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HAWAII GAS PRESENTS DISCOVER KUALOA MAKAUA EXPLORATION WALK AND SCAVENGER HUNT BRINGS “DA MENEHUNE” CHARACTERS TO LIFE

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Storybook characters from Little Kahuna and Da Menehune come to life at Discover Kualoa on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Ahupua‘a Ka‘a‘awa in Kualoa Ranch. Attendees are welcome to take a self-guided tour along the greenery of the beautiful valley via the Makaua Exploration Walk and meet some of the characters from the popular children’s book.

The Makaua Exploration Walk is a leisurely walk and scavenger hunt that will be set up for guests to explore anytime during the event, traveling toward the north side of the ranch. Along the way will be various landmarks and artifacts straight from Little Kahuna and Da Menehune for visitors to find. At the end of the walk, there will be photo opportunities with the story characters and a chance to meet the author, Tom Aki.

“The trail paths in the book are similar to Kualoa’s trails and mountain range. In the story, the main character Keoki discovers the long-lost ‘aumakua (family god) and connection it has to his ancestors and culture,” says author Tom Aki.

Presale admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At-the-door prices are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which grants attendees various event-only tours, such as the special Discover Ka‘a‘awa Hike and Paniolo Cattle Ranch Tour, as well as Kualoa Ranch’s popular movie site tour. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. February’s event will celebrate the cultural legacy of Ka‘a‘awa and March will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. The individual events are held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

Discover Kualoa, sponsored by Hawaii Gas and First Hawaiian Bank, is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawai‘i’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the state — including Kaka‘ako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui — hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

HAWAII GAS PRESENTS DISCOVER KUALOA, MAKAUA EXPLORATION WALK AND SCAVENGER HUNT BRINGS “DA MENEHUNE” CHARACTERS TO LIFE

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Not much is known about Ka‘a‘awa Pond, nestled in the heart of Kualoa Ranch. That’s because it’s rarely ever open to the public, its bountiful waters kept secret even to most locals. But at Discover Kualoa, the elusive pond will be open to exploration and fishing on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Ahupua‘a Ka‘a‘awa.

Families and friends are invited to participate in a catch-and-release fishing tournament for keiki at Ka‘a‘awa Pond, with the chance of winning some great prizes. There will be several categories, including Biggest Fish. There will be a $5 participation fee. The tournament will be held all day, with a new round restarting every hour. Fishing gear will be provided by Kualoa Ranch. This is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to the spectacular beauty of Ka‘a‘awa Pond and the surrounding lush valley.

Presale admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online athttp://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/ and includes access to event grounds, Makahiki-style games, crafts, entertainment and an exploration walk. At-the-door prices are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which grants attendees various event-only tours, such as the special Discover Ka‘a‘awa Hike, Paniolo Cattle Ranch Tour, and movie sites tour. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. February’s event will celebrate the cultural legacy of Ka‘a‘awa and March will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. The individual events are held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

Discover Kualoa, sponsored by Hawaii Gas and First Hawaiian Bank, is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawai‘i’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the state — including Kaka‘ako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui — hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF KA‘A‘AWA AT FEBRUARY’S DISCOVER KUALOA

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HONOLULU, HI (January 22, 2014) – To ramp up the celebration of the ancient and fabled Makahiki season, the second installment of Discover Kualoa will highlight the cultural heritage of Kualoa Ranch’s gorgeous Ka‘a‘awa Ahupua‘a. On Saturday, February 15, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., event attendees will experience the evolution of Ka‘a‘awa Valley like never before: an enlightening exploratory walk around Ka‘a‘awa, a Paniolo Tour, a fun Kid Zone courtesy of Kama‘aina Kids, traditional Hawaiian games and much more.

Presale admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At the door, tickets cost $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which grants attendees various event-only tours, such as the special Discover Kualoa Hike, Paniolo Cattle Ranch Tour, and movie site tour. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

This three month-long festival celebrates Makahiki season and kicked off in January. February’s event will celebrate the cultural legacy of Ka‘a‘awa and March will remember the story of Kualoa through traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. Also, the individual events are held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

Discover Kualoa is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawai‘i’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the state — including Kaka‘ako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui — hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

DISCOVER KUALOA EXPERIENCE PASS” INCLUDES MOLI‘I FISHPOND, OYSTER FARM, MOVIE SITE, GARDEN AND RANCH TOURS FOR JANUARY ATTENDEES

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HONOLULU, HI (January 6, 2014) – Visitors and locals who attend the upcoming Discover Kualoa will have the opportunity to walk the grounds of Kualoa Ranch and partake in some distinctive and remarkable tours. On Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Kualoa Ranch will showcase Ahupua‘a Hakipu‘u as Discover Kualoa will open its gates for guests to see firsthand the depths of Moli‘i Fishpond, various famous movie sites and beautiful sections of Kualoa Ranch, via its “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” available for purchase online.

