April 01, 2022
Dame June Jackson left legacy of service
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the late Dame June Jackson touched many individual lives.
The funeral service for the long-serving urban Māori leader was held this morning at Ngā Whare Waatea in Mangere.
Ms Ardern says she taught that no matter where their tūrangawaewae is, every person deserves a voice, representation, services and care.
“The second lesson for me is also that when you are in pursuit of structural change, which we all must, we should never forget the humans we are there to serve. She sought structural change. She left behind a legacy of service and care, but she also every day modelled that in thinking about individual whānau and reaching into their lives and supporting them as individuals as well,” she says.
Dame Temuranga June Batley Jackson will be buried in Mangere beside her beloved husband Bob Jackson.