Paria e te tai, piki tū, piki rere, piki tākina mai nā. He tai pouri, he tai apakura, he tai e hari nei i te aroha o te iwi. E te Kahurangi, e Temuranga ko mātou tō waihōtanga tēnei e tangi nei.
Te Ohu Kaimoana is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dame June Jackson.
Dame June was a force of nature whose passion, leadership and commitment shaped the legacy of the Māori Fisheries Settlement.
She held a number of roles in Māori Fisheries over the years. Dame June was an outspoken opponent of the Te Ohu Kaimoana (then Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission), a wāhine toa serving as a Commissioner on the Commission from 2000 – 2004 and the first Chair for Te Pūtea Whakatupu in 2004 – 2005.
Like many of her roles, she championed the rights of urban Māori, in this case to the benefits of the Māori Fisheries Settlement. Dame June challenged Te Ohu Kaimoana on the proposed allocation of the Settlement – and that challenge went all the way to the Privy Council.
In 2004 Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust was established to serve urban Māori through education, scholarship, and research. Thousands of tamariki, rangatahi and future rangatira have benefitted because of her tireless effort.
E te Kahurangi, we are grateful for your significant contribution to the Māori Fisheries Settlement and your service to Māoridom.
Taku mareikura, ānei mātou ko Te Ohu Kai Moana e noho mokemoke nei, e rarawe tonu nei ki ngā taonga nāhau i koha mai. E moe, e te kui kahurangi, i tō moenga roa.