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HAWAII GAS PRESENTS DISCOVER KUALOA: FRESH MOLI‘I POND OYSTERS AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT FARMERS’ MARKET

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HONOLULU, HI (March 10, 2014) – The local food industry has progressively moved away from greasy plate lunches, toward fresh foods, sourced locally and sustainably. The farmers at Kualoa Ranch have supported this movement since the start and also offer their own Kualoa Beef, Shrimp and now, for the first time—Oysters. At Discover Kualoa, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., attendees will have the chance to peruse a farmers’ market and purchase some of Kualoa’s fresh foods, including the Ranch’s Moli‘i Pond oysters.

In addition to the event’s other exciting activities, such as the Paliku Exploration Walk, a two-hour kanikapila session, hula lessons, Hawaiian music and entertainment from local bands, food trucks and vendors, and much more, the farmers’ market will be a must-visit for Discover Kualoa guests.

Presale general admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At the door, tickets are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which includes event-only tours including the Petting Zoo and Animal Tour, Legends and Legacy Tour, Discover Kualoa Hike, and Movie Site and Ranch Tour. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

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

This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. The final Discover Kualoa will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. Each event is 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, 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 Hawaii’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the sate – including Kakaako, 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: JOIN US FOR HULA LESSONS AND A TWO-HOUR KANIKAPILA SESSION

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HONOLULU, HI (March 7, 2014) – Discover Kualoa’s final installment of the Makahiki-central festival seeks to celebrate the history of Kualoa Ranch through Hawaiian music and dance. On Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m at Ahupua‘a Kualoa, the whole day will be devoted to enjoying harmonious music and hula. Visitors will have the chance to watch live hula demonstrations, get hands-on with interactive lessons, and join a musical circle for a two-hour kanikapila, or impromptu jam session.

In the style of Hawaiian music, kanikapila refers to an event where multiple players join together to produce free-flowing music with instruments such as the ‘ukulele or guitar, while combining different versions of well-known Hawaiian songs. At Discover Kualoa, a kanikapila is scheduled to take place from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., open to all attendees.

Presale general admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At the door, tickets are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. General admission grants attendees access to event grounds, entertainment, hula lessons and demos, Makahiki-style activities, food vendors and the Paliku Exploration Walk. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which includes event-only tours such as the Petting Zoo and Animal Tour, Legends and Legacy Tour, Discover Kualoa Hike, and Movie Site and Ranch Tour. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

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

This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. The final Discover Kualoa will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. Each event is 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, 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 Hawaii’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the sate – including Kakaako, 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: FEATURING MUSICAL GUESTS KA HIMENI ‘ANA WINNERS KAIAO AND KAIHOLU

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HONOLULU, HI (March 6, 2014) – As Discover Kualoa comes to the close of its three-month celebration, the final event will showcase Hawaiian dance and song at Kualoa Ranch Ahupua‘a Kualoa, Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Attendees will be treated with entertainment from two established names in Hawaiian music: Kaiao and Kaiholu. Both groups are recent winners of Ka Himeni ‘Ana, a prestigious music competition highlighting traditional, unamplified “nahenahe” Hawaiian music.

Kaiao is a Hawaiian music trio made up of Kūkaho‘omalu Souza (acoustic bass), ‘Ekolu Chang (‘ukulele) and Liki Tavete (guitar). Musically, Kaiao presents strong harmonies and takes influence from the likes of Makaha Sons, Kolonahe, Holunape and Na Palapalai.

Kaiholu is a group that also seeks to perpetuate traditional Hawaiian music, playing sounds that are vibrant, full and rich, and reminiscent of the Sons of Hawaii. Kaiholu is made up of Hanale Ka‘anapu (guitar), Trax Enox (‘ukulele), Al Rowland Jr. (guitar), Mahealani Stillman (bass).

Presale general admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At the door, tickets are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. General admission grants guests access to event grounds, entertainment, hula demos and lessons, food vendors, Makahiki-style activities, and the Paliku Exploration Walk. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which includes event-only tours such as the Petting Zoo and Animal Tour, Legends and Legacy Tour, Discover Kualoa Hike, and Movie Site and Ranch Tour. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

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

This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. The final Discover Kualoa will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. Each event is 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, 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 Hawaii’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the sate – including Kakaako, 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: FIVE EXCITING TOURS SHOWCASE THE BEAUTY OF KUALOA

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HONOLULU, HI (March 5, 2014) – Visitors who attend the final chapter of Discover Kualoa will have the opportunity to partake in the most tours and hikes ever offered at a “Discover” event before. On Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Discover Kualoa will be sprawled across beautiful Ahupua‘a Kualoa; its theme focusing on traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. The tours will supplement the festival’s connection between the people and the land, including the Paliku Exploration Walk, Petting Zoo and Animal Tour, Legends and Legacy Tour, Discover Kualoa Hike, and the Movie Site and Ranch Tour.

The Petting Zoo and Animal Tour will take parents and children to the Kualoa Keiki Pavilion where they will have a special meet-and-greet with friendly animal friends. Coco Puff the Cow, Princess the Pig and other animals will be on display for keiki to feed and pet—this is a special opportunity for children to learn about the Ranch and the different animals living there.

The Discover Kualoa Hike will begin at Paliku and take guests to a beautiful lookout that oversees the Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond and has a direct view of Mokuli‘i (Chinaman’s Hat). On this guided hike, guests will also learn about the ahupua‘a system, native plants and hear mo‘olelo (stories) of the ahupua‘a of Kualoa and Hakipu‘u.

The Paliku Exploration Walk will allow guests to take a leisurely, self-guided tour, set up to explore anytime during the event. Along the walk, which will resemble a scavenger hunt, will be artifacts and landmarks for attendees to look for.

Two of the five tours—the Legends and Legacy Tour, and Movie Site and Ranch Tour—are part of Kualoa Ranch’s repertoire offered throughout the year. The first takes guests across the lush foothills of Kualoa Ranch to the wahi pana (sacred place) of Paliku, located on the base of the grand Kualoa Mountains. The second showcases the many picture-perfect sites around the Ranch, focusing on areas used for filming Hollywood productions, including Jurassic Park, Godzilla, 50 First Dates, Lost, and Hawaii Five-0.

Presale general admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At the door, tickets are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which grants attendees access to all of the event-only tours mentioned above. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

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

This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. The final Discover Kualoa will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. Each event is 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, 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 Hawaii’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the sate – including Kakaako, 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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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.