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New Fun PSA for Shaka Plates!

New Fun PSA for Shaka Plates!

Just Out: A fun PSA message to preserve paradise on Hawaiiʻs roadways. Get your Shaka License Plate to help reduce road rage and increase aloha. Available on all Hawaiian islands. Mahalo to our production...

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Hawai’i Governor Signs Shaka Gesture Law

Hawai’i Governor Signs Shaka Gesture Law

On Friday, June 21, 2024, Hawai’i Governor Josh Green signed the Shaka Gesture Law, making the Shaka, the first-ever state gesture in America. The law was passed in rare unanimous votes in both the State Senate and the House. It was also part of the 7% of bills that...

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Shaka Adopted as Official Hawai’i State Gesture

Shaka Adopted as Official Hawai’i State Gesture

HONOLULU (June 24, 2024) — A new Hawai’i law establishing the shaka as Hawai’iʻs official State gesture was signed into law by Hawai’i Governor Josh Green this past Friday. It's the first-ever official gesture adopted by any state in America and a second big win this...

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10th Annual Hawai’i Comedy Fest

10th Annual Hawai’i Comedy Fest

Congrats to producer Kimee Balmilero for pulling off the two-night, 10th Annual Hawai’i Comedy Fest at the Dorris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum on May 17 & 18, 2024. Featuring a variety of comedy formats including music theater comedy, musical comedy, skits,...

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Hawai’i State DMV Shaka License Plates Kickoff 5/23/24

Hawai’i State DMV Shaka License Plates Kickoff 5/23/24

The nonprofit Hawai’i Shaka License Plate program kicked off Thursday, May 23, 10-10:30am at Kapalama Satellite City Hall, 925 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu. The Shaka License Plate is an official Hawai’i State DMV license plate thatʻs available to all residents in the...

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Sharing da Shaka in Anchorage

Sharing da Shaka in Anchorage

May 4th, Board members Ryan Ozawa and Steve Sue, along with Steveʻs wife Karen, headed up to Anchorage for a cultural exchange event, courtesy Alaska Airlines, Pacific Community of Alaska and Vicinity to share aloha with Inuit, Samoan and Hawaiian people in Anchorage....

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Shaka Film Debuts In Los Angeles

Shaka Film Debuts In Los Angeles

"Shaka, A Story of Aloha" had itʻs world premiere in Los Angeles at the VC Film Festival on opening night, May 2, 2024. Travelers to the event from Hawai’i included Producer/writer Steve Sue, Director Alexander Bocchieri, Cinematographer Kristle Backe, Camera operator...

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Bizgenics Renamed “ID8”

Bizgenics Renamed “ID8”

ID8 (ide•ate), as in to have ideas, is the new name for Bizgenics, which underwent a revisioning this past year. The result is a new strategic plan that includes sweeping changes in the organization to now specialize in fostering ideation and expression to create...

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HNL Media Follow Shaka Film Production

HNL Media Follow Shaka Film Production

HNL News Crews, Eyes on Hawaii photo club and a number of print and digital outlets made the trek to La’ie on Friday and Saturday, August 19-20, 2022 to cover a Hukilau reenactment for "Shaka, A Story of Aloha" documentary. A Hukilau is an ancient Hawaiian communal...

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La’ie Hukilau Filmed for “Shaka, A Story of Aloha”

La’ie Hukilau Filmed for “Shaka, A Story of Aloha”

Huge mahalo to the La’ie community for bringing back the grand Hukilau from days past. Over that past months, planning was undertaken by La’ie Community Association to do the event in all it's glory. The entire town came together with support by Polynesian Cultural...

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