The “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass” can be reserved at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/, priced with kama‘aina discount: $39+ tax for adults and $19+tax for children; and non-resident price: $49+tax for adults and $29+tax for children. The pass covers admission and various tours, including an exclusive oyster farm and Moli‘i Fishpond tour, movie sites and ranch tour, as well as the Kualoa Ranch garden tour. The oyster farm and fishpond tour will only be offered at January’s Discover Kualoa event.

The first Discover Kualoa will be followed by two more exciting events celebrating Makahiki Season: February 15 and March 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each day will highlight a different facet of Hawaiian culture: January will feature Mōli‘i Fishpond and ancient arts and crafts, February will celebrate the legacy of Ahupua‘a Ka‘a‘awa and March will honor Ahupua‘a Kualoa by celebrating its story through song and dance. Each of the individual events will be held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

Discover Kualoa is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawai‘i’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the state — including Kaka‘ako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui — hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

PRE-SALE TICKETS FOR ALL 3 EVENTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DISCOVER KUALOA SERIES

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HONOLULU, HI (January 5, 2014) – January’s highly anticipated Discover Kualoa will shine light on the agricultural bounty of Moli‘i Fishpond and ancient Hawaiian arts and crafts, while bringing together family and friends for an unforgettable cultural affair. The first of the three-event series is Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch Ahupua‘a Hakipu‘u. Kualoa Ranch is now offering a special combo package to cover admission to all three events, which occur once a month from January through March, priced at $10+ tax for adults and $6+ for children.

The first Discover Kualoa will be followed by two more exciting events celebrating Makahiki Season: February 15 and March 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each day will highlight a different facet of Hawaiian culture: January will feature Mōli‘i Fishpond and ancient arts, February will celebrate the cultural legacy of Ka‘a‘awa and March will honor Kualoa through song and dance. Also, the individual events will be held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

Pre-sale three event tickets are now available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. Kualoa Ranch is also offering an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which grants attendees various event-only tours and the option of kama‘aina pricing. Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

Discover Kualoa is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawai‘i’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the state — including Kaka‘ako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui — hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

MOLI‘I FISHPOND TO TAKE THE STAGE AT JANUARY’S DISCOVER KUALOA

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HONOLULU, HI (January 2, 2014) – Fresh produce and seafood, traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, Moli‘i Fishpond tours, food vendors, storytelling and live entertainment come together in two weeks, at the first of three Discover Kualoa events. Set for Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch Ahupua‘a Hakipu‘u, Discover Kualoa promises an exciting, family-friendly, cultural experience for both visitors and locals alike.

The event will highlight the bounty of Kualoa’s Moli‘i Fishpond and its historic folklore through tours and storytelling. Also, teachers and professionals will hold demonstrations on lauhala weaving, poi pounding, lei making and surfboard shaping demonstrations.

Presale admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which grants attendees various event-only tours and the option of kama‘aina pricing. Also available is a presale discounted three-event ticket and the option for roundtrip transportation from Waikiki. Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

January’s Discover Kualoa will kick off a three-month festival and will be followed by two more events celebrating Makahiki Season: February 15 and March 15from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each day will highlight a different facet of Hawaiian culture: January will feature Mōli‘i Fishpond and ancient arts, February will celebrate the cultural legacy of Ka‘a‘awa and March will celebrate the story of Kualoa through traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. Also, the individual events will be held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

Discover Kualoa is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawai‘i’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the state — including Kaka‘ako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui — hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

CELEBRATE THE BOUNTY OF AHUPUA‘A HAKIPU‘U AND THE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN MOLI‘I FISHPOND AT DISCOVER KUALOA

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HONOLULU, HI (December 18, 2013) – Immerse yourself in the world of the ancient Hawaiians at Discover Kualoa, a cultural celebration set to launch on Saturday, January 18, 2014. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch, this family-friendly event will offer endless opportunities to learn about the historical valley, the sacred Mōli‘i fishpond and also participate in various activities.

Discover Kualoa will honor an important landmark in Ahupua‘a Hakipu‘u: Mōli‘i Loko I‘a, also known as the Mōli‘i Fishpond. Traditional legend says that menehune built the 125-acre pond over the course of one night—a majestic feat for a spectacular natural setting.

