July 28, 2019
Pōneke kuia June Jackson shared aroha and culture
Taranaki Whānui ki Te Ūpoko o te Ika kuia June Te Raumange Jackson has died aged 84.
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says Aunty June was an absolute pillar for the city and along with her late husband Sam she spent much of her life helping the Wellington community understand the traditions of the mana whenua as well as wider aspects of tikanga and te reo Māori.
The couple were made Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the community in 2010.
Mr Jackson died in 2013.
Deputy Mayor Day says “Aunty June” worked with a number of Wellington city leaders, and provided invaluable protocol services.
She always carried out her community service and iwi activities with special grace and dignity.
June Jackson will be taken in Tuesday afternoon to Pipitea Marae, where her funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11am.
Moe mai rā e kui.
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