• News for Education

    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Welcome Eric and July Ziemelis Offering real estate services, connection, community and education about life in West Hawaii!  They work with community minded people with Aloha to make Hawaii home. Eric and Julie Ziemelis have counseled hundreds of would be homeowners through the work they do on creating books and resource guides, and education on social media channels and in person. They created ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economy
    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Welcome to the Director of Golf  Rhett Colbrese who joined Makani Golf Club  in October 2022 Rhett learned to play golf in San Diego, California. Competing with the best juniors in the country, he quickly sought out premier golf instruction. Mentored under the great Carl Welty (Jim Mclean’s coach and mentor) Rhett began to study what the best players in the world do the same. With the ...read more
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    Monday, November 21, 2022
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    Friday, November 04, 2022
    La‘i‘ōpua 2020 Offering Free Spring Afterschool Enrichment Programs at Kealakehe and Konawaena Elementary Schools KONA, HAWAI‘I (November 3, 2022) – La`i‘ōpua 2020 will once again offer a free Afterschool Enrichment Program at Konawaena and Kealakehe Elementary Schools in Spring 2023. Students in grades kindergarten through 5th are eligible to attend. The program starts January 9, 2023 and runs ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, October 31, 2022
    The state is proposing the first-ever rules for viewing the creatures at two popular spots off the Kona Coast By Christie Wilsoncwilson@staradvertiser.com Tours offering close encounters with manta rays have become a must-do activity for many Hawaii visitors, especially at two sites off the Kona Coast where vessels deposit hundreds of snorkelers and scuba divers nightly to observe the graceful ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economy
    Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    Four-year project will manage non-native feral pigs, promote native forest regeneration, protect essential source of fresh water WAIMEA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND, Hawai‘i (October 26, 2022)—The Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), in partnership with The Kohala Center (TKC), recently received $234,000 in funding from the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) to protect and improve the ...read more
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    Monday, October 24, 2022
    MĀLAMA HAWAI‘I Hawaiʻi Forest & Trail (island of Hawaiʻi) recently announced the launch its Maunakea Summit and Stars Giveback Experience. Guests participating in the company’s newest voluntourism opportunity learn about the west side of the island’s critical Waikoloa Dry Forest habitat on an interpretive walk and giveback experience, collecting native seeds to be used for future plantings ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    La`i`ōpua 2020 Program for Families Aims to Perpetuate the Culture KONA, HAWAI`I (October 19, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 is pleased to announce a new program for families interested in having a cultural experience surrounding the Hawaiian tradition of hand-carving a papa ku’i ‘ai (board for pounding kalo) and a pōhaku ku`i `ai (stone kalo pounder).  The program, which commences December 3, is geared ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    UH News Release link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=12217 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows debris blasted from the surface of the asteroid. Credit: NASA Satellite image captures a plume coming off of the asteroid following NASA’s test. Credit: NASA ATLAS 2 Telescope on Mauna Loa. Credit: Henry Weiland Pan-STARRS1 and Pan-STARRS2 telescopes on Haleakalā. Credit: Jason ...read more
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    Thursday, October 06, 2022
     COUNTY OF HAWAII, STATE OF HAWAIIBILL NO. 167 (DRAFT 2) ORDINANCE NO. 22 81 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE HAWAII COUNTY CODE 1983 2016 EDITION, AS AMENDED), BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE RELATING TO PROHIBITION OF NON- MINERAL SUNSCREEN. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII:SECTION 1. Findings and Purpose. Healthy coral reefs protect our island coastal infrastructure, ...read more
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    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Short videos orient visitors how to respectfully engage with coral reef ecosystems before they visit   KAHALU‘U BAY, HAWAI‘I ISLAND, HAWAI‘I (September 28, 2022)—In an effort to educate residents and visitors how to respectfully engage with coral reef ecosystems in Hawai‘i Island’s Kahalu‘u Bay, The Kohala Center has released Aloha ‘Āina Kahalu‘u (https://koha.la/aloha-aina-kahaluu), a series ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    KŪ LIKE AND LIVE ALOHA: IRONMAN INTRODUCES EVENT THEME AND INITIATIVE AIMED AT A MINDFUL RETURN OF VINFAST IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TO KAILUA-KONA, HAWAI`I   - In harmony with Hawai`i Tourism Authority’s Destination Management Action Plan for responsible tourism, IRONMAN implements Live Aloha initiative, encouraging all those attending, visiting, and participating to respect and celebrate ...read more
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    Friday, September 16, 2022
