New chief social worker announced

Published: Mon 11 Dec 2000 04:47 PM
Media Release 11/12/2000
New chief social worker announced
Shannon Pakura is to be Child, Youth and Family’s new chief social worker.
Ms Pakura, 45, will take over from Mike Doolan when he retires from the role in February next year.
The department’s chief executive Jackie Brown says: “Shannon will bring a wealth of professional experience, energy and passion for her work to this very demanding role.
“ She will be an excellent leader as we try to combat child abuse and neglect through our own services and by working with community partners. She has a real ability to understand issues and develop plans to address them.”
Ms Pakura, of Wanganui’s Te Ati-hau-nui-A-Paparangi iwi, has worked for Child, Youth and Family in a variety of senior roles since 1987. She is currently the national manager of residential and caregiver services.
“Child abuse and neglect is like an insidious cancer in our society. We all have to take responsibility for ending it. I’ll be taking every opportunity in my new role to support our social workers in their difficult jobs and work very closely with community providers.

Next in New Zealand politics

Jacinda Ardern’s remarks following summit
By: New Zealand Government
NZTA Board refreshed and refocused
By: New Zealand Government
Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Assessment Framework
By: New Zealand Government
Mana whenua reach decision on Ihumātao land
PM to visit Japan and attend the UN General Assembly
By: New Zealand Government
PM's Post-Cab 16/9/19: A Way Forward
By: The Scoop Team
Gordon Campbell on allegations of left wing media bias
By: Gordon Campbell
Tighter gun laws for the safety of all
By: New Zealand Government
New Zealand-Japan relationship strengthened
By: New Zealand Government
eGates open to Japanese travellers
By: New Zealand Government
Twyford is the issue, not the board
By: New Zealand National Party
Too little too late for funding switch from rail to road
By: New Zealand National Party
First national voluntary emissions offset guidelines
By: New Zealand Government
NCCRA a start but local focus needed
Forest & Bird calls for urgent action on ocean acidity
By: Forest And Bird
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media