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July 26, 2022

Kūkahekahe – Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea 2022

July 31 marks the first national holiday of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (sovereignty restoration day). Hear about this important holiday from community organizer Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong KSK’90. See story »

June 15, 2022

Honolulu Night Market Returns to Our Kaka‘ako June 25

Trendy fashion shows. Ono-licious food trucks. Live music performances. As far as block parties go, Honolulu Night Market is one of the biggest and arguably coolest events in town! See story »

June 15, 2022

Naeʻole-Wong testifies at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs field hearing

KS Hawaiʻi Po‘o Kula Kāhealani Nae‘ole-Wong was among the KS alumni who testified at a recent Senate Committee on Indian Affairs field hearing held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. See story »

June 6, 2022

Pe‘a is pāʻū queen of King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade

In this Kūkahekahe, we converse with KS Cultural Specialist Kēhau Peʻa, who is honored to be riding in this year’s parade as the pāʻū queen. This year’s parade theme is “E ola ka inoa ʻo Kamehameha,” Long live the name of Kamehameha. See story »

May 2, 2022

KS blessing marks official start of Punalu‘u Stream Restoration Project

Designed to restore the natural valley floodplain and mitigate flooding, the restoration work is expected to begin in May and then take 18 months to 24 months to complete. See story »

April 25, 2022

Three food system businesses win KS’ Mahi‘ai Match-Up competition

KS and its partners awarded agricultural and commercial agreements, in addition to $50,000 total in prizes to the winning Native Hawaiian-owned businesses, which include Waiāhole Poi Factory, Kanekoa Farm and ʻAwa Bird. See story »

April 20, 2022

KS/Our Kaka‘ako host entrepreneur webinar featuring KS alumni

Get inspired by ʻōiwi business leaders and social entrepreneurs in a free virtual workshop via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27. See story »

April 13, 2022

Five food system businesses advance to finals of Mahiʻai Match-Up

Growers, restauranteurs, and food producers compete in business plan competition aimed strengthening Hawai‘i’s agriculture industry and food systems for future generations. See story »

April 4, 2022

Fore! KS Hawai‘i Golf Team helps reopen Volcano Golf Course

Hawai‘i Island’s first and oldest golf course is now open for play. Kama‘āina rates for a walking round of golf are $36 on weekdays and $40 on weekends. See story »

March 14, 2022

Virtual events to honor legacy of Kauikeaouli

The 21st Annual Tribute to Kamehameha III – A Birthday Celebration for Ka Lani Kauikeaouli – kicks off Friday, March 18 with a panel discussion in ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi, followed by a free ‘aha mele on Saturday, March 19. See story »

February 23, 2022

KS blesses new Kikiwelawela Preschool in He‘eia

Nestled on the grounds of St. Ann Church in He‘eia, Kikiwelawela Preschool features two classrooms and will serve up to 40 kamaliʻi beginning in March. See story »

January 18, 2022

KS delivers 10,000 KeikiDesks to public school haumāna

The desks will allow students to create comfortable learning spaces of their own at home. See story »

January 11, 2022

KS leaders share ‘ike at Native Hawaiian Convention

KS leaders Jack Wong, Kā‘eo Duarte Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona were among the speakers at the CNHA convention. See story »

October 27, 2021

KS retail centers sponsor spooktacular Halloween happenings

Halloween happenings including costume contests, trick-or-treat stops and photo ops! Parents, keiki and pets are welcome. See story »

October 6, 2021

Applying to Kamehameha Schools just got easier

The new ʻOhana Portal provides families up-to-date information on the status of their applications for K-12 campus programs, preschools and a summer learning opportunities. See story »

September 16, 2021

Concert stream celebrates legacy of Kauikeaouli, sights and sounds of Moku o Keawe

Gather with ‘ohana and friends in the comfort of your home, Saturday, Sept. 18, from 6-8 p.m. for the streaming of the 20th Annual Tribute to Kamehameha III – A Birthday Celebration for Ka Lani Kauikeaouli. The free broadcast highlights the sights and sounds Moku o Keawe and is available at See story »

September 1, 2021

Virtual Hawaiian History Month Celebrates Queen Lili‘uokalani

KS and the Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition are proud to present Hawaiian History Month, celebrating Queen Liliʻuokalani's 183rd birthday with virtual events throughout September. See story »

August 10, 2021

Free virtual concert celebrates the legacy of Kamehameha III

After a year hiatus, the Kauikeaouli Festival is back, this time with a virtual twist. Gather with ‘ohana and friends in the comfort of your home, Saturday, Aug. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. for a virtual ‘aha mele (concert) featuring the sights and sounds of Moku o Keawe. See story »

July 19, 2021

Pauahi Foundation receives $1 million in scholarship funding from Alaka‘ina Foundation

The endowment gift will fund at least 10 post-high scholarships for Native Hawaiian haumāna. The Alaka‘ina Foundation also made donations to Ho‘okua‘āina and Ka Papa Lo‘i O Kānewai, which are also dedicated to cultivating Native Hawaiian leaders. See story »

July 12, 2021

KS creates digital connections for Hawaiian language learners

A new KS community collaboration is connecting public school students with free computers, starting with haumāna at Ke Kula Kaiapuni ʻo Ānuenue Hawaiian language immersion school. See story »

June 22, 2021

Ka mana o ka lā: Sun power

In this Kūkahekahe article, KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK ‘80 celebrates lā, the sun, and the upcoming summer. See story »

May 19, 2021

Hawaiian Kine Trading Co. wins KS’ Mahi‘ai Scale-up competition

Kamehameha Schools and its partners awarded a total of $135,000 to six local farms and businesses as part of its Mahi‘ai Scale-up business plan competition focused on strengthening Hawai‘i’s food systems. See story »

May 13, 2021

Six growers and gatherers advance to the finals of Mahi‘ai Scale-up competition

From a lo‘i in Waipi‘o Valley to a commercial processing facility in Kaka‘ako, Kamehameha Schools’ Mahi‘ai Scale-up business plan competition finalists come from all sectors of Hawai‘i’s growing local food system. See story »

April 22, 2021

A mushroom grower, a juice maker and more: Meet this year’s Mahi‘ai Scale-up competitors

All entrants in the 2021 competition will receive free business training and support through KS partnerships with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and The Kohala Center (TKC). See story »

April 7, 2021

KS, Kaunamano Farm donate $10,000 to ‘Iolani Palace as part of ‘Eating with Impact’ fund-raiser

The gift will help support the operation of the historic landmark severely impacted by the downturn of tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »


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