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Local I'a

A local organization is on a mission to connect people with the story of their seafood. The organization called Local I‘a uses a subscription service to provide consumers and chefs with fresh, local boat-to-plate fish. HPR reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

Flickr / mmmavocado
Flickr / mmmavocado

Big brand names from the mainland are familiar in Hawai‘i—from McDonald's to Wal-Mart. But many of them also localize some of their operations in ways that stretch from business to business commerce to charitable giving. We get more from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier.

Kyle Wright, courtesy of PAʻI Foundation.
Kyle Wright, courtesy of PAʻI Foundation.

The Hawaiian word, maoli, means native, or genuine. When Maoli Arts Month started in 2006, its founders focused on three aspects of the vision: a gallery show of Native Hawaiian fine arts, a high fashion wearable art show, and an arts market that could fuel a boom in maoli art production. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports that eleven years later, opportunities have built capability in the community.

A Taste of Aloha in the Big Apple

Nov 2, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Hawaiian food is having its moment on the mainland. And it’s not all poke shops. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on how one New York restaurant is elevating island favorites.

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

   Summertime puts a different focus on food, with holidays, picnics, and family gatherings.  In time for all-American July 4th parties, the James Beard Foundation has a new book of recipes from favorite local restaurants across the U.S.  While it’s fun to acknowledge regional tastes, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa discovered, Hawai’i’s “local food” may be ripe for redefinition.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

  

  Shopping is more than necessity or recreation for Americans, the global economy relies on American consumption and this is the height of the season.  Locally, retail accounts for 25% of Hawai‘i’s workforce and is the largest contributor to the state’s excise tax revenue. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports Honolulu shoppers have some new options this year in the ‘Ewa wing of Ala Moana Center.

Bees with Altitude Check In at the Hyatt

Sep 2, 2014
Hyatt Regency Waikiki
Hyatt Regency Waikiki

New guests at a Waikīkī hotel are creating some buzz. 80,000 honey bees have taken up residence at the beachfront resort. HPR’s Molly Solomon paid a visit to the rooftop colony and has this report.

Strengthening Cultural Ties: TFA Thinks Local Part II

Sep 10, 2013
Flickr / Shannon DeCourcey
Flickr / Shannon DeCourcey

  

Teach For America has been on the island since 2006. The national organization faces challenges unique to the islands. In the conclusion of her two-part series, HPR’s Molly Solomon explores how the program has changed in recent years…by making better use of some local resources.

Flickr / vipnyc
Flickr / vipnyc

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than half of Hawaii is currently in a state of drought. One area that’s feeling the heat is the local beef industry. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with a rancher on Maui and has this report.

Sprouting Hawaii's Next Crop of Local Producers

Aug 7, 2013
Flickr / jenniedo
Flickr / jenniedo

The term buy local takes on a special significance here in Hawaii. Living on an island, we rely heavily on imports, shipping in nearly 90% of our food. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, an upcoming event is bringing together local farmers and producers...with the hopes of getting more Hawaii products on our shelves.

SPROUT Hawaii takes place Saturday, August 10 from 8 am - 6:30 pm at the Kapiolani Community College. The event is free and you can register online.

GreenWheel Food Hub
GreenWheel Food Hub

This weekend, members of the community are getting together to highlight the art of pickling. The four day event will feature a series of workshops and tastings focused around the idea of local food preservation. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

The Green Goods shoppe will be open at the R&D gallery space at 687 Auahi Street in Kaka'ako.
18th: Thurs  4 - 7 p.m
19th: Fri - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
20th: Sat - 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
21st: Sun - 9:30 a.m. - Noon

Tourism Trends Show Japanese Seeking Out Local Culture

Apr 25, 2013
Flickr / chibirashka
Flickr / chibirashka

March turned out to be another month of growth for tourism in the state. The Hawaii Tourism Authority says overall visitor arrivals were up 7.6% compared to a year earlier, while visitor spending was up 7.8%. The number of tourists coming from Japan was also up—by a little more than four percent. And a growing trend for those Japanese visitors is a movement beyond Waikiki---searching for a more local experience. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

Students Learn Importance of Local Farms

Nov 9, 2012
Dan Nakasone
Dan Nakasone

Leeward Community College is hosting a very special dinner tonight, “Earth to Plate.” All dishes are created by student chefs and highlight local ingredients from local farms. The benefit dinner is part of the Culinary Arts Program.    “Earth to Plate” serves up a five-course dinner tonight at The Pearl at Leeward Community College. For more information on tonight’s event, call 455-0298.