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  • The Kokua Initiative: Honoring Boogie Kalama

    A crew member on the double hulled outrigger canoe, The Hokule'a, that voyaged from Hawaii to Tahiti in 1976, George "Boogie" Kalama was known as a man of the Land and Sea. He was said to be deeply spiritual and a great comfort to those around him, truly embodying the essence of "aloha." He was well known in the Big Island community as someone who cared and gave to anyone in need. Boogie Kalama [...]
  • Access To Clean Water In Malawi: Pump Aid's Impact

    There's a major threat wreaking havoc on third world countries. Water-borne diseases festering in pools of unclean water kill more people per year than violence, including war. One of these deadly diseases is diarrhea, and because most people lack the proper treatment it has become the fifth leading cause of death in Malawi. And the younger generations are at an even greater risk. About 45% of [...]
  • Introducing: Waiakea's Kokua Initiative

    In 2019, we're committed to using our time and resources to help others in our local communities. Introducing: The Kokua Initiative. This is Waiakea’s new landmark program for investing in local community projects and non-profits. The Kokua Initiative focuses primarily on education, addiction, and environmental stewardship here in Hawai’i. While Waiakea already has a handful of firsts, we're [...]

The Kokua Initiative: Honoring Boogie Kalama

A crew member on the double hulled outrigger canoe, The Hokule'a, that voyaged from Hawaii to Tahiti in 1976, George "Boogie" Kalama was known as a man of the Land and Sea. He was said to be deeply spiritual and a great comfort to those around him, truly embodying the essence of "aloha." He was well known in the Big Island community as someone who cared and gave to anyone in need. Boogie Kalama [...]
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Access To Clean Water In Malawi: Pump Aid's Impact

There's a major threat wreaking havoc on third world countries. Water-borne diseases festering in pools of unclean water kill more people per year than violence, including war. One of these deadly diseases is diarrhea, and because most people lack the proper treatment it has become the fifth leading cause of death in Malawi. And the younger generations are at an even greater risk. About 45% of [...]
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Introducing: Waiakea's Kokua Initiative

In 2019, we're committed to using our time and resources to help others in our local communities. Introducing: The Kokua Initiative. This is Waiakea’s new landmark program for investing in local community projects and non-profits. The Kokua Initiative focuses primarily on education, addiction, and environmental stewardship here in Hawai’i. While Waiakea already has a handful of firsts, we're [...]
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Artists From Around The World Gather In Oahu: POW!WOW! 2019

I took to the streets last week to get the scoop inside what’s going down with the POW!WOW! Hawaii crew and what they’re curating for this year's mural renovation in our own Kaka’ako.
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Outrigger Canoeing with Charlee Rowe

Much like football on the mainland and soccer in Latin America, outrigger canoe paddling is an integral part of Islander culture, registered as the official state sport here in Hawai’i. Outrigger canoeing dates back to 200 AD and is a strong reminder of the importance of the ocean in Hawaiian daily life. We sat down with Charlee, a Waiakea employee and Hilo local, to learn more about outrigger [...]
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Hydration: It's Not Just A Millennial Thing

Hey, I'm Christine Thuy Huong! I'm a Vietnamese Pop Singer turned Doctor of Nursing Practice and the creator of B.A.M.F. - a Women’s Wellness platform aimed to eradicate every form of lifestyle that does not support the beauty, authenticity, self-made, and fierce power of a true woman. Currently, I'm a lecturer at Cal State Fullerton for the School of Nursing and an Emergency Dept. nurse for [...]
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Burpees, Squats, & Alkaline Water

As someone who was “born” into the health and wellness industry, it was always a struggle for me to look the part. Even though I played sports year round, I was almost always 10-20 pounds overweight, continually felt sluggish, and never understood why. It was around that time that I finally had the realization that health isn’t just about the way you move your body, but also about what you feed [...]
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The Gift of Clean Water: Pump Aid

Having access to clean water is something we can easily take for granted. Today, 650 million people lack daily access to safe drinking water and 2.3 billion people live without basic sanitation. In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year collecting contaminated water. Water-born diseases kill more people every year than violence, including war. 43 percent of these deaths are in children [...]
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Dehydration: Symptoms, Tips and Tricks

 The average human body is made of 50-65% water and helps your body perform a variety of vital functions. This includes enabling blood flow, metabolizing food, flushing toxins from the body, regulating body temperature, lubricating joints, and protecting your organs. Our body is constantly losing water when we sweat, urinate, and breathe. Dehydration is the harmful reduction in the amount of [...]
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How Drinking Water Can Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

As one of the building blocks of life, it goes without saying that water is essential to our existence. Yet we often forget that the adequate consumption of water can have an almost immediate positive impact on our health. Proper hydration has the potential to improve cellular function, ultimately making you more equipped to reach your health and fitness goals. Simply put: if you’re not properly [...]
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For A Second Year In A Row, Waiakea Makes the 2018 Inc. 5000 List!

For a second year in a row, Waiakea is proud to announce its inclusion in the Inc. 5000's list of the fastest growing companies in America. Ranked 774, Waiakea is amongst some of 2018's most innovative companies including THINX, GrubHub, Peloton, PopSockets, and Patagonia.
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Recycling Symbols: What Can You Actually Recycle?

Between navigating through the arrows, circles, and numbers, recycling symbols can quickly turn into a code we have to decipher. All we're trying to do is take care of our 'Aina! Unfortunately, when codes aren't clear and people aren't educated on what they mean, recyclables of all kinds end up getting dumped into one giant bin. When this happens, recycling isn't as effective as it should be and [...]
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