Born in Perth Western Australia, raised in small logging town: Tuatapere, Southland, NZ.
Prior to migrating permanently from New Zealand in 1997, Ranui spent 8 years as a customer service officer for “NZ Income Support” the equivalent of Centrelink. The golden rainbow of opportunity into the mining industry led her to Perth WA. Soon after arrival, mining offered many rewards as she became employed at Greenbushes Mine as a Haul Pack Truck operator, Safety Officer and Relief Site Clerk. After a year in the Southwest she then joined the FIFO revolution and enjoyed working at many mine site locations including: Leonora, Leinster, Mt Magnet, Dalgaranga, Marvel Loch as a Haul Pack Training Officer, Drill and Blast quality control, then found her way back into paperwork as Site Administrator until 2002.
Following 4 ½ years as a stay home Mum, she returned to work as a recruitment consultant for Manpower in Manjimup, and then managed the Bridgetown Greenbushes Recreation Centre for two years.
Ranui became a casual admin assistant in 2010 under the previous management of the Volunteer Resource Centre. In 2011 she was approached by the management committee to return full time to act as temporary Manager as the centre was in the midst of financial crisis. Rebuilding the business reputation and infrastructure has been a challenging task at times, however now as she reflects on those difficult times she is proud of her achievements and perseverance.
Her role as operations manager, includes project and business planning, Ranui Is always interested in chatting about our centre and future partnerships that benefit the Manjimup Community.
Volunteer Placement Officer
Jane joined the MCRC team in March 2019 as the Volunteer Development Officer.
Jane grew up in Perth and at age 17 moved to Bridgetown where she became, and remains a solid country hearted gal.
Jane spend a number of years in Bunbury where she achieved her Cert iii in Disabilities, Cert iii in Aged Care and Cert iii in Youth Work. She worked extensively with disabled children at college Row Primary, followed by working as an EA at Eaton Community College. From there she became the Shire Of Dardanup Youth Officer and grew this service over a 10yr period to be recognised and awarded for being the best Youth Centre in the South West (2011).
Two years of study saw the achievement of Qualified Professional Counsellor with a study major in Conflict Resolution. Following the Youth Officer position Jane developed the private practice White Dove Counselling Services. This business operated both in Bunbury and Manjimup until 2017.
2017 saw the move full time back to her beloved country where she now enjoys horse riding, gardening and crafting. and being in her role as Volunteer Services Officer she has become involved with community groups and events and enjoys promoting local business, community groups and supporting volunteers. This relocation has also lead to rekindling many friendships from years ago.
MCRC Reception Staff
Introducing our customer Service - "Dream Team"
Customer Service Officer
Certificate III Business Administration
Kaiden joined the ‘Manjimup CRC ’in late July, early August of 2017, in the position of “Trainee Receptionist” and is currently studying a Certificate III in Business and Administration.
Kaiden is an energetic young man with a keen interest in all things tech and looks forward to further developing his IT skills in our diverse workplace as a Reception Trainee. As a Manjimup local Kaiden’s face is sure to be a familiar one as he endeavours to deliver all the reception and administration needs.
Customer Service Officer
Certificate III Community Services
Tristan joined the Manjimup Community Resource Centre in early May 2019, when he volunteered for two weeks, for the AEC pre-polling, during the federal election. After which Tristan completed his required work experience, for his Certificate III in Community Services at the centre, which lead to an Internship.
His voluntary dedication was valued by the Board of Management and Executive Officer; he was offered a permanent part-time contract for six months, and in August 2020 will be transitioned to a permanent “Customer Services Officer” position with their combined support.
Tristan enjoys all things digital art and animation, and looks forward to expanding his knowledge in graphic design whilst helping anyone who comes into the Manjimup CRC to the best of his ability.
Shelby joined the Community Resource Centre team in early May, 2019, as a volunteer in planning and assisting in the Australian Federal Election at the MCRC Pre-Polling Place. She was then invited to assist around the centre as a casual employee in the reception team.
When a traineeship position opened up in the following June, she sent in her application and held her breath, for the opportunity to further her career and education simultaneously. This has proven to be one of her best decisions to date.
Since being accepted into the traineeship role, she has completed her Department of Human Services and Department of Transport training as well as beginning the Certificate III in Business Administration offered with the traineeship role.
Shelby’s passion is in the arts, specifically in literature and fashion design. If it’s a bright smile and friendly service you need in your Transport, Centrelink, or general reception services dealings, the CRC is the place to be.
Tax Help Agent & Seniors Computing Club Tutor
During her working life was employed as a trainer and mentor with Goldfields Trainee and Apprentice Services, She assisted trainees and apprentices to successfully complete their studies and workplace commitments.
Sylvia then became an Employment Consultant with an employment company working with unemployed of all nationalities. Sylvia returned to Manjimup in January 2009 to live in Deanmill for 4 years. During her time in Deanmill she became a valued volunteer at the Centre to meet and make new friends.
Seniors Computing Club Tutor
Sylvia enjoys helping people, especially enabling seniors to become more at ease with technology. She mainly teaches you to become at ease with using a computer (Desktop, Laptop) You can bring your own laptop or alternatively utilise the computers here at the centre. Sylvia gives a lesson every Friday morning and starts at 10am and breaks for a cuppa at 11am, and then for the next hour till 12pm she will guide you or answer any questions you may need answered.
Tax Help Agent
Recently, she also became an accredited volunteer tax agent for the Australian Taxation Office!
Tax Help is a group of community volunteers who provide a free and confidential service to help people on low incomes complete their tax returns online with myTax. Tax Help is available from July to October. So if you need help lodging your tax return, refund of franking credits, amendment or non-lodgment advice and you are on a low income, our trained Tax Help volunteers may be able to help you.