer and in August Māori TV spent a week filming interviews and other footage to use for a documentary piece.

It proved a great experience for the boys, in particular those who played a major role in the interviews.  The show aired on the 26th of August and there has been a huge amount of response and interest in the Project since.  So much so, that InZone saw a sharp increase in applications for the 2014 intake and now have a waiting list.

It is unfortunate that the Foundation has had to say no to so many great young men, due to restricted spaces.  We would love to take them all but there the number of beds is limited.  Because of the amazing response received from around the country after this documentary aired, we have not needed to visit as many schools to generate numbers as we would have previously.

As a result of the documentary, which also mentioned the girls project, we have received a lot of expressions of interest for InZone Girls.  The Foundation has set a target date for the Girls project to be operational in time for the 2015 start of the school year.

To view the Native Affairs documentary please view the links below:

Native Affairs Show Part 1

Native Affairs Show Part 2

Shine TV:  The "NZONE FOCUS" Series


Mania Clarke from Shine TV was present to watch the 2012 intake of InZone boys being welcomed onto the Te Kāinga Wānanga grounds, at the start of their academic year (Video 1). 

A year on, she returned to Owens Rd with the Shine Tv crew to find out how they got on (Video 2).

Thank you Mania Clarke and the Shine Tv whanau for your support of the In Zone Project.  Also a great well done to Payton and Neemia, for their photogenic classy work in front of the cameras.