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Poke Nūhou: News Briefs | December 2018

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Plastic Clean Up on Kaho‘olawe “Aquaman” heads to Hawai‘i Warner Bros. Pictures’ latest feature from the DC Comics series is “Aquaman,” starring Native Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa as the half-human, half-Atlantean hero. The movie’s director and stars will conclude a four-continent tour in Hawai‘i with a...

Maoli at the Movies

Movies, documentaries and television shows filmed in the islands are quite numerous, perhaps due to the unrelenting beauty of Hawaiian lands and seas which are oft-sought after idealized landscapes for Hollywood films. Glimpses of Hawai‘i are captured through the lens in blockbuster features, sacred...

The Sparkle of Success

Rose Wong ties her hair gently in a messy bun at the top of her head, then gets to work. Sorting through a pile of charms she selects a holographic grey Tahitian pearl and a plastic pineapple charm the color of sand. Focused, she...

Bringing sanctuary to Hawai‘i seaweed

Photo: Twining
Work by a Waimānalo group gathers limu and community Neither pounding rain nor relentless ads for unbeatable holiday deals at the mall can keep dozens of intrepid volunteers from heeding a call to labor on behalf of limu restoration. This is the plan for the...

‘Aha Pūnana Leo’s new luna ho‘okele!

The non-profit dedicated to revitalizing the Hawaiian language has named Ka‘iulani Laehā as its new Chief Executive Officer. Started as a grassroots effort, the ‘Aha Pūnana Leo (‘APL) has become a national and international model for indigenous language revitalization. The organization devoted its first 35...