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Hale Magazine

In the Hawaiian language, hale (pronounced huh’-leh) translates to “home” or “host”.

Hale is an intimate expression of the aloha spirit found throughout the islands and a reflection of the hospitality of Ko Olina. You will find that hale is more than a structure, it is a way of life. Ko Olina celebrates the community it’s privileged to be a part of and welcomes you to immerse yourself in these stories of our home.

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17 Jan 2024

Moon Kahele: The Musician

Moon Kahele is a fully bonded and insured teacher, songwriter, and performer based in Kapolei. He performs at the Beach Villas at Ko Olina on Monday and Friday evenings.

16 Jan 2024

James Rotz: The Rescuer

James Rotz is an aviation survival technician and rescue swimmer with the U.S. Coast Guard. He considers the West Side to have been the optimal training ground for his career.

15 Jan 2024

Abigail Eli: The Pastor

My goal is to put roadblocks in the way of the vicious cycle of generational poverty. I’d like to teach these children and young adults what a healthy relationship looks like. I want them to love and value themselves. It all starts with relationships.

03 Jan 2024

Wahine Warriors

The friends called themselves the Women of Waiʻanae (WOW). “We also wanted a name that supports the Waiʻanae Coast community” In 2005, the group filed for nonprofit status.

02 Jan 2024

Tech–Savvy Teens

During an era when science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged disciplines of study, Nānākuli High & Intermediate School robotics program is a crash course in all four fields.

29 Dec 2023

Seaside Sentiments

It has been nearly two decades since my first visit to White Plains. Little has changed, except what was initially foreign is now familiar. On a recent beach day, my daughter wanted to learn to surf.

26 Dec 2023

Waiʻanae Speaks

Ed McGrath arrived on the Waiʻanae Coast, ready to mold young minds at Mākaha and Waiʻanae Elementary Schools. His mission as a newly minted member of Teacher Corps was to instruct on curriculum that included Hawaiian history.

22 Dec 2023

Of Food and Fellowship

This connection to nature was a leitmotif in his Native Hawaiian lineage. In feeding others through foraging, fishing, and hunting, Lāʻau realized that he could honor his family’s legacy in his own way.

21 Dec 2023

Island Inspiration

Trained as an engineer, Vellalos’ technical mind appreciates the science behind exposure settings and shutter speeds, but it is the rich, fleeting emotive beauty of his island home.

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