February 18, 2018

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.


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 and  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

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.


Steven Gottipalli

Steven is  relatively new to West Auckland and is the newest member of Ranui Action Project Board. Steven has  over 22 years experience in Management and IT and   has also been involved with various non-profit organisations. He  is looking forward to his involvement in our community and to making  a difference.

Dale Hunter

From her beginnings in Waimauku to her home now in Earthsong Eco Neighbourhood, Ranui, Dale has lived in Auckland always and is proud to be a JAFA.  Her experience in community development, not for profits, small /medium business, and as group facilitator will be used to support the RAP team and our special Ranui community.

Ranui Action Project

Community Engagement Manager – Carol Glamuzina

Working for over 25 years in the nonprofit sector, Carol has 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 enjoys  being part of the RAP team working in  our  amazing community.


House Coordinator- Sandra Hickey

 Sandra has lived in Ranui for 19 years and has worked at Ranui Action Project for almost 6 years. Alongside her Post Graduate Certificate in Social Practice Sandra brings a wealth of  personal and lived experience in disability and social justice. She is involved in a number of Disability projects and is a keen advocate in the field. Sandra is passionate about our Ranui community and enjoys helping others to be all they can be. As  the first face of Ranui Action Project you will meet as you walk through our doors,   her warm and friendly manner will make you feel at home immediately.



Kaitakawaenga – Hinemoa Key and Pania Taka Brown

Introducing Pania Taka Brown

Kia Ora,

I have recently joined the Ranui Action Project team as a Kaitakawaenga – Community Broker Māori Led Development alongside  Hinemoa Key . I look forward to engaging with whanau of the Ranui Community to strengthen social connections and support shared visions.

P: 09 833 4915

E: pania@ranui.org.nz

Monday – Thursday


“I am excited to work together with Pania Taka-Brown in the area of community led development. With a focus on Migrant Refugee women and their families and women and leadership”  Hinemoa Key (Kaitakawaenga Ranui Action Project)