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April 3, 2024

Celebrate Native Hawaiian Plant Month across ʻĀina Pauahi

Join us in celebrating Native Hawaiian Plant Month by immersing yourself in lāʻau Hawaiʻi at events across ʻĀina Pauahi!

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Feb. 26, 2024

Social Spark program inspires Kapālama haumāna to be pono content creators

KS Kapālama students join the Social Spark fellowship program to become authentic and positive digital creators while promoting community engagement.

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Feb. 7, 2024

KS in the news: February 2024 edition

Whether it's on the putting green or in the State Capitol, our expansive KS ʻohana is making headlines across the pae ʻāina.

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Dec. 12, 2023

Mahi‘ai Match-Up awards $40,000 to indigenous crop entrepreneurs

‘Ulu Mana, Piko Provisions and Ho‘oulu Punalu‘u showcased their cultivation of canoe plants in this year’s competition.

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Dec. 6, 2023

KS in the news: December 2023 edition

From volleyball courts to European halls, Kamehameha Schools haumāna carry our values wherever they go.

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Sept. 12, 2023

Social Spark program helps build next generation of ‘ōiwi digital creators

Five Kamehameha Schools haumāna embarked on a transformative journey through the inaugural Social Spark fellowship program. Designed to bridge a connection between the classroom and the spirit of ʻĀina Pauahi, this program nurtured young minds in a controlled and safe setting for social media, digital content development, and entrepreneurship.

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July 6, 2023

Kamehameha Schools expands ʻāina stewardship with acquisitions on Maui that include Kaupō Ranch lands

Kamehameha Schools has recently made two land acquisitions in southeastern and north Maui, adding more than 5,500 acres to its ʻāina portfolio.

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April 25, 2023

ʻO Kahaluʻu Kahi o nā Hālau Lololo Kahaluʻu, a place of intelligence

Righting the mistakes of the past, an intimate gathering of lineal descendants from the ahupuaʻa of Kahaluʻu Ma Kai on Hawaiʻi Island greeted the sun for a new day – a new promise. The recent piko ceremony held on Piko Wakea, the spring equinox – a time of transition and focusing on things to put back in balance – helped them to heal, find closure to what once was their home, and to celebrate a new way forward.

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April 19, 2023

Kamehameha Schools continues collaboration tradition with Yale University through Kapālama Kai design project

The Kamehameha Schools (KS) Commercial Real Estate and Ho‘okahua Cultural Vibrancy groups recently hosted 15 graduate students and three professors from Yale School of Architecture to kick off a new collaboration between the two educational institutions.

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Dec. 6, 2022

Hilarie Alomar named KS director of Planning and Development

Alomar will use her sense of Hawaiian culture and expertise in land use, entitlements, infrastructure, and community outreach to guide planning for KS’ Hawai‘i real estate portfolio.

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May 23, 2022

Resilient partners create resilient communities

Long-time Kamehameha Schools tenant Sumida Farm is the recipient of the 2022 SmallBiz Editor’s Choice Award in Agriculture from Hawaii Business magazine. The farm has been part of the fabric of the ʻAiea community for nearly 100 years.

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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.

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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.

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Jan. 4, 2022

Kamehameha Schools acquires Kahuku Ranch in Ka‘ū

The 656-acre property provides KS with a greater strategic presence in the southern tip of Hawai‘i island.

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Nov. 2, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Pauahi’s Will and the Boys School

In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate the 138-year anniversary of Pauahi signing her will which established Kamehameha Schools, and the 134-year anniversary of the opening of the first campus.

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