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.

InZone Video

InZone would like to thank ANZ Bank for providing their technical support in making this video about what we do.

TV3 - The Project

29 September 2017

​TV3 came to visit InZone’s Boys kāinga at 99 Owens Road and the resulting story was shown on The Project.  We saw some of what goes on during an average day and heard from Cassidy Panoho, a former student now mentor.

Te reo is now compulsory at Auckland Grammar School

20th August, 2017

Auckland Grammar School has implemented te reo Māori for its first time in its 147 year history. ​​ Last year the decile nine school made te reo Māori a compulsory subject for all year nine students and optional to year 10. By 2020 Maori language classes will be available to all year groups.

The funeral of Sir John Graham

7th August, 2017

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 whānau.

TVNZ Seven Sharp

28th October, 2016

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.

Māori Television

16th February, 2016

Te Karere attended the pōwhiri to welcome the new boys joining the hostel for 2016…

Sunday Star Times

24th January 2016

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

View the full article here.

Seven Sharp

28th September, 2015

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

Watch the full video here.

E-Tangata Magazine

22nd September, 2015

Māori and Pasifika Sunday magazine E-Tangata interviewed Terrance Wallace about InZone and wrote this inspiring article titled “Chicago, Auckland Grammar and Ngāti Whātua”.

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 Pōwhiri 2015 Coverage

21st January, 2015

Term 1 of 2015 saw us welcome our first 16 InZone girls to the new InZone Girls Te Kāinga Huarahi, at 33 Owens RdEpsom.   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 TV3Maori TvTe Karere TVNZ, the New Zealand Herald and Scoop.co.nz.

Vodafone's TXT2GIVE 7005 Campaign

14th October, 2014

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

24th September, 2014

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

11th August, 2014

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
http://www.3news.co.nz/Getting-kids-in-the-Grammar-zone/tabid/817/articleID/356401/Default.aspx

InZone Boys Lead Epic Haka at Kings College

25th June, 2014

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

17th September, 2013

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.

Māori TV: Native Affairs

26th August, 2013

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
http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/native-affairs–zone–part-1

Native Affairs Show Part 2
http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/native-affairs–zone–part-2

Shine TV: The ``NZONE FOCUS`` Series

11th April, 2013

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.