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October 2006

Kaiaulu-Ka Waihona oka Na`auao from Nankuli, `Oahu

Keiki Hula and `Ukulele in the Pacific Northwest

The NW Nā Keiki Hula and `Ukulele Festival is coming to Puget Sound,
an event that will feature hula and `ukulele performances from youth groups not only
from the Seattle area, but also from Nanakuli, `Oahu and Langley, British Columbia.

Akaka Wins Democratic Primary

In a closely watched primary race for the Hawai`i Democratic Party’s candidate for the U.S. Senate, incumbent Daniel Akaka got 55% of the votes to beat challenger Ed Case who received 45%.

Hui HeiHei Wa`a’s New Canoe Kawika

On Sunday, September 17th in Silverdale, the outrigger canoe Kawika was blessed by Kumu`Iwalani and her haumana Pomaika`i, Laola, and Ka`ala.

Mo`olelo O Na Ali`i

As mentioned in the last issue of NWHT, one of the marked change that took place during the rule of ‘Umi was the location of his seat of government. Instead of remaining in Waipi‘o Valley, ‘Umi moved residence to the Kona district in the Kailua area.

Kahuku Ranch on Island of Hawai`i now part of
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Located on the slopes of the active volcano Mauna Loa, Kahuku is the largest ahupua`a in Hawai`i. It belonged to William Pitt Leleiohoku of the Kamehameha line in 1848 and sold for 5 cents an acre to Charles Harris in 1861.


In April 2006, I received an e-mail message asking if any youth were interested in becoming a part of an organization that works to fight against youth using tobacco called the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition against Tobacco (APICAT).

Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

There have been additional developments in the Lā`au Point issue. On September 13th a hui (group) of about 30 activists led by veteran activist Walter Ritte Jr. occupied Lā`au Point for an unspecified period of time.


As a kid I spent a lot of the month of October planning for its last day.

Music: New Releases

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

From the Editor

I was in Hilo for a couple of weeks in September and read, watched and listened to the final weeks of campaigning for Hawai`i ’s primary elections.

Eastern Standard Time

Living on the eastern seaboard can be a real pain in the `okole.

Kama`aina Profile: Paul H. Aio

My Profile guest says that one of his highest priorities in life is "to put kids in Playgrounds instead of Prisons"! 

Idaho Senator Introduces Owyhee Bill

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) has introduced a bill to preserve more than half a million acres of pristine back-country as protected wilderness.


F-I-R-S-T  C-L-A-S-S ...... are the words that best describe everything Punahou School did in their Labor Day 2006 weekend in Seattle!  

Foodstuffs: Blane Maebo and the One-Ton Chip

After a 2003 fired destroyed Hilo 's Maebo Noodle Factory, the One-Ton Chip disappeared. The good news is that the popular chips are being manufactured again.

Inter-Island Airfare Wars Continue

The new carrier go! owned and operated by Mainland-based Mesa, continues to shake up inter-island travel.

UW Volleyball

Ashley Aratani #8 (Iolani HS) and Tamari Miyashiro #7 (Kalani HS) of the University of Washington Volleyball team.

Ke`ala O Kamailelauli`ili`I Wins Again at E Hula Mau!

Where to begin?  Oh my!  Ke'ala O Kamailelauli'ili'i left a few days early to E Hula Mau hula competition in Long Beach, California.

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our events calendar!

Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past

This is Onomea Arch, on the Hāmākua Coast of Hawai`i Island, a natural land
formation that collapsed in 1958. So now when we drive the scenic route, we stop to
point out that this is where Onomea Arch used to be.

Photo is from the collection of Mrs Leong Wong Kit of Honolulu.

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