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