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  • a full summer body workout in 15 minutes

      With the summer months fast approaching, we recruited Waiakea Ambassador and fitness guru, Mona Hannemann, to craft a bikini body workout that you can crush anywhere, anytime-- no excuses! Below is her quick and dirty 15 minute workout with images.
  • Pets & ph: why your pet should be drinking alkaline water

    Dogs and cats are prone to the very same ailments and diseases as humans. When it comes to balancing body acidity, pets actually encounter similar issues. Both of our diets are often saturated with unhealthy foods that increase the acid levels (pH) in our bloodstream. Think of processed dog and cat food as the equivalent to fast food. If you wouldn’t want to eat McDonald’s for every meal of the [...]
  • World Water day

    Taking place on March 22nd of every year, World Water Day is an opportunity to appreciate a most precious resource we undoubtedly take for granted. More importantly, it serves as a call for us all to become champions for progress by providing solutions to the pressing global water crisis. World Water Day, founded by the United Nations some 20 years ago, draws attention to more than just [...]

Embracing The Spirit of Aloha

Hawaiians take immense pride in their unique and intimate bond with nature. Waiakea reflects the Hawaiian pillar and practice of “malama i ka ‘aina,’ (to care for and to live in harmony with the land), by striving to be at the forefront of sustainable practices. As ‘keiki o ka ‘aina,’ children of the land, it is our responsibility to claim stewardship for the land. In fact it is not the land [...]
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Pineapple Jack-o-lanterns

 When it comes to Halloween, why do pumpkins get to have all of the fun? We decided to skip the traditional jack-o-lantern and show pineapples some love. Voila: we give you the Pine-O-Lantern.
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Shane Borland, 17 Year Old Skater/Surfer, Is Chasing His Dreams

Shane Borland, endearingly called “Shan-o” by friends and family, can be found cruising the California coast looking for swells, chasing big waves on the North Shore and around the world, or tearing up the skate park at national contests. At newly-turned 17 years of age, he’s a two sport-anomaly.
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Win A Trip for 2 to Hawaii

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water wants to send YOU to the Big Island this summer! That means airfare for two to Hawaii, a four night’s stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in an ocean view room, daily snorkeling, a round of golf at Hapuna Golf Course, and a choice of a luau dinner and show or Let’s Go Crabbing at Hapuna’s Ocean Terrace.
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Hokulea Makes Landfall In NYC: World Oceans Day

By harnessing the power of the tides and looking only to the stars for guidance, The Hōkūle‘a, meaning Star of Gladness, has circumferenced the world with boundless aloha. A legendary voyaging canoe, the Hōkūle’a’ has one goal: to deliver the message of Malama Honua – To Care For Our Earth. Along its journey, the Hōkūle’a will reach 27 different nations, crossing 60,000 nautical miles, and [...]
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Bearded Brothers: Siblings Team Up and Take It On

Maddison and Riley McKibbin, brothers and teammates, have been playing volleyball together since high school. In fact, they are the only brothers to have played together in both high school, college, indoor professional, and professional beach volleyball.    
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Earth’s Greatest Navigators: Hokulea Honors Richard Branson, Dalai Lama, & Desmond Tutu

A Symbol of Peace & A Sustainable Planet The Hōkūle‘a, meaning Star of Gladness, has traveled thousands of nautical miles around the globe, propelled by the winds and tides, and navigated by the stars. The purpose of Hōkūle‘a’s great voyage is to deliver the message of Malama Honua - To Care For Our Earth. Stopping in 26 different countries, traversing 47,000 nautical miles, and visiting 85 [...]
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Cultural Significance of Water in Hawai'i: World Water Day

The significance of water for Hawaiians runs much deeper than how the western world views it today. Fresh water was more than a means to an end; it shaped social divisions, played an important role in the stories of procreation, and was the currency of societal wealth.
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Welina: Wave Sliding

“Like many in Hawaii, the practice of wave sliding has become deeply integrated into our way of life. It doesn’t define us, but rather allows us to honor our heritage as well as our commitment to the sea. A genealogical gift that has been passed down for thousands of years, I do my part so that it will be passed down for a thousand more.” -- Cliff Kapono
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How Living On A Boat Will Change Your Life

Poema du Prel has been living on her 30 foot sailboat, Black Pearl, in Tahiti for the past few years. The best part? Seeing the blue sky over the ocean from her bed.  The challenges? Having to fix leaks and broken engines alone.
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Kamalei Alexander: Surf, The Aloha Spirit, and Mauna Kea

"For me, Hawai'i is where my direct connection to this earth is rooted. It's the foundation of all the emotions that surge through my veins, a culmination of decades of fear, love, and loss. I consider myself merely a reflection of the past."
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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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