Tom Moffatt presented Elton John and his band for the first time on May 1, 1971 at the Arena. (Uncle Tom you are the best!) 40 years later he brought Elton John back along with original band members from 1971, Davey Johnstone on guitar and Nigel Olsson on drums with Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion and Kim Bullard on keyboards. If you attended let us know!
Photos by Michi Moore Courtesy of Pacific Network c 2011 For more visit new photo page on PacificNetwork.tv 28 February 2011
Hawaii State Senate Approves Civil Unions (SB 232)
Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie and constituents at formal signing of bill 232
Congratulations! All same sex couples and families who have been waiting for this vote with the passing of SB 232 (19 - 6 vote).
The bill provides that the equal rights and responsibilities (and rights) of married couples in Hawaii be available to thousands of same-sex couples in the state. The Senate sends a strong message. The time is now to lay this issue to rest. Great move for Hawaii tourism at a crucial time in world economy.
Monday we launch our new PacificNetwork.tv with greater interactivity and video on demand features. We'll stream more video on this historic event and we look forward to your comments! http://pacificnetwork.tv/ Mahalo
When the Kingdom of Hawaii's monarchs traveled to England and to other countries in Europe they would return to the islands with their favorite finds. Lavender was one of them. Nearly two hundred years later there are lavender farms that are flourishing on the slopes of Haleakala on the island of Maui. And thanks to the support of a special loan provided by First Hawaiian Bank through a program managed by OHA called the Malama Loan, Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs can follow their dreams and step outside the ordinary to start their own small businesses. Alii Chang was able to create an oasis "up country" at his Ali'i Kula Lavender farm. They give tours, host picnics, sell lavender products, and more. It is just sheer beauty up in Kula, Maui and the scent of all the lavender wafting through the crisp cool air is heaven on earth. Their mantra is relax, rejuvenate, renew. Continued good luck to Ali'i and his ohana in this New Year of the Rabbit. Life is Good.
Na Kama Kai (Children of the Sea) was founded in 2008 by Duane DeSoto to provide free ocean awareness and safety clinics for children. Events have been presented at various sites, partnering with Gerry Lopez' organization, Quiksilver Waterman Collection, and other supporters
Their ocean clinics are designed to instill ocean awareness and to provide keiki with safety tools necessary for ocean activities. Through the expertise of professional water men and women kids are given one-on-one ocean instruction in a hands on environment. Clinics are hosted island wide and take place in each district of O’ahu to offer access to the larger community. Keiki from all areas are invited to participate. Na Kama Kai promotes the Waterman lifestyle so it's not just about surfing lessons. The non-profit organization hosts these free clinics where children are able to interact with prominent members of the surf, canoe paddling, paddle boarding and swim communities. Visit their website for the Na Kama Kai events schedule. They incorporate swimming, running, stand-up paddling, and paddle boarding. (http://www.nakamakai.com/ocean-clinics/) They have held more than 30 clinics servicing over 1,500 children free of charge. Good work Duane! For more visit us at Pacific Network: http://news.pacificnetwork.tv/NewsDesk/