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ʻŌiwi TV
ʻŌiwi TV

Crews for the Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia are preparing for another voyage – this time around the state.

Momentum is building following Hōkūleʻa’s Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. On Saturday, tens of thousands of people turned out to welcome the canoe home from its three year around the world voyage. And that includes some who took part in that journey. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi spoke with one family whose life was changed by their experiences with Hōkūleʻa.

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Two hundred forty five crewmembers participated onboard the Hōkūle‘a in the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, but many thousands more participated from land, following the voyage online.  Case in point, Vince Farrant, a recent Kamehameha School graduate, who followed the canoe’s progress and met many crewmembers through a Celestial Navigation class at Kamehameha  School.  In HPR's Noe Tanigawa's  interview, he reflects on the significance of this voyage for new generations. 

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Apprentice navigator Jenna Ishii has sailed many legs of the Hokulea’s voyages, to the Galapagos, to Australia, Nova Scotia to New York, many more.  As Education Coordinator, she’s also helped arrange the amazing connections between groups and individuals that have happened at each landfall.  In this extended conversation with Noe Tanigawa, Jenna explains the space flight origins of the Worldwide Voyage idea, she explains how many of the navigational observations are made, and talks about daily life onboard.

Voyaging Canoe Hokulea Back in the U.S.

Mar 28, 2016
Oiwi TV / Maui Tauotaha
Oiwi TV / Maui Tauotaha

It’s been almost two years since Hōkūle‘a first departed on her voyage around the world. Now, for the first time since, the traditional canoe is back in America. Hōkūle‘a sailed into Florida, and will continue up the East Coast of the mainland. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with crew member Kawika Crivello as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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Hokulea Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Mar 4, 2015
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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.

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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