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March 2006

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Hōkūle`a Revives an Ancient Tradition

The Polynesian Voyaging canoe Hōkūle`a made her first journey of 2,500 miles back to Tahiti in 1976 using traditional navigation skills. Since then, Hawaiians have made many canoe voyages around the Pacific Ocean with modern instruments. Photo © Monte Costa

Nainoa Thompson and the Polynesian Voyaging Society

Everyone from Hawai`i knows who Nainoa Thompson is: the Hawaiian navigator who helped bring the ancient Polynesian tradition of wayfinding back from the brink of extinction.

Appeals Court Will Rehear Kamehameha Schools Case

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to rehear the legal challenge to Kamehameha Schools 118-year-old policy of offering admissions preferences to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry.

The Vision of Nainoa Thompson

Nainoa Thompson spent a weekend recently in the Pacific Northwest and I had the privilege of following him and his wife Kathy Muneno around Puget Sound.

Nā Hōkū Controversy in the Pacific NW

With the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards on the horizon (winners to be announced May 31), there has been a controversy stirred up this year, regarding eligibility requirements.

Tom Coffman Speaks to Students

Tom Coffman, writer of Nation Within and director of the PBS documentary, visited Bellevue Community College in Washington on Feb. 24th to host a seminar "Hawai`i and its history."


For those of you who haven’t seen me live, I am a stand up comedian by trade. For those of you who have seen me live, that was stand up comedy you were watching.

Kama`aina Profile: The Surfer Boy Who Would Be Captain

Like most of us who were born and grew up in Hawai`i, our Profile guest this month was enthralled from his early boyhood days by the beauty as well as the excitement and potential dangers of the open ocean.

Mo`olelo O Na Ali`i

The mo‘olelo and ruling ali‘i of Maui Island begins at Kau‘iki, an extinct crater almost four hundred feet high on the south side of the entrance to Hana Bay.

Prince Kūhio

March 26th is the day Hawai`i honors the birthday of Prince Jonah Kūhio Kalaniana`ole, Hawai`i's second delegate to the US Congress.

Music: New Releases

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


Is being a Fanatic same as being nuts???? Auwe…here I was, at 7 a.m. on a very cold wintry Seattle Sunday morning, standing amidst ten thousand other Fanatics outside Qwest Field yelling “Go-----------SEAHAWKS”!

Foodstuffs: A Hot Stop in Cool Waimea

We occasionally visit the Big Island and during one of our visits to Hāwī, we stopped at one of the restaurants near Waimea for dinner.

Patricia Lei Murray Brings Her Quilts to the Northwest

Award-winning quilter Patricia Lei Anderson Murray will be presenting a Hawaiian Quilt exhibit at the La Conner Quilt Museum March 15 to May 14 in a show entitled "Hawaiian Quilt Inspirations."

Island Reflections from the Heartland: Rock Quarry

Did you know you can scuba in Ohio?

Men (and Women) Who Ride Mountains

"Top to bottom, side to side, looking for the ultimate ride." Lyrics sung by the legendary Bruddah Iz, conjure memories of da hana bata days when countless hours were spent in the water enjoying the soul of the ocean.

Punahou Grad Hopes to Beat His Own World Record

Tolan Shigeo Furusho, Punahou class of '88, set the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters bench-press record in the 181 lb weight class when he lifted 532.3 pounds in an August 27, 2005 meet at Alki Beach in Seattle.

Moloka`i  Strongman Showing the Way

With the sort of facilities that compare to that of the original Gold’s Gym in Venice California, Moloka`i's Peter Pale is leading by example to promote an emerging strongman scene on the island.

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our NEW calendar!

Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past

Hattie and George Apele, in front of fountaining lava
during the Kapoho eruption on Hawai`i Island in 1955.
Photo from Patsy Kim

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