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First ever Waikiki May Day Mele on the beach

First ever Waikiki May Day Mele on the beach

Visitors and residents will have the opportunity to experience Lei Day at the inaugural May Day event happening in Waikīkī on Thursday, May 1 at 3-5 p.m. The free event includes a concert by Hawaiian music trio, Nā Leo Pilimehana and will be broadcasted live on the radio on Hawaiian 105.1 KINE.

“The May Day event we envision and are working on is going to perpetuate an understanding and appreciation of the Hawaiian culture and the history of Waikīkī for generations to come,” said John Aeto, president of The Kālaimoku Group, the firm hired by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority to organize and promote the event.

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Hawaiian Springs Water Expands into Albertsons Markets in California and the Southwest

Hawaiian Springs Water Expands into Albertsons Markets in California and the Southwest

Hawaii-based Hawaiian Springs, LLC, a premium natural bottled water brand, is now available to shoppers in the West and Southwest U.S. at Albertsons Markets. Albertsons is known for its high quality selection and superb attention to customers and has added Hawaiian Springs Natural Artesian water at 295 stores in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona and West Texas.

Hawaiian Springs is now distributed in more than 4000 stores beyond the shores of its home in Hawaii, as well as in grocery stores in Canada and Asia.

“Albertsons has a long tradition of offering fresh, high quality products to customers since 1939 and the world-class water from the Big Island of Hawaii is a natural fit,” says Tom Van Dixhorn, Hawaiian Springs President. “Their discerning customers will be able to indulge in the sweet, clean taste of Hawaiian Springs’ water and the naturally alkaline 7.7 pH.” 

Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Celebrates Stylish Grand Opening

Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Celebrates Stylish Grand Opening

Fireworks and fanfare painted a colorful grand opening at Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa on April 16, with the seamless integration of Hawaiian and Mauritian cultures making this celebration a true milestone in Outrigger’s 66-year history.

The Republic of Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean, located 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa is the company’s 46th property now open or under development in a total of eight countries. The festive celebration was a capstone to a nine-month, multi-million dollar renovation of the 181 all sea-view room beachfront resort.

McDonald’s supports 27,000 students in this year’s career and technical education program

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is proudly supporting this year’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with a title sponsorship. Each year approximately 27,000 public high school students are enrolled in CTE and its challenging curriculum. Students may enter this rigorous program as ninth or tenth graders and focus on one of six career pathways for one to four years in addition to their academic requirements. Designed to integrate knowledge and technical skills in the resolution of real-world problems, the CTE program includes many initiatives connecting learning to industry and business. One of these is the Performance-Based Assessments (PBA).

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Honolulu Property Management Rolls Out New Tenant Portal

Honolulu Property Management Rolls Out New Tenant Portal

Honolulu Property Management (HPM), Hawaii’s newest and fastest-growing property management firm and a wholly owned subsidiary of HHL Holdings, today announced that it has successfully rolled out its new tenant portal, which gives tenants 24/7 access to everything they need. This portal accepts credit card payments, so in addition to electronic funds transfer and mailing a check the old-fashioned way, tenants can pay their rent online. HPM will soon offer 24-hour dispatch via a centralized portal for repairs and emergencies as well.

“We had a very good response within this first week of the portal being up; we had 31 tenants log on, six paid their rent via credit card and 25 paid by e-check, electronic transfer, or EFT,” says HPM President PJ Moore. “We are excited that this is the start of something great.”

Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii Welcomes Jerry Pupillo as New General Manager

Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii Welcomes Jerry Pupillo as New General Manager

Hawaii’s “Best of Honolulu” family attraction and #1 season pass venue, Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii, today announced Jerry Pupillo is the park’s new general manager.  In his role, Pupillo will oversee strategic planning, development and implementation, sales, marketing and promotions. Pupillo is no stranger to the water park, as he was the very first employee of Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park at its inception, and the President/General Manager for ten years.

“It’s great to be back to a park we started with the local and visitor community nearly 15 years ago,” said Pupillo. “Premier Attractions, the current management company, are leaders in the waterpark and amusement industry. We have exciting plans for the future.”

La Pietra presents “Up the Down Staircase”

La Pietra presents “Up the Down Staircase”

La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls presents “Up The Down Staircase” written by Bel Kaufman on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 at 7 pm in the Barbie Gymnasium on the La Pietra campus.

Set in an inner city high school, “Up The Down Staircase” is the story of a novice teacher who is faced with unruly students and an administration that dampens the teacher's spirits. The teacher slowly gains the students' respect as she attempts to make a difference in their lives. The production, directed by Annie Renick, consists of 22 La Pietra students’ grades 7 through 12.

Tickets are $5 for students with identification and $7 for general seating. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, call 808-922-2744.