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Vol. 20, no. 6
December 2017/ January 2018


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Hana Hou!
Vol. 20, no. 6
December 2017/ January 2018

Native Intelligence

Two Hulls and a Paddle
Home Cooking
New Year's Cleaning
Deck the Hall
The Hawai‘i Underground
Wild on Wheels
O‘ahu's Other Albatross
Panoply of Preserves
Now You See It


South of the South Pacific
Tiki, taro and tupuna — finding Polynesia in Tahiti’s Austral Islands

Gifts of the Chiefs
Why did Pacific peoples offer their most prized possessions to Captain Cook and the European explorers who followed?

Taming the Beast
Athletes test their mettle in the brutal (and comical) Spartan Trifecta


Still Life with Honeycreeper
Master wood carver Haruo Uchiyama is on a mission to sculpt Hawai‘i’s native forest birds
Mapping the Deep
Unknown seamounts, new hydrothermal vents, undescribed species — the Schmidt Ocean Institute is illuminating Earth’s darkest frontier
Following the Vine
Maile is among Hawai‘i’s most cherished lei plants, and it’s still abundant if you know where to look
Shooting the Gorge
Hawai‘i’s signature watersports take to Oregon’s Columbia River
The Lady and the Queen
After years spent searching for her lost husband, Lady Jane Franklin visited Hawai‘i for solace — and became a lifelong friend of the royal family
Trees of Knowledge
Hawai‘i Island is home to a living laboratory for studying the world’s threatened tropical forests
Keeping Step
Auntie Mae Kamamalu Klein is a living link between hula past and present

Pau Hana

The Rocky and Kaimana Show


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