    A culinary class at Kohala High changed everything for Kamaile Gusman. “I realized food, cooking, and baking just makes me happy,” she says. “It’s as simple as that.” Today, thanks to you, she’s a cook at the Kukio Beach and Golf Club. Kamaile graduated from the culinary program at Hawai‘i Community College’s Pālamanui campus, along with other rising stars in Hawai‘i Island’s culinary scene, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESept. 12, 2022  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today submitted the names of eight nominees for the Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority to the Hawaiʻi State Senate for confirmation. The Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority was established by statute via Act 255 (HB2024). The authority is tasked with managing Mauna Kea Lands.  “I want to thank these individuals ...read more
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    Thursday, September 08, 2022
    Kailua-Kona, HI – The public is invited to the Kona Coffee & Tea farm in Holualoa on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 8:30am-12:30pm, for a free, family-friendly First Harvest event. This is the eighth annual First Harvest. The community is invited to help pick the first coffee of the season and learn about the history and process of Kona coffee. After eight months of developing from blossoms, ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    Aloha ‘Āina Kahalu‘u is a 10-part video series to introduce visitors and residents alike to Kahalu‘u Bay and how to respectfully engage with this sacred and cherished place when they visit.WAHI PANAKAHALU‘U’S GIFTSCORALREEFTEACHSUN PROTECTIONENTERING THE BAYEXPLORING THE BAYPAPA HONUKAHALUʻU BAY’S RESIDENTS  
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, August 29, 2022
    Dr. Rick Bennett was the guest speaker at the August 9, 2022 Sustainability Committee meeting hosted by Teri Leicher at Jack's Diving Locker.    Dr. Bennett has shared a link to a video where he presents information about the water topic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J923IFmfARc&ab_channel=RichardBennettAbout KKCC Sustainability CommitteeGoal: Promotes sustainable and environmentally ...read more
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    Monday, August 29, 2022
    Mystic Manta, LLC, opened in June of 2017 and is owned and operated by Dr. Lisa Thompson. She is a Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Galactic Ambassador, and Intuitive Transformational Coach specializing in Past Life Regression, Human Design, and Sound Healing. Whether you need support in love, business, life, or your soul journey, she provides the tools and experience to guide you.  With Human ...read more
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    Monday, August 29, 2022
    Welcome to new member MAVEN.  Hawaii's Content Marketing Agency.   At MAVEN they believe in content marketing that attracts and converts. They're not just throwing spaghetti at the wall and hoping it sticks. Every single strategy they put together is backed by experience, research, and a deep understanding of buyer psychology. Their strategy is to build trust first, by providing valuable, ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE Everyday Hawai'i Island children go unsupervised after school. Many are left unattended at home until adults return from the workday. Nationally, the hours after school, from 2pm to 6pm are when juvenile crime escalates. Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island offers children throughout Hawaii Island a fun, safe and supervised place after school to be engaged, to learn and ...read more
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    Monday, August 22, 2022
    ISLAND OF HAWAIʻI PONO PLEDGE WINS INTERNATIONAL TELLY AWARD Island of Hawaiʻi (August 22, 2022) – The Island of Hawaiʻi Pono Pledge, which advocates for mindful, safe, and pono interactions by travelers while on Hawai‘i Island, was awarded a 2022 Silver Telly Award earlier this year. The award in the Online General, Public Interest/Awareness category recognizes a video that was created to share ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Thursday, August 11, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 11, 2022 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved and signed into effect emergency rules authorizing out-of-state nurses to temporarily practice in Hawaiʻi upon meeting certain requirements without applying for and obtaining a license. Enacted through the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the rules amend Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Chapter 16-89, to allow ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, August 09, 2022
    Link to video (details below): http://go.hawaii.edu/2JS The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS) is partnering with the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) to aid recovery of the highly endangered Maunakea silversword atop Hawaiʻi’s highest mountain. Silversword seeds were sown at the CMS greenhouse at the ...read more
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    Thursday, August 04, 2022
    The deconstruction phase of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on University of Hawaiʻi-managed lands on the summit of Maunakea is on track to begin before summer ends and be completed by the end of the year. Caltech announced on August 2, 2022, that it received the final required permits from the State of Hawaiʻi and the County of Hawaiʻi to begin the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, July 29, 2022
    Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations for children as young as six months.  The Pfizer vaccine for children age six months to four years is one-tenth of the adult dose with three shots needed. The first two shots are administered three weeks apart and the third dose is given two months later. The vaccination for this youngest age group is available ...read more
