Kua raranga tahi tātou he whāriki mō ngā tangata mō apōpō
Together we weave the mat for future generations
Te Manaia Award Recipients 2006
The committee wanted to especially recognize five people, Margaret Devlin, Molly Pardoe, Jean Simpson, Sandra James and Helen McCracken who have made an outstanding contribution to IPNANZ. Between them they have served over 15 years on the IPNANZ Committee and have given over 60 years of their working experience to injury prevention practice. They are all well known, highly regarded and much loved. They were the ones who started out with a clean slate: Injury Prevention - From left to right: Molly Pardoe, Jean Simpson, Helen McCracken, Margaret Devlin and Sandra James
Ms Margaret Devlin
Margaret Devlin was the first Chairperson of IPNANZ Committee from October 2000 at the first AGM until November 2002. This committee established IPNANZ constitution, negotiated the core funding with the Ministry of Health, employed the national Coordinator and established the national office in Wellington. In essence laid the foundations. Along side this Margaret has an extensive background in health promotion and injury prevention. She was the Project Coordinator for Safer Waitakere, which she was instrumental in establishing. In 1999, she convened the successful first Community Safety Conference Pacific Rim attended by 280 delegates. Her interests include all aspects of injury prevention with a particular focus on working alongside Pacific Islanders and Māori colleagues to assist better safety outcomes for all. Margaret is currently Project Coordinator for Waitemata Family Violence Project. Margaret your wonderful sense of humour has sustained many of us through difficult issues as well as encouraging us to celebrate our achievements.
Mrs Molly Pardoe (MNZM)
In the field of New Zealand Injury Prevention the name ‘Molly Pardoe' is synonymous with Māori safety first.
Dr Jean Simpson
Jean was also a founding member of the group that set up the Injury Prevention Network of Aotearoa New Zealand. IPNANZ owes its very sound constitution to Jean's vision and attention to detail. Jean was Secretary for the inaugural IPNANZ Committee for two years from October 2000 to November 2002 and then co-chaired the Committee with Molly in 2003. Pacific representation on the New Zealand caucus committee was instituted during this time. She was mentor to IPNANZ staff who valued enormously her wisdom and balanced perspective.
Ms Sandra James
Sandra has been a member of IPNANZ since the beginning. She was elected as a Committee member in November 2001. In 2003 she was re-elected to the Committee this time as chairperson, a position she held until November 2005. This was a time of growth for IPNANZ with the establishment of Workforce Development funding under the Memorandum of Understanding between IPNANZ, ACC, Land Transport New Zealand and the New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy.
Mrs Helen McCracken
Helen McCracken's award is special recognition for her contribution to Injury Prevention Workforce Development. Helen has worked in the injury prevention sector for many years initially with Safekids and more recently on contract to IPNANZ. Helen's detailed understanding of the injury prevention workforce provided essential knowledge and a very grounded perspective through on which she was able provide leadership and guidance through the very complex process of building the first formal injury prevention qualification available in Aotearoa New Zealand and seeing it established on the New Zealand Qualifications framework. Helen your wonderful sense of humour, your unconditional respect for your colleagues and students have supported and mentored many, many of us through the development of our injury prevention practice over the last 10 years. We honour you!
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