Karllie Clifton

Senior Boarding Manager Girls' Kainga

Karllie has more than 18 years’ experience in secondary education involved a number of pastoral and on-site supervision roles. Most recently she was a secondary teacher for a five-week programme based at Hillary Outdoors, on Aotea Great Barrier Island. She had full responsibility for the day to day care of 30-40 students and has been involved with this programme since 2013. Karllie's extensive pastoral experience comes from nine years as a secondary school Dean. The skills and expertise Karllie brings to InZone is a perfect fit for the role of Senior Boarding Manager. She is also completing her Masters in Education where she is looking at resilience and well being in rangatahi for her thesis

Wayne Rangihuna

Senior Boarding Manager Boys' Kāinga

Wayne joined InZone in 2018. He and his wife Mere live in the boys’ kāinga. Wayne is of Ngati Porou te iwi. He was born in Gisborne, went to primary school in Kawerau and Te Awamutu and attended Tauranga Boys’ College. From there he attended Auckland College of Education in Epsom and started teaching when he was 20. Wayne taught Health & Physical Education and Maths. Prior to joining InZone he was the Deputy Principal at Alfriston College.

Wayne enjoys sport and is an avid supporter of the All Blacks, Hurricanes in Super Rugby, Queensland in State Of Origin and the Warriors. His personal sporting highlight was being a member of NZ Mens Dragonboat Team in 1995 (World Cup China). He’s also a keen chef.

Wayne’s favourite quotes are: “Work Hard – Play Hard!” and “Do The Mahi, Get The Treats!”

Mark Tyrell

Weekend Kaiawhina

Mark is the fourth child in a family of 7 children. Born in Apia, Samoa, his mother comes from the village of Fasito’otai and father comes from the village of Levi, Saleimoa. The family moved to New Zealand in 1996, first settling in Paraparaumu, which Mark describes as “my ‘home away from home’, the beaches have always been my reminder of my homeland”. Mark moved with his family to Hamilton where he attended Marian Catholic School and St. John’s College.

Mark took on tutoring and mentoring roles at St. John’s College, working with the Maori and Pasifika boys through their studies and cultural performances. He then became the President of Waikato University Samoan Student Association (W.U.S.S.A) where he mentored Pasifika students there as well.

Mark is a keen sportsman and has loved playing rugby since childhood. He had the privilege of representing Waikato teams from U14s to Chiefs development and New Zealand Harlequins.

Mark enjoys working alongside youth teaching and watching them develop and unfold their own story through life. For him it’s about being a supporting guide for our young boys and watching them grow into their own rangatira. To guide them and let them make their own choices to grow and learn. To show them that when there are challenges knocking at your door, you kick that door open and welcome it with open arms. Growing up, his family would always remind him of the Samoan proverb – “O le ala I le pule o le tautua” “The way to becoming a leader, is to serve”. Mark says you can’t jump the queue and start leading if you don’t know how to serve your people, family, friends and community”.

Cie Hayward


Cie started working for InZone in May 2016 as a Boarding Manager. She ensures that our girls are looked after and supervised daily.

Born in Auckland, Cie grew up in Hokianga. She is married with six children, 4 mokopuna (so far) and lives in Mangere Bridge.

Before coming to InZone, Cie worked in Reception, data entry and childcare. At InZone, Cie most enjoys getting to work with all the InZone Students and whānau.



Koia kei a ia mō te mahi kai!
Shontz is from Tāmaki Makaurau and is a trained chef having worked for catering companies and on superyachts. He has fit right in with the rangatahi, talking with them often to get a feel for what kind of food they need to fuel themselves with to keep up with all their studies and co-curricular activities. Shontz also has a big interest in nutrition and has been sneaking lots of veg into his dishes.

Daniel Kelly

Ako Coordinator

Ko Puketapu te Maunga, Ko Ngaruroro te Awa, Ko Omahu te Marae,

Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te Iwi, Ko Takitimu te Waka, Ko Arorangi ki Rarotonga te Iwi o tōku Matua. Ko Togafuafua ki Hamoa te Iwi o tōku Whaea.

Daniel Kelly is a Weekend Activities Coordinator.

Daniel has a proud cultural heritage of Samoan, Cook Island and Maori roots. He was born and raised in Flaxmere, in Hawkes Bay and moved to Auckland after winning the High Māori Achiever’s scholarship to study at Auckland University. Daniel is currently in his last year studying towards a Bachelor of Education in Primary school teaching, around the corner at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. Throughout his undergraduate study, he has learnt about the importance of establishing positive relationships with students and is looking forward to bringing his values and experiences into the InZone whanau.

Daniel’s interests include reading, politics, music, playing the ukulele, cooking and baking and enjoying quality time with friends and whanau.