Throughout the day at Discover Kualoa, teachers and professionals will teach classes for attendees to learn how to make their own pieces of art using lauhala leaves. Adding to the cultural festivities, there will also be live entertainment and storytelling, poi pounding, lei making and surfboard shaping demonstrations. In addition, Discover Kualoa will have food vendors offering a mix of delicious sustenance.

January’s Discover Kualoa will kick off a three-month festival and will be followed by two more Discover Kualoa events: February 15 and March 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each of the three events will highlight a different facet of Hawaiian culture: January will feature the Mōli‘i fishpond and ancient arts, February will celebrate Makahiki season and March will honor both traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. Also, the three events will be held on different parts of the ranch: January will be set in Ahupaua’a Hakipu’u, February will be held in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March’s event will be in Ahupua’a Kualoa.
Tickets and tour packages will be available online at www.kualoa.com. Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or stay connected through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

Discover Kualoa is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawai‘i’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the state — including Kaka‘ako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui — hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

SAVE THE DATE FOR DISCOVER KUALOA

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Discover Kualoa will take place on January 18, February 15 and March 15, 2014

HONOLULU, HI (October 21, 2013) – Locals and visitors alike are invited to unearth the mysterious arts of ancient Hawai‘i and enjoy the revelry of food, fashion, music and art at the launch of Discover Kualoa on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Kualoa Ranch from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This family-friendly event, perfectly situated at legendary Kualoa Ranch in Ka‘a‘awa Valley of Windward O‘ahu, will also highlight the ranch’s significance in ancient Hawaiian history.

January’s Discover Kualoa will kick off a three-month season of festivals which will include two more Discover Kualoa events on February 15 and March 15. Every one of the three events will highlight a different facet of Hawaiian culture: January will bring to life the arts of old Hawai‘i, February will celebrate Makahiki Festival and March will honor both traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. Also, the three dates will be hosted at different parts of the ranch: January will be set in Moli‘i, February will be held in Ka‘a‘awa and March’s event will be in Paliku and the Concert Pasture.

All are invited to explore the natural wonders of Kualoa and learn more about Hawaiian history and the fabled Makahiki season. Kualoa was once regarded as one of the most sacred sites on O‘ahu—home to kings, refuge and training. Today, it is owned and cared for by the sixth generation descendants of Dr. Gerrit Judd. Discover Kualoa will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the historically noteworthy valley and partake in many other memorable activities and entertainment.

Tickets will be soon available online at www.hpetickets.com. More information will be released as the date draws near, including an event website.

Discover Kualoa is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawai‘i’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the state — including Kaka‘ako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui — hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

KUALOA RANCH PRESENTS A UNIQUE FARM-TO-TABLE CULINARY EXPERIENCE AT DISCOVER KUALOA

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HONOLULU, HI (November 27, 2013) – Start off the new year of 2014 with a gastronomic celebration at the launch of Discover Kualoa, a new event that highlights all things rooted within O‘ahu’s Windward coast. Headlining the event is a showcasing of culinary creations, prepared by the hands of local farmers and chefs using fresh products and produce. Everyone is invited to Discover Kualoa on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Kualoa Ranch Ahupua’a Hakipu’u.

Discover Kualoa’s taste fest will feature a farmers’ market, which will not only offer countless ready-to-eat creations, but will also showcase produce and products straight from the various farms. Other activities that families and friends will surely enjoy are do-it-yourself Hawaiian crafts such as lauhala weaving, lei making, surfboard shaping and poi pounding.

January’s Discover Kualoa will kick off a seasonal, three-month festival and will be followed by two more Discover Kualoa events: February 15 and March 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each of the three events will highlight a different facet of Hawaiian culture: January will feature farm-to-table feasting, February will celebrate Makahiki season and March will honor both traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. Also, the three events will be held at different parts of the ranch: January will be set in Ahupaua’a Hakipu’u, February will be held in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March’s event will be in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

All are invited to explore the natural wonders of Kualoa and learn more about Hawaiian history and the fabled Makahiki season. Kualoa was once regarded as one of the most sacred sites on O‘ahu—home to kings, refuge and training. Today, it is owned and cared for by the sixth generation descendants of Dr. Gerrit Judd. Discover Kualoa is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the historic valley while partaking in many other memorable activities and entertainment.

Tickets and tour packages will be available online at www.kualoa.com. Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or stay connected through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

Discover Kualoa is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawai‘i’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the state — including Kaka‘ako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui — hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.