Hokule’a: Voyage of Aloha

En Route to Brazil, Hokulea Departs St. Helena

Jan 18, 2016
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson

After a five-day stop on the island of St. Helena, the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a is back on the water. The crew is continuing its journey across the Atlantic to Brazil. Hōkūle‘a navigator Kaleo Wong checked in with HPR’s Molly Solomon as part of our ongoing coverage Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Hokulea plans to sight Ascension Island before reaching Natal, Brazil next month.

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Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a is on its way to South America, its longest leg yet. The crew recently left the coast of Africa and began sailing across the Atlantic Ocean towards Brazil. HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with navigator Kaleo Wong as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a Voyage of Aloha.

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Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson

This week Hōkūle‘a sets sail for Brazil. The 4,200 nautical mile journey is the longest leg yet and will be the first time the voyaging canoe travels across the Atlantic Ocean. HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with Hōkūle‘a navigator Kaleo Wong as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a Voyage of Aloha.

Weather permitting, Hōkūle‘a is expected to arrive in Brazil at the end of January.

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Hokulea Readies Canoe for Upcoming Sail to Brazil

Dec 7, 2015
Oiwi TV / Bryson Hoe
Oiwi TV / Bryson Hoe

Halfway around the world, Hōkūle‘a crew members are making preparations to depart Cape Town, South Africa. The voyaging canoe is currently in dry dock, where repairs are being made before it sets off on its next leg. We caught up with Hokulea captain Kālepa Baybayan as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a Voyage of Aloha.

The next destination for Hōkūle‘a is Brazil. The new crew plans to depart South Africa in two weeks.

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Hōkūle‘a Crew
Hōkūle‘a Crew

The Hōkūle‘a is currently in Cape Town, South Africa–passing the halfway mark on its journey around the world.  For the crew, the sail around the tip of South Africa was considered the most dangerous leg of the journey.  Upon arriving in Cape Town- A Hawai‘i  delegation of crew, educators, students and families meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu for a series of humanitarian events.  We checked in with Nā‘ālehu Anthony as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha. 

Oiwi TV / Sam Kapoi
Oiwi TV / Sam Kapoi

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a is continuing to make its way down the coast of South Africa. The canoe is currently waiting for good weather in the port of Mossel Bay. We checked in with Hōkūle‘a captain Nainoa Thompson as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.    

Hōkūle‘a plans to sail around Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, before reaching Cape Town, South Africa in mid-November.

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Africa-Bound: Hokulea Departs Mauritius

Oct 12, 2015
Oiwi TV / Sam Kapoi
Oiwi TV / Sam Kapoi

After weeks of preparation, Hōkūle‘a has set sail for South Africa.  We checked in with Hōkūle‘a captain Nainoa Thompson as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.    

Depending on weather, Hōkūle‘a will make a stop in Madagascar before crossing the Mozambique Channel to Cape Town, South Africa.

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Oiwi TV / Nā‘ālehu Anthony
Oiwi TV / Nā‘ālehu Anthony

After nearly two weeks at sea, Hōkūle‘a has sighted land. The voyaging canoe spotted Rodrigues Island while sailing its longest leg yet across the Indian Ocean. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with crew member Nā‘ālehu Anthony as part of our ongoing series…Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Hokulea Faces Challenging Weather on Sail to Mauritius

Aug 31, 2015
Oiwi TV / Nā‘ālehu Anthony
Oiwi TV / Nā‘ālehu Anthony

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a has departed Cocos Keeling Islands. It’s now on a non-stop sail across the Indian Ocean to the island of Mauritius, just East of Madagascar.  HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with the crew before they left, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Hōkūle‘a expects to reach Mauritius in the next 20 days, weather permitting.

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Hokulea Embarks On Sail Across Indian Ocean

Aug 17, 2015
Oiwi TV / Naalehu Anthony
Oiwi TV / Naalehu Anthony

Hōkūle‘a continues to sail around the world and has just embarked on its longest journey yet. Over the weekend, the voyaging canoe left Bali, Indonesia and will sail across the Indian Ocean to reach the island of Mauritius, a nearly 4,000 mile trip. We checked in with captain Bruce Blankenfeld as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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Hokulea Arrives Safely in Bali, Indonesia

Aug 3, 2015
Oiwi TV / Bryson Hoe
Oiwi TV / Bryson Hoe

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a has arrived safely in Bali, Indonesia. This trip marks the first time the canoe has sailed in the Indian Ocean, but as Hōkūle‘a captain Nainoa Thompson explains, this trip is in many ways a journey home.

