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April 2008

E ho mai -- A Chant

In the May 2007 edition of the Northwest Hawai`i Times, Roy Alameida wrote the story E mālama o Kaho‘olawe about helping students learn to care for the land of Pauahi (founder of the Kamehameha Schools) in whatever way possible and to continue learning about Hawaiian history, culture, and language. E ho mai is an oli asking permission to enter a place.  It is also asking the ancestors for guidance during whatever learning will take place. 

This E ho mai is chanted by the freshmen (class of 2011) from Hawaiian Culture class and members of Ho`olāhui Pākīpika (Hawaiian Club) at the Kamehameha Schools - Kea`au campus on Hawai`i island where Roy Alameida teaches.

Kikaha Outrigger Canoe Club Looks Forward to
a New Tacoma Paddling Center

Courtesy of AHBL

The Federal Way Kikaha O Ke Kai Outrigger Canoe Club is participating in public meetings to plan a new paddling center on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma, Washington. The Foss Waterway Development Authority (FWDA) has held three public input meetings and a hearing to gather the public’s ideas for development of the three-acre site.

Lucy Enos and the Space Foundation Summer Institute

My grandmother was born at the turn of the century in a small Hawaiian camp above Pāhala, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. She probably never dreamt that her grandson would one day work in the space industry, but in her time she saw the invention of airplanes, man landing on the moon and everything in between.



Local Boy Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Co-Authors Cyber Crime Exposé

Acohido’s book, co-authored with Jon Swartz—Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks & Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity—is equal parts detective story, techno-thriller and banking exposé. It has drawn strong early reviews.





Last month I wrote about cruise ships. This month I write to you from the polar opposite from cruise ships which is, of course, Minnesota.

Aunty Genoa: Lady of Aloha

Hawaiian music legend Genoa Keawe died at her Papakolea, O`ahu home at the end of February at the age of 89. Known for her falsetto, Aunty Genoa’s signature song was `Alika, where she reached a single high note and held it for what seemed to be forever.



Music: Raiatea Helm

One of the brightest stars of the new generation of Hawaiian music performers, Raiatea Helm, brings her “Hawaiian Blossom” tour to the West Coast; Raiatea was kind enough to take a few moments out of her time preparing for the tour to answer a few questions for us.



Molokai Ranch to Close

As the paper went to press, there was big news coming from Molokai. Molokai Properties Limited (better known as Molokai Ranch) is shutting down its operations on Molokai at the end of March.


Slack Key Ladies

Picture from the on-air interview.




The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our events calendar!

Mo`olelo O Nā Ali`i

After the battle at Moku‘ohai, Kamehameha’s supporters urged that he consider going to battle against his uncle Keawemauhili who controlled the Hilo district and Keōuakū‘ahu‘ula, his cousin, the ali‘i of Ka‘ū in order to expand control of Hawai‘i Island.


Kama`āina Profile: Seattle Center

Every year, the City of Seattle honors its many and very diverse ethnic communities through festival celebrations at the Seattle Center complex in downtown Seattle. Called the Safeco Insurance Festal (2008), the Festal (characteristic of a holiday or feast) is intended to showcase the richness and diversity of the myriad of cultures that have helped make Seattle one of the best places to live in the world.

`Ewa's "Old Man of the Sea"

Ignoring sharks and other creatures of the deep, Robert Takamoto would swim out 300 yards or more from the beach at Barbers Point and Campbell Estate in hope of catching the big one. Many people  who knew him had their doubts.



From the Editor: `APELILA

Is it `Apelila (April) already? This month we’re especially happy to be reporting on the many ways Hawai`i people are making an impact up here on the continent.


About the only people who called me “Kaniela” were my grandparents whom I loved very much....then there was one other lady (whom I also loved very much) who called me “Kaniela” and she was such a very special lady that most of Hawaii went into mourning when she passed away recently.

Foodstuffs: Kona Coffee Heaven

When I travel and people learn that I live in the Northwest, they always ask about Starbucks. I smile and nod approvingly, without divulging that rarely do I go into a Starbucks coffee shop.

Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

Happy spring! Will it ever warm up? Seems like every day for the last month the daytime, high temperatures have been “below normal.” Let’s talk some more about those islands 2,700 miles out in the Pacific and maybe warm ourselves up a bit.



Hawaii's Strongest Man Contest

Grant Higa from O`ahu who now lives in Washington participated in the 16th Hawaii's Strongest Man Contest.



Aloha Airlines Files for Bankruptcy

For the second time in thirty-nine months, Aloha Airlines filed for Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection. As Hawai`i’s second oldest carrier, Aloha lost $81 million in 2007 and $11 million for January 2008 alone.

NEW NEW NEW Audio Clips

Listen to audio clips from some stories in the Northwest Hawai`i Times. Here's a couple but going get sah mo' bumbye!


Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past

This was the Beach Center in Waikīkī where beach boys kept their surfboards. It was located Diamond Head of the Moana Hotel, across from the Biltmore. Mike Byers took the photo in 1964 when he was a lifeguard in Waikīkī. The pavilion was torn down sometime later. The police sub station is now where the surf racks/lockers were, and Duke's statue is in the vicinity.


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