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Disney’s Moana Review: WE ARE MOANA

Through one humble act, a single person embodied the Tongan ideals upon which our Pacific societies are built; love, humility, respect, and duty. That single instance inspired pride within generations of Tongans while making waves in ...

The Sacred White Mountain: Mauna Kea

  Many have gathered to protect the historic Mauna Kea summit (Big Island, Hawaii) against TMT Corporation building a telescope that measures 34,000 feet and 18 stories tall. Mauna Kea, or “White Mountain”, stands as the ...

From Hawaii Sands to Stanford: The Tongan Iron Man

  The rowdiest conference of NCAA football, the PAC-12 is the entryway into the most competitive league in the nation, the NFL. While the Conference holds bragging rights for the most teams in the NCAA playoffs, ...

Hawaiian Documentary ‘Kumu Hina’ Premieres In Los Angeles Nov. 10

We have yet to see this movie, but the trailer itself moved us to tears. Kumu Hina is a documentary that focuses on a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, teacher named Hina Wong-Kalu. In this documentary, ...

Hawaii Shows Off Their Style With Hawaii Fashion Month This November

  Step aside New York and Los Angeles, Hawaii is taking fashion by storm this Fall! Coming this November, the beautiful state of Hawaii will be hosting ‘Hawaii Fashion Month’. Similar to New York Fashion Week, ...

Princess Diaries X: Preparations For Marriage

Hon. Frederica Tuita of Tonga visits with our creative producer Elizabeth Lavulo in San Francisco, CA over the weekend. She shares with us about her preparations for marriage. Please check out our Video Segment Below! ...

Exclusive: Backstage With Nonosina

Host Leta Fau’olo attended one of the hottest polynesian shows of the summer. The world re-known polynesian dance group Nonosina held a special fundraiser for their trip to Tahiti. Every year, Nonosina travels to Tahiti to ...

ENJOYING THE ALOHA WITH ANUHEA

As we slowly make our way through Spring, our minds wander to the sunsets of summer nights to come. Urban islanders around the globe long for a taste of paradise, and to solve this everlasting dilemma, ...

Princess Diaries IX: Laukau’aki

When you look up the word pride, you will find different translations in the Tongan – English Dictionary. One translation that stands out to me is laukau’aki. I feel warmth in my heart because of all ...

Interview Exclusive: Back Before You Know It With Singer Kaipo Kapua

The WhatItDo catches up with urban island music artist Kaipo Kapua. He brings a smooth rhythm and blues sound out of the Hawaiian Islands and after being on hiatus for seven years, he’s back and he’s ...