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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 [...]

Big Island Travel Tips: Go Local

The Big Island of Hawai'i is the land of fiery volcanoes, secluded waterfalls, snowcapped mountains, rainforests, volcanic-black sand beaches, and even alpine lakes. This geographically unique and tropical island is a rugged paradise, perfect for those looking for adventure and natural beauty. Below is a list of things to do and see that will leave you immersed in the local magic of the Big [...]
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How Hawai'i Cracked Me Open by Stephanie J.

"My life wasn’t going to change until I made it change. I’m writing this face down on a massage table while getting tattooed in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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