Rep. Cynthia delivers the Hawaiian “Word of the Day” Feb 12, 2016

Representative Cynthia Thielen (Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) delivered the Hawaiian “Word of the Day” during floor session of the Hawaii House of Representatives.

“The Hawaiian word for today is hoʻoulu which means to grow, sprout, propagate, and to increase.  It is said that the primary goal of King Kalakaua was ho’oulu lahui, to increase and preserve the nation.  Used in a sentence,  pule ho‘oulu ‘āina means a prayer for the increased productivity of the land….which, by the way, can be achieved through growing olonā which is the Hawaiian word for hemp!”

Contact: repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov   Excerpt from Capitol TV

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Rep. Tupola delivers the Hawaiian “Word of the Day” to the House of Representatives on Feb. 11. 2016

Representative Andria Tupola (Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili) delivers the Hawaiian “Word of the Day”  during floor session on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Wiwoʻole:  courage or bravery

As in, ‘Wiwo’ole nā kanaka e kīnai i nā ahi.’

Contact:  reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Ward gives the Hawaiian “Word of the Day”

Representative Gene Ward gives the Hawaiian “Word of the Day” during Regular Session of the Hawaii House of Representatives on February 08, 2016.

Manuahi – meaning free, gratis, or without any cost.  Rep. Ward relates the word to the story of a generous uncle who once lived in Chinatown in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Contact: repward@capital.hawaii.gov   Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Pouha delivers the Hawaiian “Word of the Day” E ola mau ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi!

Representative Feki Pouha delivers the Hawaiian “Word of the Day” on Feb. 04, 2016.   E ola mau ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi!  (May the Hawaiian language live forever!)

At the beginning of session on the House Floor earlier today, I announced the Hawaiian Word of the Day: “Mau”

“Mau” is defined as steady, constant, perpetual, to continue, preserve, and endure. The Hawaii State Government is making a concerted effort to preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian Language through various means, including the printing of various official government documents in the Hawaiian Language.

Contact: reppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Feki Pouha Town Hall Meeting – How a Bill Becomes Law

Representative Feki Pouha proudly Representing House District 47: Waialua, Haleiwa, Kawailoa, Pupukea, Sunset, Kawela Bay, Turtle Bay, Kahuku, Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, Kahana, Kaaawa, Kualoa, Hakipuu, Waikane, and Waiahole shares How a Bill Becomes Law at the Hawaii State Capitol.  Also, featured are members of the “We the People” civic club from Kahuku High School.

Contact: repppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov