Brown Pages is a Maori and Pacific social, cultural and media innovation company. Based in Manukau, South Auckland, we offer professional development in Māori and Pacific cultural, social and media intelligence.
Brown Pages began as an idea from Te Manu Aute – the Māori communicators’ network – at a meeting at Tūrangawaewae Marae in 1992. Te Manu Aute recommended that a database of Māori in film, television and media should be compiled, updated annually and made available to its people and the wider moving image industry.
In 1993, the first edition of the Brown Pages directory was published. Subsequent editions charted the progress and growth of many Māori and Pacific radio, print and television broadcasters as well as actors and film industry workers.
Cultural and creative economies are the major drivers of change and development in Māori and Pacific communities. Today the company has shifted its focus to helping organisations facilitate cross cultural communication and engagement with Māori and Pacific clients and stakeholders. Our aim is to facilitate better work practices for Māori and Pacific peoples across all industries, reduce poverty and empower our people.
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Building a cultural bridge through language
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Why I'd Rather Chase My Dinner - The Business Jungle
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Position Yourself As An Authority In Your Field
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Iulia Leilua: My Journey from Land Loss to Business Activism
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