Hawai’i Tourism Boom 2018

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Waikiki Beach Recommended Viewing: Tourism Boom – Do We Know When to Say When? PBS Hawai’i Insights program explored the environmental and economic impacts of Hawai’i’s ongoing tourism boom. In 2017 Hawai’i made its eighth straight record-breaking year for tourism, topping 9 million visitor arrivals. The program asked its panelists to review …

Hawaiian

Languages This page is dedicated to our favorite words and phrases in Hawaiian. Suggestions are welcome. February is #HawaiianLanguageMonth or #MahinaOleloHawaii YouTube Vocabulary Aloha Kahuku Oumuamua Planeta.com Hawai’i Language

Kahuku

Hawai’i – The community of Kahuku is located northwest from Laie and east from Kuilima and Kawela Bay along Kamehameha Highway (Route 83). In the Hawaiian language, ka huku means “the projection”, presumably a reference to Kahuku Point nearby, the northernmost point of land on the island of Oahu. Planeta.com Hawai’i

Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Hawai’i – Pu’ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site celebrates its 45th anniversary with their annual Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival. The festival opened with Nā Papa Kanaka o Pu`ukoholā Heiau performing the Ho`okupu ceremony on Saturday, August 12 at Pelekane Bay. On Sunday, August 13 the festivities continue from 930am to 3pm. This annual celebration …

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Hawai‘i, USA hosted the IUCN World Conservation Congress September 1-10, 2016 Hashtag: #IUCNcongress Events are varied and include workshops, training and capacity-building sessions at the Conservation Campus, Posters and Knowledge Café sessions. Visit the Congress Website for the latest updates and information about the Congress. Held every four years, the IUCN Congress is the world’s …

Ho’olaule’a!! Celebrating the Pacific Islands Festival on the Ninth Island

Henderson, Nevada – We’re looking for conversation starters at this weekend’s Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival (September 10-11) organized by the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club. Details on Facebook  and Twitter @LasVegasHCC Quick. Can you say Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen. How about Ho’olaule’a? I am outside of my linguistic comfort zone, so I embrace the opportunity to learn by listening. The Henderson …

Be Inspired! Patrick Ching at the Volcano Art Center

Our virtual tour of Hawai’i continues. On Thursday, September 8th, 7-9pm, Volcano Art Center presents Patrick Ching’s “Inspiration of a Hawaii Wildlife Artist.” Patrick is one of our favorite artists in the world and we would love to check out the Volcano Art Center whose tagline ‘Where People, Art & Nature Meet’ ticks all the boxes. …

Waking up and curating the World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i #IUCNCongress

woke Woke? This week we are waking up at the World Conservation Congress. We’ll also be storifyingfavorite tweets, pictures, artwork and fanart. Personally, I will not be in Honolulu which is a big reason why I’d love to see livestreaming video from Periscope or Facebook. There should be good ways to connect remote participants so …

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Lingo Cards August 2016 – Expansion of Papahānaumokuākea as a national monument. How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. More online Papahanaumokuakea.gov, its @HawaiiReef. Here’s the media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.  Since …