Holoholo Weekly: TMT Support, Hawaii Books, Kilauea, Pineapples

Holoholo Weekly is a compilation of stories and tidbits that we’ve collected from around the web. It’s like a weekly mystery grab bag of Hawaii related goodness, featuring different articles of interest, fun images, videos, products, deals, downloads, and more.

My pick of the week is this video of Hawaii Preparatory Academy student, Mailani Neal, who started a petition supporting the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea.

“Neal says in 4th grade – the same year she learned about Polynesian voyaging from her science teacher – her family spent Christmas Day and Night on Mauna Kea. She says during the trip, she felt something within her. “I think I might have felt my calling,” Neal said, “to connect being a Hawaiian individual with the scientist within me. It really created motivation of what I want to do with my life.””

Enjoy reading books? Here are the 2015 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award Winners.


Speaking of books…

Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival
May 2-3, 2015
Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale
10am to 5pm

Neat! Kilauea summit lava lake rises to highest point.


Concern grows over the future of hiking on Oahu after most recent hiking related death.

“It’s the guys with the Go-Pro cameras,” said Randy Ching, a hiker with the Sierra Club. “They go up to these really dangerous places, and they upload it to these websites. People go there and they say, ‘Wow! That’s amazing! I gotta do this.’”

Hungry Much?

Wondering what you can do with that pineapple sitting on your kitchen shelf? Lots. Hawaii’s coolest uses of pineapple.

FarmersWeb is making it easier for food to get from farm to table.

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