She was raised in Mahoenui and later moved to Wellington where she met and married Bob Jackson (Ngāti Porou). They moved to Māngere in 1969 and she became the founding chief Executive of the Manukau Urban Māori Authority (MUMA) - a role she held for nineteen years before retiring in 2009. In 1991 she took up an appointment to the New Zealand Parole Board and became their longest serving member. She received the Queen’s Service Medal in 1996 and in June 2010 was appointed Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
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