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October 2007

University of Hawai`i Warriors
Penalized for Pre-Game Haka

The University of Hawai`i Warriors perform a new version
of the haka, a Maori war chant.

Photo by Steve Kajihiro


Tradition or Tourism? The Tug of War over Ahu`ena Heiau

Ahu`ena Heiau on the grounds of the King Kamehameha Hotel at Kamakahonu Bay in Kailua, Kona on the island of Hawai`i is the site of recent protests by Native Hawaiian groups.

Hawai`i Superferry: Is It Sunk?

When the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that the Superferry needed to complete an environmental impact statement (EIS), it spelled a potential delay of the scheduled inaugural sailing of its new ferry, the Alakai.



Greetings from an Alaskan cruise ship. No, I’m not rolling in the kind of cash that allows me to vacation on an Alaskan cruise.

Music: New Releases

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

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our events calendar!

Life Before Cell Phones

In August 1979, I had to travel 6,000 miles back to Hawaii to learn my own phone number. There's a story here obviously. Like many of today's seniors, my youth was in the era of 'crank' telephones. 



From the Editor

With Fall comes…football…what else? I know it’s not only a male thing because I have a few female friends who are devoted to that contact sport. But it’s still a baffling game to me, mainly because I can’t figure out those calls that the umpires make.

Mo`olelo O Nā Ali`i

Just as he did a year earlier at Kaua‘i, Cook arrived off the coast of Maui. It was the time of Makahiki. The mo‘olelo indicates that all warfare ceased during the time of makahiki in order to pay homage and collect the yearly taxes for Lono, god of peace and agriculture.



Cathie Agor: Attorney and UH Graduate

Cathie Agor is the Associate Director of Recruitment and Retention at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington where she will work to identify and attract diverse members of the workforce to share their talents and skills with the college.

Second Chance Leads to Opportunity for the Heisman

Do you believe in second chances? I’m sure the University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan does. I won’t go into details of the past but Brennan got into some trouble as a freshman while at the University of Colorado.



Kama`āina Profile: The Brothers Kaloku and Keawe

No matter where in this wide world we Hawaiian Islanders reside, our “home away from Hawaii” communities will ALWAYS include places that sell our “mix-um up” style foods (kalua pig/ saimin/adobo/sushi/musubi/etc) and a few Hula Halaus and our unique Hawaiian music!




Congrats: to Frank “Bamboo” Opperman (83 years young) and his bride Barbara O`Malley! Iwalani Kamahele, Al Tringali and I played music at their wedding/reception at Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle.

Foodstuffs: Beef Thang, a Chinese Dish

My father, the best cook in the world, was a late starter. Man Chong Wong retired from Hilo Post Office right before his 60th birthday and decided he was going to learn to cook.

Seattle Seahawks Partner with Hawaiian Airlines

This football season, the Seattle Seahawks is traveling on Hawaiian Airlines.



Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

Once again I must commend a book to you, Olivia: My Life of Exile in Kalaupapa by Olivia Robello Breitha.

Kalama Days of Discovery 2007:

A celebration of Native Hawaiian and Native American cultures held at the end of summer in Kalama, Washington.



Falsetto Winner!

Christopher Agpoon of Keaukaha on the island of Hawai`i won the Clyde "Kindy" Sproat Falsetto and Storytelling Contest with his rendition of "Pua Melie".

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

After the first Chinese contract laborers for sugar plantations arrived in 1852, rice paddies began to appear in the Islands. But today there are no rice paddies in Hawai`i.
This photo is from the collection of Evelyn Farleigh, whose father Nolan Clodfelter was in Hawai`i around 1917.

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