Waialua, HI

History of the Waialua Bandstand

This lovely bandstand sits near the old banyan trees in the small park across from the Waialua Library. Free concerts have been held there on the first Sunday of every month since the summer of 2004. Have you noticed it? Have you gone to one of the free concerts?. Many...
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Kapolei woman, 27, identified as victim in deadly fall at Luakaha Falls

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman killed after falling from Luakaha Falls as 27-year-old Christyn Fragas of Kapolei. Fragas died after falling approximately 40 to 50 feet from Luakaha Falls in Nuuanau on Thursday, Sept. 22. The official cause and manner of her death is still pending, the ME’s office said.

Rainbow Schools Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

“The early 1970s were a tumultuous time in the United States, but I have always believed that in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity,” Diana Bonsignore, founder of Rainbow Schools, recollects. Applying her teaching experience and master’s degree from the University of Hawaii, Bonsignore proposed to open a more nurturing school for young children based on child-centered classrooms rich in discovery.
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Free carpenter pre-apprenticeship training offered at Honolulu CC

Seats are available in a free eight-week carpentry pre-apprenticeship training program offered by Honolulu Community College for residents interested in pursuing career pathways in the skilled trades as carpenters, drywallers and millwrights starting October 10, 2022. The successful completion of this intensive, hands-on course serves as a direct pathway to...

Crime Ticks Up on Oahu

HONOLULU--Violent crime is up in major cities across the country, including Honolulu. That's according to a new report by the "Major Cities Chiefs Association". Yet, when compared to the mainland, Honolulu county's violent crime rate is much lower.

Empowered Hawaii: Water is Life

There is no more important resource that we have on our island than water. It affects everything. From the water we drink, to the runoff into our oceans, water dictates our way of life. On this episode of Empowered, we explore where our water comes from, and where it goes. Will our water ever run out, and what can we do to prevent contamination? We journey all the way down to the bottom of the Halawa shaft to search for answers regarding our most precious resource.

Bill Romerhaus a Hawaiian Photographer Living Legend

Bill Romerhaus’ connection to Hawaii through photography is as vast and deep as the ocean in which so many of his experiences and images revolve around. As a boy Bill grew up in town watching Duke Kahanamoku surf in Waikiki, the Romerhaus family eventually moved to Wahiawa where as a student at Leilehua High School Bill worked as the sports writer for the school paper. The sports coverage led him to the North Shore where in 1967 he would shoot iconic shots of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay as well as other locations. Bill, himself a big wave surfer, would surf with many of the all-time greats such as Gerry Lopez and Eddie himself. A young John John Florence once mentioned to Romerhaus that it was his images of the old time greats that he would look at for inspiration. As Bill honed his photographic skills he made it a point to take pictures of everyone, not just the big names. Chances are if you were on the North Shore anytime from the late 1960’s through the 1990’s there might be a picture of you surfing, bodyboarding, or even catching a sunset in his collection.

Lifeguard certification courses coming to Kaneohe

Lifeguard certification courses are coming to Kaneohe District Park. The blended online learning course will take place on October 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kaneohe District Park's pool at 45-660 Kea’ahala Road.

Road rehabilitation work scheduled around Kakaako

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Residents and business owners in and around Kakaako are being notified about rehabilitation work scheduled in the area. The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Design and Construction said the road rehabilitation work includes cold-planing, the resurfacing of asphalt concrete pavements and the reconstruction of failed asphalt concrete pavement areas. In addition, crews will be tree […]

Trade winds to make a gradual return

Winds may remain light through Monday morning and there may still be some afternoon clouds Monday, but light to locally moderate trade winds will gradually increase for the start of the work week and may become locally breezy by the latter part of the week. Passing clouds and showers will once again favor windward and mauka areas as the trades return.

Waianae downs Leilehua for first OIA Open win of season

WAIANAE - Tevin Wilbur rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown and Tarent Moniz-Babb passed for two TDs and Waianae beat Leilehua, 20-0, Saturday night at Raymond Torii Field. The Seariders snapped a four-game losing streak in winning their first Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I Open football game of the season for first-year coach Thom Kaumeyer. Waianae (2-4 overall, 1-3 OIA) had its other win in non-league play against Castle. Meanwhile, the Mules (0-5-1, 0-4) have dropped five in a row since a tie in a non-league season opener at Kailua.