Author Archives: Ana Currie

Celebration in Honaunau: South Kona Cultural Center Rebuilt

West Hawaii Today, August 5, 2017 On July 30, more than 150 people gathered at Honaunau Bay for a traditional Hawaiian blessing of the newly restored Hale o Ho’oponopono. The attendees included many community volunteers who had worked on the … Continue reading

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Hale o Ho’oponopono Blessing – Sunday, July 30th

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Hale Building Workshop – March 11 2017

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2017 Season Practice Begins Monday March 6

Aloha mai kakou! The 2017 paddling season is about to begin and Keōua Hōnaunau Canoe Club welcomes new and returning paddlers of all ages to our orientation week, Monday, February 27th – Thursday, March 2nd   at 4 p.m. Outrigger canoeing … Continue reading

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Community Meeting – Saturday Dec. 5th

Aloha mai kakou! Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club is initiating the restoration/rebuilding of the traditional hale in Honaunau that was the home of Hale o Ho’oponopono in the 70s. This precursor of the Hawaiian immersion schools came at a time of … Continue reading

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Keoua Launches Honaunau Cultural Projects

After several years of planning and preparation, Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club has received a grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) for a two-year project aimed at strengthening the Hawaiian cultural landscape of the Honaunau coastal area. ANA, a … Continue reading

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Hale O Keawe

Overlooking Honaunau Bay is the iconic traditional structure Hale O Keawe, now part of Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park. Genealogies and mo‘olelo indicate that Hale o Keawe was likely built either by or for Keawe-i-kekahi-ali‘i-o-ka-moku around A.D. 1700. At … Continue reading

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2015 Welcome

Aloha mai kakou! We extend a heartfelt welcome to all our paddlers, young and old, novice and experienced, as we begin our 2015 season. Our first week of practice began with many familiar and new faces coming together to pule … Continue reading

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Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou!

This past weekend, Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club was deeply honored to be part of a profound and historic event in honor of the coming of Makahiki, which begins today. Makahiki, a four-month observance dedicated to Lono, the deity of agriculture, … Continue reading

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The World Wide Voyage of Hokule‘a: Canoes as Ambassadors of Culture

Editor’s Note: Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club’s  beloved Herb Kawainui Kane, who passed on in 2011,  was the originator of the conceptual design for the Hokule‘a.  Here is Herb’s story about how the wa‘a was named: “This happened when the parts … Continue reading

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