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September 21, 2020

Final phase underway to transform Kahalu‘u Ma Kai into world-class educational site

Kamehameha Schools is in the final construction phase for the transformation of Kahalu‘u Ma Kai into a 22-acre world-class educational and cultural gathering place. See story »

June 30, 2020

KS, Ulupono invest $50,000 in local ag and food system innovators through MahiX challenge

Winners of the MahiX open innovation challenge included a tool to fight agricultural theft and the expansion of a smartphone app to support farm tours on Hawaiʻi island. See story »

February 10, 2020

Mana ‘Ōlena wins Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan competition

The East Hawai‘i farmer receives $10,000, five-year land agreement and business support to cultivate ‘ōlena, or turmeric. See story »

February 3, 2020

Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program connects college students with career opportunities

Light streams down through a small window onto the face of Cody Pacheco KSH’17, a Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program (KOIP) participant working at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center situated within an expansive forest on Hawai‘i Island. See story »

January 29, 2020

Hawaiian Homes Commission approves purchase of KS real estate in Mōʻiliʻili

The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) approved the purchase of approximately an acre of real estate in Mōʻiliʻili from Kamehameha Schools on Tuesday. There are currently two vacant apartment buildings with 31 units on the three parcels between Isenberg and Coolidge Streets See story »

September 10, 2019

KS ‘āina at Kawailoa home to largest renewable energy operation in state

Kamehameha Schools lands on O‘ahu’s North Shore are now home to the largest renewable energy operation in Hawai‘i with the completion of Kawailoa Solar. See story »

August 12, 2019

KS, The Kohala Center honor farming on Hawai’i Island with Mahi‘ai a Ola

Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan contest, scholarships and innovative MahiX component are announced this week. See story »

July 29, 2019

KS fosters stewardship agreements focusing on koa, ʻiliahi forests

Agreements with Paniolo Tonewoods, LLC, and Hāloa ‘Āina create innovative stewardship approach to conservation in West Hawai‘i. See story »

July 12, 2019

PBS “Insights” discussion focuses on indigenous agriculture as sustainable model

Our kūpuna engaged in indigenous agricultural practices for generations to support their sustainable lifestyle, and we can look to their cultural traditions and ‘ike to find solutions to meet today’s global challenges related to food production and climate change. See story »

March 8, 2019

Two ways to help grow Hawai‘i’s farm-to-school movement

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with several community organizations to help Hawaiʻi’s farm-to-school movement gain momentum. See story »

March 6, 2019

KS ‘āina stewardship highlighted at Ka Huina

Blending tradition with innovation will be the focus of discussion from the perspectives of community, culture, tourism and sustainability as part of Ka Huina – an “intersection” or “nexus” – on Thursday at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. See story »

February 27, 2019

Indigenous agriculture has strong potential to contribute to food needs under climate change

The State of Hawaiʻi, like many municipalities across the globe, aims to increase its food self-sufficiency, with a target of 30 percent of its food produced locally by 2020. Increasing temperatures and changes in precipitation are already occurring locally and globally, and plans to meet food self-sufficiency goals must consider how climate change will affect agricultural viability. See story »

February 22, 2019

KS receives Business Leader Award for protecting Hawaiʻi from invasive species

Kamehameha Schools recently received the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council Business Leader Award for its fight against invasive species – specifically the coconut rhinoceros beetle. The award was presented at the Hawai‘i State Capitol on February 15. See story »

February 4, 2019

Earl Kawa‘a to be honored as Living Treasure of Hawai‘i

Earl Kawa‘a, a Hawaiian resource specialist at Kamehameha Schools who is recognized throughout the local community as an educator, peacemaker and kanaka leader, will be acknowledged as part of the Living Treasures of Hawai‘i program. See story »

January 29, 2019

“Drone Day” at Capitol features KS’ innovative flight program

Representatives from Kamehameha Schools presented reasoning behind and results of its industry-leading Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, commonly known as drones) Program at the first-ever “Drone Day” held Thursday, Jan. 24, at the State Capitol in Honolulu. See story »

November 9, 2018

De La Mesa Farms wins Mahiʻai Scale-Up agricultural plan contest

De La Mesa Farms is the winner of the 2018 Mahiʻai Scale-Up, an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to increasing local food production to create a sustainable Hawai‘i. See story »

October 15, 2018

KS opens search for operator to harvest portion of Hāmākua Forest

KS is issuing a request-for-proposals in the search for an operator to harvest a portion of the 10,000 acres of forest on the Hāmākua Coast of Hawai‘i island. The new operator will be responsible for harvesting 3,000 acres of eucalyptus in Hilo, Pa‘auilo ma kai and near the rim of Waipi‘o Valley. See story »

June 22, 2018

KS / State DLNR / U.S. Fish & Wildlife pact to protect 32 endangered species on HI island

The historic agreement covers 32,207 acres of land owned by Kamehameha Schools across Keauhou and Kīlauea forest lands on the southeastern slopes of Mauna Loa. See story »

April 9, 2018

Kawaialoa heiau is site for multi-cultural exchange

Members of I Nui Ke Aho, a North Shore-based non-profit, recently exchanged cultural knowledge with navigators from Rapa Nui at Kahōkūwelowelo, a heiau on Kamehameha Schools ‘āina in Kawailoa. See story »

February 27, 2018

First Nations’ Futures Program fosters ‘ōiwi leadership

KS collaborates with Neil Hannahs' Ho‘okele Strategies to perpetuate the program aimed at cultivating kānaka leaders with a strong sense of kuleana for the natural and cultural resources in Hawai‘i and around the globe. See story »



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