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Hokulea Enters Indian Ocean on Voyage to Bali

Jul 20, 2015
Oiwi TV
Oiwi TV

A new Hōkūle‘a crew recently left Darwin, Australia, entering the Indian Ocean for the first time. The voyaging canoe is now on its way to Bali, Indonesia. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with apprentice navigator Jenna Ishii as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Hokulea is expected to reach Bali in early August.

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Voyaging Canoe Hokule’a On The Move Towards Darwin

Jul 6, 2015
Oiwi TV / ‘Āina Paikai
Oiwi TV / ‘Āina Paikai

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a is sailing through the Gulf of Carpentaria on the northern coast of Australia. They’re heading towards the city of Darwin and are stopping at island communities along the way. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with Hōkūle‘a crew member Hye Jung Kim, as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

A new crew will take over, once Hōkūle‘a reaches Darwin. Next up on the sail plan is Bali, Indonesia.

Hokulea Makes a Splash at Great Barrier Reef

Jun 22, 2015
Flickr / Tchami
Flickr / Tchami

Hōkūle‘a crew members are taking their voyage underwater. The traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe continues to sail up the eastern coast of Australia and recently spent a week diving in the Great Barrier Reef. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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Homeward Bound: Hikianalia Sails Back to Hawaii

Jun 8, 2015
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson

As Hōkūle‘a continues to sail around Australia, her sister canoe Hikianalia is on her way back home. The voyaging canoe is heading north to Hawai‘i where she’ll spend the next year traveling around the islands. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with apprentice navigator Austin Kino as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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Aloha Sydney: Hokulea Arrives in Australia

May 25, 2015
Polynesian Voyaging Society
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a  has arrived in Sydney, Australia. They were welcomed into Sydney Harbor after nearly two weeks at sea, sailing from New Zealand. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with crew member Kawika Crivello, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a, Voyage of Aloha.

Hōkūle‘a continues its journey around the world and is currently sailing to Brisbane, Australia.

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Polynesian Voyaging Society
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Hawai‘i teachers and education officials are back from a trip in New Zealand. They were there alongside the voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia for the first ever Mālama Honua Education Summit. The focus of the trip was how to incorporate innovation and indigenous knowledge into the classroom. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Hōkūle‘a will remain in New Zealand for the next few weeks, before departing for Australia.

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Celebrating the Sounds and Songs of Hokulea

Mar 16, 2015
Oiwi TV / Justyn Ah Chong
Oiwi TV / Justyn Ah Chong

Hōkūle‘a has returned to the ocean, as it celebrates 40 years of sailing. Over the decades, artists and musicians have been inspired by the traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe. As part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha, HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with master navigator Bruce Blankenfeld to share songs of Hōkūle‘a.

Hōkūle‘a will stay in Auckland, New Zealand for the next month, before she departs for Australia in April, leaving the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Hokulea Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Mar 4, 2015
Polynesian Voyaging Society
Polynesian Voyaging Society

This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a from Kāne‘ohe Bay. And while the canoe is currently in dry dock as it prepares for its next journey to Australia, crew members are planning a series of educational events throughout the week. HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with education specialist and apprentice navigator Linda Furuto, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

The following events celebrate Hōkūle‘a's 40th Anniversary:

March 16, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hōkūle‘a Provides Dockside Education

Feb 17, 2015
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson

The voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a sailed back to Auckland this weekend.  It’s where she’ll remain for the next few months until she departs for Australia in April. The crew’s focus now shifts to education, a vital part of the Malama Honua voyage around the world. HPR's Molly Solomon spoke with Manuwai Peters from the state's Department of Education about an upcoming opportunity for dozens of Hawaii teachers.

Hokulea Heads Farther South

Jan 19, 2015
Oiwi TV / Aina Paikai
Oiwi TV / Aina Paikai

Hōkūle‘a continues its sail around the world. She’s currently spending time in Wellington, New Zealand, the farthest south the voyaging canoe has ever gone. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with Hōkūle‘a crew member and ‘Ōiwi TV photographer Aina Paikai, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Later this week, Hōkūle‘a will sail through the Cook Straight to South Island. They’ll remain in New Zealand until April, when they plan to sail to Australia.