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    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    Journey with us to the heart of Kailua-Kona as we explore the beauty and sacredness of Kahaluʻu Bay! In this episode, Cindi Punihaole, director of The Kohala Center’s Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center, shares her personal relationship with Kahaluʻu, the value of aloha ʻāina (caring for the land) instilled by her family, and challenges that Kahalu‘u’s coral reefs face today. Join us as we learn simple ...read more
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    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    INSIDE THIS ISSUEDi Napoli ArtKahalu’u Hope SpotNew HOST Park clientsH2 BusRestorative AquacultureHI Aquaculture CollaborativeFrom the DeepPhotographyGovernor Ige VisitStaff UpdatesInternshipsBlue Ocean BarnsDesal Project
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    Monday, July 25, 2022
    Located oceanfront on the Kona coastline of Hawaii island. Kona Salt Farm by Sea Salts of Hawaii is the only sea salt in the world made from pure, 900 year-old deep ocean water, rich in natural minerals and flavor. The salt water is drawn from 2,200 feet below the ocean’s surface making it one of the highest quality finishing salts. In addition to gourmet sea salts, as part of the salt making ...read more
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    Thursday, July 21, 2022
    Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaiʻi – We are excited to welcome our 2022 cohort of Akamai Workforce Initiative interns! Samuel Adair, Preston Ito, Cole Jamila, Hopena Paekukui, and Taylor Wong are working this summer with our experienced mentors to come up with solutions for a number of hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) projects at W. M. Keck Observatory.   The Akamai ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    On Friday, June 17, Pacific Business News hosted its Hawaii Island Means Business panel event to touch on some of the successes and setbacks affecting the Big Isle business community. Hosted in-person — for the first time since 2019 — at the Fairmont Orchid in Waimea, the discussion was moderated by A. Kam Napier, Pacific Business News’ editor-in-chief, and featured five panelists including Ross ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Monday, June 27, 2022
    https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/06/24/uh-hilo-honored-for-maunakea-stewardship/ Gov. David Ige with Center for Maunakea Stewardship staff, from left, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Greg Chun and Nahua Guilloz The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce honored the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS) with its 2022 Pūalu Award for Community Education on Friday, June 24. The award ...read more
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    Monday, June 27, 2022
    Statement from HTA President & CEO John De Fries "June 13, 2022 The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA) has awarded the Hawaiʻi Tourism USA contract to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) as part of a thorough procurement process. The contract provides for a comprehensive range of brand\ management and visitor education services for the Hawaiian Islands, as well as support services ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    Memorable events at Keauhou Shopping Center celebrate start of a new school year KAILUA-KONA-HI-July, 1, 2022 – The start of a new school year can bring about excitement, whether through reconnecting with friends or preparing for a year full of new things to learn. As students and teachers return to the classrooms, Keauhou Shopping Center is providing the community with different ways to ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    It is no secret that Hawaii residents pay the highest electricity rates in the nation. With the high cost that comes with living in paradise, a reprieve on excruciatingly high energy bills would be a nice & welcomed break. With solar power installation not only are you helping to provide the State of Hawaii with a clean energy alternative, thus reducing your own usage of imported fossil fuels, you ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy, Education
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    KAILUA-KONA, HI—The dreams of eight Hawaii Island high school graduates are closer to being fulfilled with the generous support of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU). Through the credit union’s annual scholarship program, the students will receive a $3,000 scholarship to attend two- or four-year institutions of higher learning in the coming school year. The high school graduates were ...read more
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    Monday, June 06, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI‘I (May 26th, 2022)  https://mission-blue.org/2022/05/kahaluu-bay-on-hawaiis-west-coast-recognized-as-a-mission-blue-hope-spot/ On the west coast of the island of Hawai‘i is Kahalu‘u Bay, also known as ‘āina lei ali‘i, lands that adorn the chiefs. It is a wahi pana, a sacred, celebrated, and storied place abundant with cultural and ecological treasures.  Cindi Punihaole, director of ...read more
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    Monday, June 06, 2022
    Voyaging Canoes and Navigating by the Stars Highlight Talk Story with Chadd “`Ōnohi” Paishon and Pomai Bertelmann KONA, HAWAI`I (May 1, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 will celebrate the birthday of its double-hulled sailing canoe, “La`i`ōpua,” with an afternoon of cultural activities and a talk story session Saturday, June 25, from 1:30 to 4:30, at its Kealakehe location, adjacent to the Villages of ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    HAWAII COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION NAMES ITS 2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS  KAILUA-KONA, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce its  Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term. Board members serve on a voluntary basis and are  responsible for guiding management in the direction of the credit union on behalf of the credit union’s  more than 46,000 member-owners ...read more
