The last year has seen InZone take great strides in our journey as we strive towards sustainable living. With the support of the ANZ Staff Foundation, InZone was able to purchase everything on our gardening wish list including lawnmowers, garden sheds and tools, soil, planters and seeds. This was all put to great use establishing māra kai at our girls kāinga led by our green-thumbed Senior Boarding Manager Whaea Karllie. We look forward to establishing another māra kai at our boys' kāinga as our construction works draw to a close next month.
We wish to celebrate, congratulate and acknowledge all our leavers for 2020! It is tau ke to see all our leavers following their chosen pathways for 2021. We will certainly miss these rangatahi around the kāinga but we are so excited for the futures that await them all. Kei konā katoa mātou.
Niwa Rangihuna - Full apprenticeship with a civil engineering company who will finance his 4 year studies at Unitec
Taitimu Murray - Has entered summer employment in civil engineering with plans to study Maori Studies
Grace Cassidy - Undertaking summer internship at Heartland......
Wēkeneru! It was an action packed return to the kāinga for our InZone rangatahi over the weekend ahead of the final school term for the year.
After a year of COVID restrictions, it was mīharo to welcome whānau onsite for some kai together with kaiawhina and rangatahi. Matua Dan called it a real highlight, saying it was great for everyone to connect over a cup of tea and be involved.
It was a weekend of fierce inter-rōpu competition which kicked off as rangatahi embarked on the 'Amazing Race' InZone style. The rest of......
He rā whakamiharo! Rangatahi, staff and Board members came together at Mātaatua Marae in Māngere. It was an opportunity for everyone to wānanga tikanga, InZone’s whakapapa and values, and for the rangatahi to have their voices heard.
A real highlight of the day was seeing everyone stand up and deliver their pepehā, many of whom overcame their fear of public speaking to do so. This was part of our morning whakawhanaungatanga session and it even helped a few people to identify shared iwi. The rest of the day was spent discussing Mātauranga Maori,......