Me puāwai tātou katoa i roto i te kotahitanga o Rānui
Creating Our Future Together
The Rānui Action Project (RAP) is a community development project which brings Rānui people together to celebrate and extend the well-being and creativity of the Rānui Community. We are guided by our whakatauaki, me puāwai tātou katoa i roto i te kotahitanga o Rānui – creating our future together. The whakatauaki was gifted by the respected leader and kaumatua Matua Dennis Hansen.
We are very proud of local Rānui resident, our awesome, talented work colleague – Edith Amituanai.
The New Zealand Order of Merit
The Queen has been pleased, on the occasion of the celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit:
To be Members of the said Order:
AMITUANAI, Mrs Edith
For services to photography and the community
Mrs Edith Amituanai is a contemporary artist who is acclaimed for photographing her local Auckland Samoan community.
Mrs Amituanai has been the youngest artist to feature in Contemporary New Zealand Photographers, a major survey of photography published in 2005. In 2007 she won the inaugural Marti Friedlander Photography Award, and in 2008 was the first Walters Prize nominee of Pacific descent. Her works have been exhibited extensively both around New Zealand and abroad, and belong in a number of public and private collections. Alongside her arts achievements, she has served her community through a diverse range of activities. As the Chairwoman of Ranui Action Project, an NGO and community development organisation, she has utilised a balanced approach that focuses on the strengths and resourcefulness of the community. She has also served as the manager for the local rugby league premier team, the Waitemata Seagulls. As a volunteer with the Auckland Migrant Centre she has worked with a number of refugee families. Mrs Amituanai has linked her art with her community involvement and has used art as a vehicle to engage with young people, including undertaking a six-week residency at Flaxmere’s KimiOra Community School in 2017, resulting in the KeeponKimiora exhibition.
An event to celebrate Pacific Women in the west who received the recognition from the Queen for their work and achievements, was organised by the Honorable Minister of Economic Development, Phil Twyford at Ranui Community Centre on 10th August 2019.
Are you or someone you know looking for work, need a CV, career advice?
“Tuesday Job Day” every Tuesday, 10am – 1pm.
Come on in and meet the awesome team from Rānui Action Project and Rānui135.
We look forward to supporting you.