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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 [...]

Dining Out While Keeping A Healthy Lifestyle: 10 Places to Eat and Drink on O'ahu

Now whether it’s a diet protocol forced upon you because of a chronic disease, or just simply a personal choice, having dietary restrictions can make eating anywhere other than your own kitchen quite stressful or seemingly impossible. However, though food may be foremost on our minds, lifestyle is equally important. Living a balanced life is more than just eating healthy food. Social interaction [...]
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Water Fasting: What Is It and Should You Do It?

Water fasting. What is it? Why do people do it? Is it safe? These are all the questions we had when we first heard about water fasting. Although new to western medicine, it's an ancient technique used in eastern medicine to detox and treat chronic diseases. Like every other diet "trend" that's out there, advocates share all the benefits, while opposers share the dangers. First, let's start with [...]
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Press Play: Waiakea Summer On Repeat

What's summer without the perfect tunes? Whether you're roadtrippin', spending all day at the beach, or having a backyard BBQ, a summer playlist is essential. We've gathered some of our favorite summer vibe songs that we can't help but have on repeat this season 🎶 
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From Hawai'i to Ecuador: Taste & Design Awards 2018

Waiakea made its way around the world to Machachi, Ecuador for the FineWaters Tasting Competitions! Every year, FineWaters hosts this competition where premium bottled water companies from around the world compete head to head for a chance to win awards based on taste and design in the still and sparkling water space.
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Get In The Ring: This Is Our New Favorite Full-Body Workout

Summer is upon us, which means beach days, beach days, and more beach days basking in the sunshine. Of course while we bask, we're also staying hydrated drinking our refreshing Waiakea water. That was not a promotion, that is just the truth! But when you think beach, you think bikini, and when you think bikini you think, "I better get my butt in the gym PRONTO!".     Our names are Bree and [...]
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5 Instagramable Summer Activities (On A Budget)

Summer is officially here! We don't know about you, but we've already got some activities down on our to-do list. Need some inspiration? Here are our top five favorite ways to have an awesome summer while ballin' on a budget... did we mention they're instagramable, too?
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Helping Those Affected By The Kilauea Eruptions

Between the toxic gasses, fissures, and molten lava, it seems like the Kilauea eruption is a never-ending emergency. This is the reality that Hawaii's Big Island is facing after the May 3rd volcanic eruption. After a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, and subsequently a volcanic eruption, at least 117 homes are destroyed and thousands are displaced, not including the recent numbers in Kapoho and [...]
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Empowering Our Keiki

Children, like sponges, absorb everything. New experiences, new words, new behaviors; they all make a difference and impact their futures. These early formative years are crucial, which is why an early childhood education has a substantial effect on life outcomes. However, only 51% of 3-4-year-olds across the US attend pre-primary programs, and there has been no improvement in the last 15 years1. [...]
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Saving Yourself From The Sun By Siren Williams

The seasons are turning and the weather is warmer-- SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE! For many of us around this big, beautiful globe, we’re thinking about picnic’ing by the beach, surfing, or going for more outdoor runs. Whatever your sun-loving activity, there is risk involved with that giant ball of fire in the sky. The threat is real! Not only can you pick up nasty skin cancer, but you’re also at a high [...]
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Accountability in the CPG Industry

In 2015, the US Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry sales totaled about $635.8 billion. In 2020, sales are expected to hit $721.8 billion. It is one of the largest and most successful industries in North America; even with a decrease in disposable income, the industry continues to grow1. However, with exponential growth comes excess waste and the untold truth behind green marketing. 
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Hollywood's Favorite Water

We couldn't be more stoked to share that over the last couple of years Waiakea has been spotted in some pretty big TV shows and movies! Very little compares to the feeling of having a friend text you with a screenshot of Waiakea in the hands of a famous actor in a Netflix Original or HBO series... Cue crazy-person victory dance with intermittent yelling of "I think we're famous?!?!". Below are a [...]
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Is Too Much Sleep Actually Bad For You?

We've always been told that we need lots of sleep...However, have you ever thought about what too much sleep can do to you? We were wondering the same question, so we decided to do our homework and get to the bottom of it 🧐.
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