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Naupaka News

January/February 2017

The Naupaka Flower - A Story of Eternal Love

The Naupaka Flower - A Story of Eternal Love The logo for Waikoloa Beach Resort — the naupaka flower — is at its core a symbol of hope and eternal love. Like many stories from Hawai`i’s mythology, the story of the naupaka flower is one born of loss, but buoyed by the possibility of eventual reunion. The shrub (scaevola) is commonly found both in the mountains (naupaka hiwa) and near the beach, where it is called naupaka kahakai (naupaka by the sea). It is distinctive because at the beach the white petals grow only in half blooms on the lower part of the flower (photo, right), while the other petals appearing to be missing, and

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The Naupaka Legend

The Naupaka Legend There are many versions of the legend of the naupaka flower and why it grows only half a bloom. In ancient times, one version goes, there was a beautiful Hawaiian princess known as Naupaka. One day, the villagers noticed that Naupaka looked very sad. They told her parents, who approached Naupaka and asked her what was troubling her. “I have fallen in love with a man named Kaui,” replied the princess. “But Kaui is not of noble birth — he is a commoner.” According to Hawaiian tradition, it was strictly forbidden for members of royalty to marry people from the common ranks.

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A Symbol Of Eternal Hope

A Symbol Of Eternal Hope “It’s such a beautiful legend,” says Margo Mau Bunnell, sales and operations manager for Waikoloa Land Company. “Waikoloa Beach Resort is a place where people come to relax, renew their appreciation of family, and enjoy the Hawaiian culture. Our naupaka flower logo perfectly illustrates these values.” Other versions of the legend tell that Naupaka’s sister was Pele, the Fire Goddess, and that Pele killed both Kaui (at the beach) and Naupaka (in the mountains) to prevent them from being together. But whatever version of the legend you read, the enduring hope is that the two

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Future Stars Of The PGA Tour

Future Stars Of The PGA Tour February 1-4 The 26th Annual Amer Ari Intercollegiate Golf Tournament will take place Feb, 1-4 at Waikoloa Beach Resort, with all rounds being played on the renowned Tom Weiskopfdesigned Kings’ Course. A total of 21 teams are scheduled to participate in the Amer Ari this year, including seven of the top 25 teams in the country. Leading the way are #4 ranked Oklahoma State; #6 ranked Stanford University; #7 ranked University of Southern California; #10 ranked University of Texas; #12 ranked Auburn University; #19 ranked Texas Tech; #20 ranked and defending NCAA national champions

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Brew Crew

Brew Crew Kona Tap Room is the new name of the Hilton Waikoloa Village’s former Malolo Lounge. Featuring a variety of brews from Kona Brewing Company and other local breweries, guests will also find a menu of “locavore foods.” Created by the Hilton Waikoloa’s talented culinary team, the menu features dishes with local flavors, and food-and-beer pairings showcasing its selection of craft brews. It’s all good fun. Entertainment nightly too.

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Hawaii Food and Wine Festival