Maui’s Lahaina Showcased in Local “Wahi Pana” TV SeriesNovember 21, 2016, 4:13 PM HST · Updated November 21, 5:01 PM 0 Comments
The storied past of Lahaina in West Maui will be featured in the upcoming edition of the local television Series “Wahi Pana: Hawai‘i’s Special Places,” which airs this Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m. on KGMB (re-air Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. on KHNL).
The town’s sacred story and royal past will be highlighted with stories of how the land and sea sustained the culture for centuries. It was the grotto known as “malu ulu o lele,” where the breadfruit sprang here and there. “
Local nonprofit Partners in Development Foundation commissioned the “Wahi Pana” films as part of their Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool program, an innovative preschool model with 28 sites statewide. PIDF partnered with Hawaiʻi News Now to showcase the films to a broader audience.
“The sense of place is an important Hawaiian tradition that has powerful applications in the lives of our children, families and leaders,” said Jan E. Hanohano Dill, PIDF President. “Mahalo to the late, award-winning director, editor and videographer Don Mapes for directing and producing and Hawaiʻi News Now for airing this very special program.”
“We are very proud and excited to partner with PIDF in sharing this incredible collection of beautiful programs showcasing the rich history and beauty of our islands in a way that most of us have never seen before,” said Rick Blangiardi, General Manager of Hawaiʻi News Now.
The next episode airs in January and will feature Oʻahu’s Papakōlea.