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    Monday, May 02, 2022
    Robert P. Kirshner named TIO Executive Director; Edward C. Stone announces retirement from TIO Dr. Robert P. Kirshner, Chief Program Officer for Science at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Clowes Professor of Science emeritus at Harvard University, has been named TIO Executive Director, effective May 15, 2022. Dr. Kirshner is an esteemed scientist known for his discipline-defining ...read more
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    Thursday, April 28, 2022
    Please see the news release attached and pasted below and this Flickr link with photos and captions.   Hawaii CC-WGU Partnership Press ReleaseWGU and Hawai’i CC Partner to Offer Graduates Pathways to Pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees Online, nonprofit university extends special benefits to Hawai’i CC grads and employees HILO, Hawaii – (April 28, 2022) Online, nonprofit Western Governors ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    OUR NEW BREWERY - Tours Now Available!BOOK TOUR HERE! LOCATION: Kailua-Kona, HI We have built one of the most sustainable breweries in the world, located right here in our hometown of Kailua-Kona. Since we opened over 25 years ago, Kona Brewing Co. has been committed to making locally brewed beers in the most environmentally responsible way possible. When we outgrew our original brewery years ...read more
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    Monday, March 28, 2022
    HOLUALOA, HAWAIʻI (March 25, 2022) – Where—and who—are your pu‘uhonua? Reflecting on pu‘uhonua, places and people of peace and safety, is the heart of Donkey Mill’s new exhibition, entitled Pu‘uhonua. The exhibition opened March 12 and will run through July 2, 2022, at the Mill. Contributing artists explore concepts of refuge, sanctuary, and healing, providing contemporary interpretations of its ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
       By Timothy Hurley March 23, 2022 A bill that would establish a new authority to oversee the stewardship of Mauna Kea’s summit ran into a volley of opposition Tuesday in a hearing before a state Senate committee. A number of speakers told the Higher Education Committee that they fear the legislation would lead to the eventual destruction of astronomy on Mauna Kea. “The loss of these world-class ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    UH Hilo Chancellor's Blog News from the Office of the Chancellor, University of Hawai'i at HiloChancellor Irwin announces Community Advisory BoardPUBLISHED MARCH 2, 2022 BY ADMIN Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin is pleased to announce 12 members of the new UH Hilo Community Advisory Board. The board had its first meeting on Jan. 31, 2022. The primary purpose of the board is to help support the ...read more
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    Monday, March 21, 2022
    Welcome to New Chamber Member Hawai‘i Keiki Museum.From the shores of the Gold Coast, to the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the Big Island has a long history of Hawaiian culture, rich with science, exploration, and engineering achievements. The Hawai‘i Keiki Museum (the word keiki is Hawaiian for ‘children’) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation created for the purpose of starting a children’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    Press Release  -  Wendy Laros, the President and CEO at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, was among the 22 chamber executives to graduate on February 4, 2022 from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.). Academy is an interactive 3-day (three year) training program on chamber management essentials designed for today’s ...read more
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    Thursday, February 10, 2022
    University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) Director Doug Simons explained how Hawaiʻi is the world leader in astronomy, and UH’s role in that 50-year legacy, in a February 3 virtual presentation to the UH Board of Regents research and innovation committee. Simons also shared his personal story—how he first became fascinated by astronomy and how it brought him to Hawaiʻi more than three ...read more
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    Monday, February 07, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI`I (February 5, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 is pleased to announce it is a Kūkulu Ola Program award recipient.  The funding will assist La`i`ōpua 2020 in establishing its “Ola ka Lāhui” program where island historians, kūpuna, story tellers and artisans will share their mana‘o with residents and visitors interested in a deeper connection to Hawai`i’s history, arts, and traditions.  These ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, February 07, 2022
    Underwater Cleanups are a Vital Part of Ocean Conservation What types of debris do you see in the water when your diving? Here in Hawaii, the way the ocean currents flow, most ghost gear collects in the Pacific garbage patch, but some spins out and washes ashore. We also find fishing equipment such as nets floating at sea, and regularly we find recreational fishing lines and toxic lead weights ...read more
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