Hapa Haole Hula Competition & Concert Date Change!

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Date Change for the Hapa Haole Hula Competition & Concert

Hawai’i Theatre
Saturday, August 1, 2015
7:00 pm

Tickets $35 and $25 (includes the $3 restoration fee)

The Good News!
Deadline for Applications is extended to:
June 26, 2015!

Solo Categories:
Miss Hapa Haole (age 18 and over)
Miss Comic Hula (age 18 and over)

Group Categories
Wahine (age 14 and over)
Kāne (age 14 and over)
Combined (age 14 and over)
Keiki (age 13 and under)
Kupuna (age 56 and over)

*$1,000 in cash and prize for the Overall Group Winner*

Applications available at:



Vicky Holt Takamine named 2015 ‘O’o Awardee by Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce

PC: Nathalie Walker (Midweek)

PC: Nathalie Walker (Midweek)

Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Honors Vicky Holt Takamine with the 2015 ‘O’o Award

The ‘Ō‘ō Award is presented to those individuals who have devoted their lives to improving the health and well being of Native Hawaiians.  The Awardees will be honored at the annual  ‘O’o Awards Gala event on April 17, 2015 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

The 2015 Awardees are:

  • Vicky Holt Takamine, Executive Director and founder of PA’I Foundation, Kumu Hula of Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima
  • Warren K. Asing, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Fun Factory, Inc.
  •  Dr. S. Kalani Brady, Physician, Associate Professor, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine

For more information on the ‘O’o Awards or to purchase tickets for the Gala event on April 17, 2015 at the HIlton Hawaiian Village download the application for sponsorship here:

NHCC ‘O’O Awards Sponspor 2015.Writable.



Hana Kōkō Pūʻalu


If you are interested in making a basic carrying net for your water bottle, please email Lufi Luteru at lufi.a.luteru@gmail.com.  Deadline to reserve your spot is February 28.


Hana Kōkō Kīpuʻu


Interested in making a netted carrier net for your water bottle/ Hydro Flask? If so, contact Lufi Luteru to sign up for her class! Her classes will be at the PAʻI Arts & Culture Center on January 20 and 22.  For more information, please email Lufi at lufi.a.luteru@gmail.com.


Looking for Hapa Haole Competition Competitors!

2013 Keiki Competitors.  Hālau Hula ka Noeʻau under the direction of Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang. PC: James Miura

2013 Keiki Competitors. Hālau Hula ka Noeʻau under the direction of Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang. PC: James Miura

We are looking for Hapa Haole Hula Competition Competitors! This year’s Hapa Haole Hula Competition and Music Festival will take place at the Hawaiʻi Theatre at 4 pm on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

You may compete in the following categories: Ms. Hapa Haole (women age 18 and above), Wahine Group (ages 14-55), Kupuna Group (ages 56 and above), Combined Group (ages 14 and above), and Keiki Group (ages 13 and under).

If you would like to, or if you know anyone who would like to, apply to be a competitor, please fill out the application by clicking here.

The general rules are on the application.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to call us at 808-844-2001, or email Kaʻiu at kaiu@paifoundation.org.