June 24, 2017

Ranui Action Project Board members needed

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Ranui Action Project needs new Board members! If you have a connection to Ranui, an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and are keen to be on our Board, please send us an email: housecoord@ranui.org.nz. We are particularly interested in looking for people with accounting skills.

Community Constable

 

Luatangi Li,  Ranui’s Community Constable is available to chat with you here at Ranui Action Project  around your needs and concerns every Monday and Friday from 11-12pm and on Wednesday between 1-2pm. Although this is a drop in service please   do ring us here on 09 8326048 to check if Lua is in attendance. We look forward to seeing you. Please remember if your matter is urgent  ring 111 immediately.

Ranui Free Legal Clinic open

RAP is pleased to introduce  our  community outreach  lawyer for Ranui. Richard Dillon  comes to us from Waitakere Community Law in Trading Place, Henderson.

Richard graduated with a Law Degree from Waikato University in 1994.  After being admitted to the Bar at the Auckland High Court he spent 2 years working at the Grey Lynn Neighbourhood Law Office before setting off on his OE in 1999.  Upon his return to NZ in 2001, he worked in the corporate sector for 15 years predominantly in the area of ACC law.

Richard is passionate about Justice and the Law. His favourite piece of legislation is the NZ Bill of Rights.  In his spare time he likes to play the electric guitar – his style has been described as punk speed-metal.

If you have any legal issues or concerns feel free to pop into Ranui Action Project  at 476 Swanson Road on Wednesday mornings between 10 am and 12 pm and have a chat with Richard.

 

New Manager

Carol Glamuzina

Ranui Action Project welcomes our new Community Engagement Manager Carol Glamuzina.   Working for over 25 years in the non  profit sector, she comes to us with a wealth of community experience at local and national level. Working in Adult literacy and Adult education, Carol brings  to Ranui her unique experience in building relationships across tertiary, community and corporate sectors, and managing the development and implementation of projects. Carol looks forward to being part of  the RAP  team working in  our  amazing community.

2017 Greetings from RAP Board and Staff

RAP Board for 2017

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Lynne Green

Lynne Green continues in her role as Co-Chair.  Lynne is also treasurer to the Board.

 

 

 

 

 

Edith Amituana’i, also Co-Chair, has  special roles in youth communication and community safety projects.

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Edith Amituana’i

Pranil Ranchhod

Pranil Ranchhod, owner of the Ranui Fresh Choice Supermarket, brings  business and management skills to the Board, as well as his commitment to Ranui Community well-being.

The other two Board members are Neville Luisi,  respected Niuean elderand long-time supporter of RAP, and Charmaine Pountney, former secondary teacher and principal in west and central Auckland, who also brings  business and governance experience from a number of organisations.

 

 

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Sandra Hickey

House Administrator

Sandra Hickey is often the first person you will see if you come in the front door of RAP House. She will welcome you, and is a fine source of information about people and services based here.

 

Ranui Community Meetings…

Tena koutou katoa…

Talofa lava…malo e lelei… kia orana… fakalofa lahi atu…bula vinaka…ni hao…a-salaam-u-alaikum…namaste…shalom…greetings to you all

 The Ranui Community Network

Meets on the 3RD Wednesday  of every second  month. If you live or work in Ranui you are warmly invited to join us. The network is a place to come together  with people who live or work in Ranui. The purpose of the network is to find ways to work, plan , coordinate and collaborate with each other.

You can also find out who is doing what and share information about the outcomes of your work in Ranui. We  would like to thank all those who contribute to our community.

If you would like more information or to add something to the agenda contact Hinemoa Key – Kaitakawaenga  (Community Broker) hinemoa@ranui.org.nz.

The Ranui ACCORD

This is a coordinating group for those services based in the heart of Ranui. Its purposes are to ensure cooperation among these agencies, and prevent  duplication of services or competition for funding. Meetings include representatives of RAP, Ranui Community Centre, Ranui Baptist Church, The Hub (Western Park Village), Monte Cecilia Trust, Te Ukaipo, and Te Pātaka Kōrero o Rānui, and others are welcome.  Contact the RAP House Administrator for dates and times of meetings, which are usually held every three months.

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Work It Out Career Clinic

Work It Out Career Clinic

Work it Out Career Clinic entered its fourth year offering Career and CV services to people of Ranui and beyond this year. After being funded by the Tindall Foundation for 3 years we are delighted to have Sky City as our  funder.

The Career Clinic is pleased to be working alongside Rob Luisi, Work Broker with a focus on Youth Employment. Together we are looking at ways to assist people to showcase their employment skills and also get further training. Training leads to better paid and more stable employment. These are challenging times for us too as we try to make sense of an employment scene which is so based on the internet, rather than who you know and face to face contact.

Ranui is developing a community based Education, Training and Employment Group to assist Youth in particular find their way toward employment. Sometimes it is by taking small steps, like raising a Driver’s License from Learners to Restricted that opens more doors.

People make use of free local courses to gain more skills, such as basic computing, certificated training through their workplaces and use the Careers NZ website (www.careers.govt.nz).

 

The Clinic is staffed by Rosemary Barrett, Career counsellor, Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors, assisted by Sandra Hickey, Ranui House Co-ordinator. Open on Tuesdays from 10 am – 1 pm, each person is given an initial half hour appointment. Booking in secures you an appointment time, ‘drop ins’ can be seen so contact Sandra here on 09 8326048 or pop in and make a booking.