Archive for the ‘Hawaii’ Category
WAIKIKI BEACH â€“ July 24, 2014 â€“ Dukeâ€™s OceanFest, Waikikiâ€™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.
HONOLULU â€“ Hokulea, Hawaiiâ€™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 ancestorâ€™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 [...]
NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HI â€“ (May 19, 2014) â€“ 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 [...]
Laie, Hawaii â€“ May 10, 2014 â€“ Today was an opportunity for Hawaiiâ€™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, [...]
Laie, Hawaii â€“ May 6, 2014 â€“ We Are Samoa! The phrase captures the pride and spirit of the popular Hawaii festival celebrating the cultural heritage of Samoaâ€™s people this week at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC), May 7-10. Hawaiiâ€™s largest Samoan cultural festival and a pre-eminent showcase of Samoaâ€™s traditions, the We Are Samoa [...]
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, [...]
WAIKIKI, OAHU, HAWAII â€“ Hawaii is a land of festivals, with at least one event happening across the state practically every week. On May 3, 2014, one of Hawaiiâ€™s most unique festivals takes place on Oahu when the 12th Annual Waikiki SPAM JAMÂ® closes down Kalakaua Avenue from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a [...]
OAHU, Hawaii â€“ The Center for Biological Diversityâ€™s Frostpaw the Polar Bear will be on Oahu during President Obamaâ€™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 [...]
The Polynesian Cultural Center Re-Opens Aotearoa Village in Hawaii – Maori Carvings in Native New Zealand Timber Unveiled
Laie, Hawaii â€“ December, 2013 â€“ 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.
Laie, Hawaii â€“ November 15, 2013 â€“ 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 â€“ highlighted by a canoe ride on its beautiful lagoon.Â Called Christmas Lagoon: The Light Within, this annual holiday experience is a festival of [...]