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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 [...]
  • 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.
  • 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 [...]

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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The Importance of Practicing Self Care

Self-care is much more important than society gives credence to, often overlooked or simply categorized as "indulgent". In between life's demands, it's so important to remember to take time and take care of oneself -- you will reap the rewards of greater productivity, creativity, and balance. Here are some of our favorite ways to practice self-care.
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3 Under 30: Serena Poon on Health, Wellness, and Fine Dining

We had the chance to catch up with celebrity chef, Serena Poon to close out our 3 Under 30 Series! She's made the jump from pre-law to culinary arts, and we're definitely stoked that she did. After powering through adversity, mastering culinary arts, and establishing herself as a high-profile chef and nutritionist, she now specializes in helping busy people maintain a wholesome, healthy [...]
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