For Ko Olina

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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12 Feb 2021

Of Plants and Progeny

Kalo, or taro, has been integral to the Hawaiian diet. Alongside mai‘a (banana), niu (coconut), and ‘ulu (breadfruit), kalo was one of the canoe plants, the original plants brought to the Hawaiian Islands by the first Polynesian settlers.

12 Feb 2021

Dancing Queen

As Miss Aloha Hula, she serves as an ambassador for Merrie Monarch for the year, a challenge for such a private person. “I realized that everyone was watching and I am constantly under a microscope,” she says. “I hope to inspire not just with my dancing but in life as a person.”

12 Feb 2021

A Community Connects

Taking care of resources is a shared theme among all programs of Mālama Learning Center, which was founded in 2004. The center’s primary goal is to bring middle and high school students to nearby destinations to learn about science, conservation.

11 Feb 2021

Served with Love

In 2012, she debuted Coquito’s, bringing flavors of the Latin American and Caribbean diaspora—from Columbian and Cuban to Mexican and Argentinian—to O‘ahu’s West Side. The Puerto Rican dishes remain its star attractions.

11 Feb 2021

Nature’s Stage

The dip is Kolekole Pass, a natural cleft in the nearly 4-million-year-old range, which links Wai‘anae to O‘ahu’s central plains. The area is rich with cultural and historical significance: The pass provided a path to the Kūkaniloko birthing stones

10 Feb 2021

Back to ‘Āina

Enos believes that Kaʻala Farm can act as a model for systemic change for other organizations (its success inspired Ka Papa Loʻi ʻo Kānewai at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) and the Waiʻanae community itself.

10 Feb 2021

Remembering Rell

In 1975, Rell Sunn helped start the Women’s International Surfing Association and competed with a handful of women. A couple years later, she was named Hawai‘i’s first female lifeguard, proving that wāhine were just as capable as kāne of handling rough currents and sizable waves.

09 Feb 2021

Fred “Pops” Pereira: The Boxing Coach

Fred “Pops” Pereira is the Waiʻanae Boxing Club founder and 2019 Golden Gloves of America Coach Hall of Fame inductee. Growing up in Māʻili there was 11 of us cousins and we all learned to box from my mother’s brother, my Uncle Nick.

05 Feb 2021

All Booked Up

All signage at Nānākuli Public Library show both the English and ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i versions of each word. It is the first library in the state to do so and a way for the Nānākuli and Mā‘ili community, which are predominately Native Hawaiian

05 Feb 2021

Jordan Maka’alanalani Iaea Patterson: The Tandem Surfer

For people who have never seen tandem surfing, I describe it as an art form like ice dancing or ballet, except we are in the water. You have two people on one board: a graceful, flexible woman, and a man who does the surfing.

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