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Waiakea Makes the 2017 Inc. 5000 List for Fastest Growing Companies in America

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World Water day

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Embracing The Spirit of Aloha

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Hiking On The Big Island

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The Difference Between Artificial & Naturally Alkaline Water

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Bottled Water Delivery: 5 things that differentiate great bottled water from bad

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Big Island Travel Tips: Go Local

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Become a Waiakea Brand Ambassador!

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Clean water: the most direct way to help poor communities

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Azad Al-Barazi swims for the civilians and refugees of syria at the 2016 olympics

 

Water & Weight Loss: What’s The Deal?

Water can do some pretty magical things for your body. But can it help you lose weight? The short [...]

On Ayurveda & How the Summer Heat Is Actually Affecting You

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Shane Borland, 17 Year Old Skater/Surfer, Is Chasing His Dreams

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Win A Trip for 2 to Hawaii

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Swimming for Syria: Icon of Hope at the 2016 Olympics

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Cultural Significance of Water in Hawai'i: World Water Day

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Health Benefits of Turmeric and How To Use It

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California Dreaming

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Welina: Wave Sliding

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Poema du Prel has been living on her 30 foot sailboat, Black Pearl, in Tahiti for the past few [...]

So Long Summer Sale

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Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

Water is water, right? Not really. It’s no secret that water is essential to life. Unfortunately, [...]

Willie Kessel: Move, Inspire, Evoke

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Bottled Water: A Call For Change

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Father's Day Giveaway!

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Kamalei Alexander: Surf, The Aloha Spirit, and Mauna Kea

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Kelly Ripa Says Alkaline Cleanse 'Changed My Life'

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Waiakea Installs Another 2 Water Pumps: Clean Water for Malawi

We're proud to share that another 2 new water pumps have been built and installed in Kasonda and [...]

Murky Waters: California’s Water Management Lacks Transparency

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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 [...]

WAIAKEA WINS FABI AWARD FOR PROGRESSIVE CONTRIBUTIONS

The National Restaurant Association has announced Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, the first triple [...]

Skater and Surfer Shane Borland Joins Waiakea Ohana

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Why You Should Be Eating More Ginger

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Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water In Whole Foods

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Becoming Present: Yoga and The Way of Aloha

Many parallels can be drawn between yogic philosophy and the core values underpinning Hawaiian [...]

Malawi: Deadly Flooding Cuts Off Access to Clean Water Supply

Malawi is currently facing deadly flooding after weeks of torrential rain compounded by the [...]

4 Hawaiian Words to Live Your Life By

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Aloha and Happy New Year from Ryan and the Waiakea Ohana

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Healthy Holiday Gifts

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WAIAKEA AT HEARST CASTLE BENEFIT

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LIVE ALOHA

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What Is pH and What Does It Have To Do With Water

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MĀLAMA I KA ‘ĀINA

  Mālama i ka ‘āina: To respect and care for the land

Pump Aid: Donate Water

 

Why Our Bodies Are Too Acidic and Why It Matters

In orderto be healthy, the human body must maintain an acid-alkaline equilibrium. Most people’s [...]

Artificial Alkaline Water: The Dirty Little Secret

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Waiakea Water Celebrates Two Years of Clean Success

Aloha everyone – This has been a long time coming! Two years have come and gone since we first [...]

What Makes Water Taste Good?

We all know the feeling...taking a long sip from a glass of what we assume to be run-of-the-mill, [...]

What Is Alkaline Water?

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WAIĀKEA Named Official Water of USA Water Polo

  Waiākea is proud to announce that we are the new official sponsor the the USA Water Polo Team