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Duke’s OceanFest Announces Events Schedule for Waikiki Waterman Celebration, August 16-24

WAIKIKI BEACH – July 24, 2014 – Duke’s OceanFest, Waikiki’s premier ocean sports festival, today announced its schedule of 23 competitions, events and activities (list below) that will be taking place over nine days from Saturday, August 16 through Sunday, August 24.

July 24, 2014 · admin · Comments Closed
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Learning the Ropes of Polynesian Voyaging in the Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU – Hokulea, Hawaii’s traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, has set sail on a three year worldwide expedition covering 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, and 26 countries. Crew members, continuing their ancestor’s voyaging traditions, will only use the stars, waves, wind, and birds for assistance to map their way on this incredible journey. Enroute, Hokulea will [...]

June 27, 2014 · admin · Comments Closed
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It’s Official – 665.8 Acres of Turtle Bay Resort Lands in Hawaii Preserved Forever

NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HI – (May 19, 2014) – With beautiful Kawela Bay in the background, Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed House Bill 2434 (Act 81) to establish a conservation easement that will preserve forever 665.8 acres of scenic, undeveloped property owned by Turtle Bay Resort. The bill-signing ceremony, held on land protected by the [...]

May 20, 2014 · admin · Comments Closed
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Polynesian Teens Celebrate Cultural Pride at PCC in Hawaii

Laie, Hawaii – May 10, 2014 – Today was an opportunity for Hawaii’s Polynesian students to demonstrate their knowledge, skill and pride in the Samoan culture and they came through as champions at the High School Samoan Cultural Arts Festival. Hosted by the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) as part of the We Are Samoa Festival, [...]

May 12, 2014 · admin · Comments Closed
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Samoan Culture Takes Center Stage in Hawaii this Week

Laie, Hawaii – May 6, 2014 – We Are Samoa! The phrase captures the pride and spirit of the popular Hawaii festival celebrating the cultural heritage of Samoa’s people this week at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC), May 7-10. Hawaii’s largest Samoan cultural festival and a pre-eminent showcase of Samoa’s traditions, the We Are Samoa [...]

May 6, 2014 · admin · Comments Closed
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Hawaii Works to Secure Barack Obama Presidential Library

BY LINDA HOHNHOLZ, ETN EDITOR | MAR 24, 2014 HAWAII (eTN) – “On the night he was first elected, in a time of growing challenge, President Obama offered an unmistakable message of optimism and hope. He spoke not only to the crowd that gathered to congratulate him, but to Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs, [...]

March 24, 2014 · admin · Comments Closed
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12th Annual Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival set for May 3, 2014

WAIKIKI, OAHU, HAWAII – Hawaii is a land of festivals, with at least one event happening across the state practically every week. On May 3, 2014, one of Hawaii’s most unique festivals takes place on Oahu when the 12th Annual Waikiki SPAM JAM® closes down Kalakaua Avenue from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a [...]

February 21, 2014 · admin · Comments Closed
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Frostpaw the Polar Bear will Join President Obama During Hawaii Vacation

OAHU, Hawaii – The Center for Biological Diversity’s Frostpaw the Polar Bear will be on Oahu during President Obama’s holiday vacation in the hopes of convincing him to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and take action on climate change. Frostpaw will be in Hawaii from Dec. 21 to Jan. 3, bringing his unique brand of [...]

December 18, 2013 · admin · Comments Closed
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The Polynesian Cultural Center Re-Opens Aotearoa Village in Hawaii – Maori Carvings in Native New Zealand Timber Unveiled

Laie, Hawaii – December, 2013 – The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) today re-opened its entire Aotearoa (New Zealand) village following a traditional Maori ceremony that featured the unveiling of new carvings recognizing Hawaikiroa, the ancient Polynesian navigator.

December 2, 2013 · admin · Comments Closed
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Polynesian Cultural Center’s Christmas Lagoon Presents One-of-a-Kind Holiday Celebrations in Hawaii

Laie, Hawaii – November 15, 2013 – The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is presenting a fun and exciting winter wonderland celebration this holiday season that is being offered nowhere else in Hawaii – highlighted by a canoe ride on its beautiful lagoon. Called Christmas Lagoon: The Light Within, this annual holiday experience is a festival of [...]

November 15, 2013 · admin · Comments Closed
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