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Voyaging Canoes Sail into 2015

Jan 5, 2015
Oiwi TV / Kaipo Kīʻaha
Oiwi TV / Kaipo Kīʻaha

As we sail into the New Year, crew members from the voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia consider lessons they’ve learned over the past year at sea. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with one of them as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

A Very Hokulea Christmas

Dec 22, 2014
Oiwi TV / Kaipo Kīʻaha
Oiwi TV / Kaipo Kīʻaha

Crew members from Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia are taking a break from voyaging this week to enjoy the holidays. Over the past six months, the two canoes have traveled across the pacific, visiting ports in Samoa, Tahiti and now New Zealand. And they haven’t come empty-handed. At each port, they’ve given gifts to the different communities that have hosted them. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with crew member Pōmai Bertelmann, as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Voyaging Canoes Arrive in Auckland

Dec 10, 2014
Oiwi TV / Kaipo Kīʻaha

The voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia have arrived in Auckland, New Zealand. They were joined by a fleet of six traditional Pacific canoes at an opening ceremony, as they entered Auckland’s Okahu Bay. As part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha, HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with Hikianalia crew member Dennis Chun.

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Voyaging Canoes Visit Local Schools in Aotearoa

Nov 24, 2014
Todd Yamashita / Polynesian Voyaging Society
Todd Yamashita / Polynesian Voyaging Society

It’s been five months since the voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia began their sail around the world. The two canoes are making their way through Aotearoa, or New Zealand, where they’ll stay for the next six months. We checked in with Punahou middle school teacher and Hōkūle‘a education specialist, Kaniela Lyman-Mersereau, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

The extended stay means crew members will continue to participate in educational outreach while also making repairs to the canoes.

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Hokulea En Route to New Zealand

Nov 9, 2014
Oiwi TV / Justyn Ah Chong
Oiwi TV / Justyn Ah Chong

And now an update from Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The sister canoes are on their way to the last stop of this leg of their journey around the world…New Zealand, or Aotearoa. HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with Ka‘iulani Murphy, a learning navigator on board Hōkūle‘a, as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

The 1,500 nautical mile trip across the Pacific marks the first time Hōkūle‘a has returned to New Zealand since 1985. Following a welcoming ceremony in Aotearoa, the next crew will continue on to Auckland.

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Tonga Welcomes Hawaiian Voyaging Canoes

Oct 26, 2014
Oiwi TV / Nā‘ālehu Anthony
Oiwi TV / Nā‘ālehu Anthony

And now an update from voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The sister canoes are continuing to sail through Tonga and arrived in Nukuʻalofa, where they were welcomed ashore by local government officials and community members. We checked in with Hōkūle‘a navigator Ka‘iulani Murphy, as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.  

Hokulea, Hikianalia Heading Back to Pago Pago

Sep 22, 2014
Oiwi TV / Sam Kapoi
Oiwi TV / Sam Kapoi

The voyaging canoes Hōkūlea and Hikianalia are wrapping up their time in Samoa. The crew departed from Swains Island last week and are on their way to Pago Pago in American Samoa. ‘Ōiwi TV editor and Hikianalia crewmember Maui Tauotaha gave us an update as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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Hokulea, Hikianalia Arrive Safely in Apia, Samoa

Sep 1, 2014
Hōkūleʻa Image ® Polynesian Voyaging Society. Credit Oiwi TV
Hōkūleʻa Image ® Polynesian Voyaging Society. Credit Oiwi TV

There’s a new crew aboard the Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The two voyaging canoes  arrived in Apia, Samoa where they’ll attend the United Nations Small Island Developing States — or SIDS— conference. HPR’s Molly Solomon got an update from Oiwi TV co-founder and Hōkūle‘a crew member Nā‘ālehu Anthony … as part of our ongoing coverage, “Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.”

Over the next five weeks, Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia will continue on the third leg of their worldwide voyage…traveling to the Phoenix Islands and then back to Samoa. 

Voyaging Canoes Sail Through Cook Islands

Aug 17, 2014
Oiwi TV / Scott Kanda
Oiwi TV / Scott Kanda

And now and update from voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The sister canoes left the island of Aitutaki last week and are making their way through the Cook Islands. Originally the crew had hoped to visit the sanctuary island of Surrarow. But bad weather and rough winds prompted them to change their sail plan. Kālā Baybayan is a crew member aboard Hikianalia.  

The two canoes are now heading towards Palmerston Island, in what will be the longest sail for this second leg of their worldwide voyage, Malama Honua.

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