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July 2007

Planning a Trip to Hawai`i?
Check out the Competition!

The busy inter-island tarmac in Honolulu: Hawaiian and Aloha airlines
in back to the right and go! in front to the left.


Ku Holo Mau, Ku Holo La Komohana

Hōkūle`a’s 149-day, 7,375 mile voyage through Micronesia and Japan came to a triumphant end in Yokohama Bay on Friday, June 8 th as the double-hulled canoe pulled up to the dock at about 4pm, Hawai’i time – Saturday, June 9th at 11am, Japan time.

Da Bestest

Recently the Honolulu Advertiser announced the 150 winners of the “Best of the Best 2007” readers poll. I find this odd for two reasons. First, how can you be best of 2007 half way through the year? And second, who are these people who have time to answer 150 questions?

Mo`olelo O Nā Ali`i

The months following Kīwala‘ō’s death was a time of many battles, both on the field and politically. When the news that Kīwala‘ō was dead and Kamehameha had become ruling chief on Hawai‘i island reached Kahekili, ruling chief of Maui, he sent messengers to Kamehameha requesting for canoes to assist him with the invasion of O‘ahu and battle against its ruling chief Kahahana.

Award-Winning Author Returns to Roots

Returning to his roots on the "Friendly Isle," award-winning author Kirby Wright will host a talk story session and book signing of his new book Moloka`i Nui Ahina, at the Lodge at Molokai Ranch, 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, 2007. 

Music: New Releases

Every month Gregg reviews newly released Hawaiian CDs. Read about your favorite artist or explore the Hawaiian music scene.

An Interview with go!'s CEO

In researching the front-page story on travel to the islands, I called or email several airlines. Below is a conversation I had with Jonathan Orenstein, Chairman and CEO of go!’s parent company Mesa . ~Rochelle delaCruz

Next Stop: Big Sky Country

Most people from Hawai'i don't put the state of Montana on their vacation checklist. I wouldn't be going out on a limb if I said it was probably one of the last places kama'aina book in advance to visit. But from one kama'aina to another, it's just as the state's motto says, "The Last Best Place!" It truly is.

Kama`āina Profile: Kumu Kula

Next to Mothers and Fathers, the School Teacher (Kumu Kula) has always been one of the most critical influences in the development of every culture’s youth!

Foodstuffs: Pupule Pineapple

Here on the continent, everyone thinks that pineapple is a Hawaiian fruit. Whenever someone wants to link their product to Hawai`i, they haul out the pineapple. Hawaiian pizza? Sprinkle crushed pineapple with ham and cheese. Hawaiian kabobs? Skewer pineapple chunks between the cubes of meat.

From the Editor

As we’re in the middle of our summer travel season, things are popping. For us island people, transportation is a key issue. With friends and extended family scattered all over our islands, flying from one to another is an important part of life.

Random Signs of Aloha in the Pacific Northwest

A few weeks ago, I was driving home along the Seattle waterfront when I heard an odd sound. Hmmm, somebody’s having car trouble, I said to myself. But as it got louder and louder, I realized that somebody was ME!

Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

Right after the deadline for the June paper, Valerie and I made the trek to Seattle and spent a Sunday afternoon at the Northwest Folklife Festival hanging out at the Northwest Hawai`i Times booth and watching some great hula.


The Sound of Music! Auwe....soooooo many Hawaiian musicians ventured from Hawaii to the Pacific NW to entertain us in the first few months of Summer 2007 (I’m assuming it was summer ‘cause the Sun came out a few times).........

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our events calendar!

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

Here's a picture of Kauaoha`ao Congregational Church in Waiohinu which was constructed in 1880. The church was torn down in the 1990s because of termite damage that the pastor considered too severe. The destruction of the church was very controversial to many locals near and far away who grew up in the distrcit of Ka`u (on Hawai`i Island.) I am very touched by the Old Hawai`i Pictures from the Past feature. Thank you very much in preserving our historical past. ~~ from Felix Tailon

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