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Category Archives: History
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
KEOUA’S NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER By: Rafael Ramírez January 1991, Kealakekua, Hawai’i As the 1990 paddling year comes to an end, Keoua’s paddlers busily make plans to fight off the boredom following the October Turnover* in the Molokai Hoe Channel … Continue reading
ʻUla ka moana i ka ʻahu ʻula a me ka mahiole: the Ocean is made red with feathered cloaks and helmets March 12, 2016 by emalani “Kauluwela ka moana i nā ʻauwaʻa kaua o Kalaniʻōpuʻu. Aia nā koa ke ʻaʻahu lā i ko lākou mau ʻahu … Continue reading
How to Pull with Pride and Purpose THE TEN RULES OF THE CANOE Rule One: Every Stroke We Take Is One Less We Have To Make. Keep going! Even against the most relentless wind, somehow a canoe moves forward. This … Continue reading
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
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
The coastal areas of the four ahupua‘a between Hōnaunau and Napo‘opo‘o are home to a unique and precious array of cultural, historical and natural resources. Between the significant cultural sites of Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau to the south and the Hikiau … Continue reading
I Ku Mau Mau – Chant Alaka’i: I ku mau mau Pane: I ku wa Alaka’i: I ku mau mau I ku huluhulu I ka lanawao Pane: I ku wa Alaka’i: I ku lanawao Pane: I ku wa I ku wa huki … Continue reading
Keoua’s 16 yr. old boys during the State Championships in Kaneohe, circa 1978. Front row: Kelly Losalio, Dennis Andrade, Byron Kukua, Coach Calvin Kelekolio. Back: Billy Mitchell, David Serafin, Leonard Moses, Jamie Newlon.