Karllie Clifton

Senior Boarding Manager Girls' Kainga

Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua tōku waka
Ko Wairoro tōku awa
Ko Putahi tōku maunga
Ko Ngāpuhi tōku iwi
Ko Ngāti Rangi tōku hapu
Ko Ngāwhā tōku marae

Karllie brings 20 years’ experience in secondary education involving a number of pastoral and on-site supervision roles. This includes thirteen years as a secondary teacher at Te Kura Tuarua o Tihipuke (Hillcrest High School) in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. Most recently she was a secondary teacher for five-week programmes based at Hillary Outdoors, on Aotea Great Barrier Island. 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 at the girls kāinga. She is a believer of life long learning and is currently completing her Masters of Education. Karllie has a real passion for te taiao and outdoor activities and loves to get out on hiking adventure with any free time she gets.

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.

Emma Fainu

Kaiāwhina - girls' kāinga

Emma is an experienced primary school teacher who stepped out of the classroom in 2019. Currently, she is a Learning Support Coordinator for Te Iti Kahurangi Kāhui Ako, working in and across schools within Onehunga and Mangere Bridge. Emma is passionate about supporting Māori and Pasifika ākonga with additional needs and their whānau to navigate the education system to achieve more positive experiences and outcomes along their journey.
Emma is looking forward to bringing her skills, experience, and values as an educator, mother, and aunty into the girls’ kāinga. Above all Emma enjoys getting to know people and values relationships. She hopes to have a positive impact at the girls’ kāinga and is eager to learn alongside and from kōhine as well

Christian Mika

Chef de partie

Samoan, Christian was born and raised in Otara . He has two older brothers and one younger sister.

Christian was a professional league player in Australia with the Titans and was able to travel widely with the sport. After his NRL career finished, Christian turned to cooking which had always interested him. Following his culinary education at NZMA, Christian cooked in restaurants and clubs before coming to InZone. He loves the variety in his days spent in the kitchen, cooking something different everyday.

Daniel Kelly

Kaiārahi Ako/ Learning 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.

Carnia-Rose Aupouri

Kaiāwhina - girls' kāinga

Ko Pukemaire te Maunga, Ko Reporua te Awa, Ko Tuauau te Marae
Ko Ngati Porou te Iwi, Ko Ngati Rangi te hapu o toku Matua. Ko Vaigaga ki Hamoa te Iwi o toku Whaea.
Carnia-Rose Aupouri is one of our weekend kaiāwhina at the girls kāinga. During the week she works as a teacher aide at Kedgley Intermediate School during the day and tutors English at Kumon during her evenings.
Before joining InZone, Carnia-Rose has had work experience with Public Outreach where she did ethical phone fundraising for Make-A-Wish foundation. Prior to that, she did a four-year internship with Fletcher Building Limited as a recipient of the First Foundation Scholarship.
Carnia-Rose Aupouri has a proud cultural heritage of Samoan and Maori. She was raised in Tāmaki Makaurau since the age of three and has been an active member in the E.F.K.S Magele i Sisifo Congregational Church. There she learnt how to speak, read and write in Gagana Samoa.
She is very excited to step into a role where she is working alongside youth. Her purpose is to aid, nurture and support our tamariki to push beyond their perceived limits, so they can reach their full potential.

Natalia Gasu

Kaiāwhina - girls' kāinga

Talofa Lava my name is Natalia. I am NZ Samoan born in Christchurch, wife of 18 years and mother to four now residing in West Auckland. I enjoy watching any performing arts and have seen how Pasifika communities, when they manifest their talents in this area, can really flourish and strengthen their cultural identity. My work has always involved working with families and young people or children. I consider it a blessing to seek learning whether it be formal education or via upskilling in other ways - just by getting involved in your local community can offer a diverse training foundation for you. I would like to share a Samoan proverb: ``A taotu pulupulu lima fa'atasi, e māmā ai se avega`` - Many hands make light work. We can come together to share, help, support and work together to get the task done. Fa'afetai mo le avanoa. Mālō le soifua.

Rāhera Renata

Kaiawhina - Girls' kāinga

He uri tēnei nō Ngā puhi ki Whirinaki, Ngāti Hapana ki Tsuyama ratou ko Ngāti Pākēhā.
Ko Ramaroa te maunga
Ko Whirinaki te awa
Ko Matawhaorua te waka
Ko Te Hikutu te hapū
Ko Ngā Puhi te iwi

With Māori, Japanese and European whakapapa, Rachel/Rāhera Renata has been working passionately in Youth and Community development for over 12 years. She has lived most of her life in Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington but moved to Auckland in 2019 with her husband so that they would be able to study Indigenous Theology. 2021 saw them both enrolling in rumaki reo, Te Wananga o Takiura, to reclaim their reo and gain a better understanding of whakaaro māori.
2022 will see both her and her husband finishing their degrees in indigenous theology.

Rāhera has experience in disabilities, mental health support and trauma. She often travels to speak at youth events but holds more value in her relational interactions with young people.

She was excited to step into a supportive role in the girls' kainga and is most happy cleaning and cooking in the kitchen as she believes food is a commonly understood love language.

Georgina Namana

Kaiāwhina - girls' kāinga

Ko putauaki tōku maunga
Ko te orini tōku awa
Ko mātaatua tōku waka
Ko ngati awa tōku iwi
Ko taiwhakaea tōku marae
No whakatane ahau

Iam 28 years old and have 3 children between 7 and 12. I love spending most of my time with family, I enjoy music and traveling to my hometown. I grew up in Otara and Manurewa. I now live in Papakura.
Before joining the team at InZone, I was working as a teacher aide at Randwick Park school in Manurewa. While working in their bilingual unit for a year, I saw the passion from rangatahi getting to know the importance of their culture. Working at InZone I hope to share the same passion as these students with everyone. I hope to make the environment at InZone a fun and exciting place to be.

Annie Pomare

Kaiāwhina - girls' kāinga

Ko Annie Pomare tōku ingoa
Ko Panguru te maunga
Ko Whakarapa te awa
Ko Hokianga te moana
Ko Ngati Manawa te marae
Ko Te Rarawa te iwi
Ko Ngati Manawa te hapu
I am the second youngest of 7 children ( 5 brothers and 1 sister). The first half of my life was spent growing up in West Auckland and the other half in Penrith, Sydney. Earlier this year I moved back to Aotearoa to reconnect with my whānau and Te Ao Māori.
I studied and worked in Early Childhood Education for seven years and plan to pursue studies to one day become a secondary teacher. I spent a short time working as a teacher aide at Kaitaia College, before starting here at InZone Education.
Activities I enjoy include: learning about other nationalities, cultures and religions as well as getting to know people. I am very excited to build strong, positive and respectful relationships with the kōhine, whānau and other kaimahi at InZone.