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



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.

Alana-Louise Harris

Kaiawhina - Girls kāinga

Tena koutou katoa,

Ko Maungataniwha te maunga
Ko Te Hokianga-Nui-A-Kupe te Moana
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Ngapuhi te whare tupuna
Puhi Ariki, Puhi Moana Ariki, Puhi Taniwharau
Ko Ngatihua te hapu
Ko Alana-Louise Harris toku ingoa
No Hokianga ahau

Alana-Louise hail's from a little valley in the upper reaches of the Hokianga called Orira, home of the brave and the hearty! She has two brothers and two sisters and lives with her partner in New Lynn.

Alana-Louise spent 15 years on the Gold Coast and was lucky enough to play state netball for Queensland. She has a background in early childhood centres and experienced all the stresses, joy and challenges small children bring.

Ko te manu i te kai ana te miro, nona te ngahere. Ko te manu i te kai ana te matauranga, nona te ao.
The bird that consumes the miro berry, her domain is the forest. The bird that consumes knowledge, her domain is the world.

Mauri tu

Mauri oho

Mauri ora.

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.

Nakita Mahara

Kitchen Hand

Nakita (Tainui), or Kita as she often goes by, is the pōtiki in her whānau with four older siblings. Kita loves to cook and is finishing her Diploma of Cookery at NZMA in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Nakita has a real love for music and sports - League being her favourite.

InZone is lucky to have her helping out our chef in the kitchen with her upbeat attitude and positive energy.

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.

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.

Mel Kupu

Kaiawhina - Boys' kāinga

Malo e laumalie’a hou’eiki moe lelei ‘ae Tonga kotoa ‘ihe fale ni. Ko hoku hingoa ko Melena’a Kupu. ‘Oku ou fiefia he faingamalie keu ngaue mo tokoni va ofi ange ki hono tokangaekina ‘etau fanau ‘oku nau ma’u faingamalie mai kihe Inzone. Koe faka’amu ke tau fepoupouaki kiha kaha’u ‘oku lelei ma’ae fanau. Malo ‘Aupito.

Mel has two boys at InZone where she enjoys supporting our rangatahi as a Kaiawhina in the boys' kāinga.

Mel is Tongan and has been living in Aotearoa for many years. With a background in tourism and aviation, Mel is now working towards her Bachelors in Social Work through Te Wananga o Aotearoa