Margaret Jeune (also known as Margaret June and Margaret Webb) was born in Auckland in 1956 and grew up in Wainuiomata in the Hutt Valley. She lived in Wellington from the late 1970s and moved up to Ōtaki on the Kāpiti Coast in 1990 and from there to Levin in the Horowhenua in 1999. She returned to Wellington in 2017. She has a BA in Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood). She works as an Early Childhood Teacher. Currently she works as a relief teacher for Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens.
Margaret has three adult children and four grandchildren.
She has written poetry from an early age. Margaret initially had her poetry published in the Children’s Page of The Evening Post. Since then her poetry has been published in the Poetry Page of the Kāpiti Observer, Valley Micropress (1997-2018) and Elderberries (Horowhenua District Council). She has also had her poetry published in anthologies, including under the name of “M.A. June”.
Flight Paths (HeadworX Publishers, 2019)