October 18, 2017

Ranui Action Project

We are an incorporated society that meets twice a year.  We always welcome new members and are very keen for everyone in our community to have their say on how you want the Ranui Action Project to run.  To join, contact Sandra Hickey at (09) 832 6048 or housecoord@ranui.org.nz.

Ranui Action Project Board

Edith Amituanai – Board Chair

Edith grew up in Te  Atatu  North and has lived in Ranui for 12 years now. Edith’s   background  is in Photography & teaching in the Visual Arts particularly in Tertiary Education sector for 10+ years  and has a deep love for our  Ranui community.

Charmaine Pountney

Charmaine has an extensive background  in education- Rutherford and Green Bay High Schools, Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, and Waikato University.   Charmaine  also became Chairperson of the Franklin Arts Culture and Libraries Trust.  In 2014  she moved to Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood in Ranui- “we love this diverse, creative community and I was delighted to become involved with RAP”.

Pranil Ranchhod

Pranil and family are  long-time West Auckland locals with a deep commitment to serving West Auckland. Owner operator of our very own Fresh Choice here in Ranui but also Glen Eden FreshChoice, Titirangi SuperValue and Avondale SuperValue.

Jen Burgess

Jen  is a born and bred West Aucklander, who attended Henderson Intermediate, Waitakere College.  She has been in the Police force for  6 ½ years and a key  part of our own Ranui Neighbourhood Policing Team for  2 ½ years.

In her spare time Jen  enjoys  watching and playing sports, movies, catching up with friends and family, eating.


Liz Anstey

Liz is a newer Ranui resident who brings to Ranui Action Project experience in developing community based health programmes and in the business sector. Liz looks forward to getting involved in our community and making a difference.



Jewelz Petley

Our most recent appointment, Jewelz is of Maori descent from Nga Puhi, Te Rarawa with a strong background in Sport, Recreation and Health and has a Bachelor in Sport and Recreation and has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science. She has a strong background in working with the local West Auckland community through her current role with Sport Waitakere and previous role with Waitakere City Council.  Jewelz currently lives in Ranui and has a strong passion for both community and youth development, is on the Summerland School PTA and coaches basketball.