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Mele Kalama-Kingma: Nutritionist | Entrepreneur

Mele Kalama-Kingma: Nutritionist | Entrepreneur | Granddaughter | Mother | Hawaiian   Coco: Tell us about your childhood. My childhood was really fun.  I got to grow up with all of my cousins.  My family has lived on Kailua beach for 4 generations.  So, my Grandma and Grandpa kind of raised us while our parents…read more

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Yvonne Chung: Expert South Pacific Guide

Yvonne Chung: Expert South Pacific Guide | Mother | Grandmother | Tahitian   Coco: Thank you for taking the time to talk with us.  Before we start, I want to ask you about your haku lei? I bought it at the handicraft exhibit.  People that made it are from the Austral Islands.  The French Polynesian…read more

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Austin Kino: Voyager | Entrepreneur | Philanthropist

Austin Kino: Voyager | Entrepreneur | Philanthropist | Hokulea | Hawaiian   Coco: Kino means body, is that what your last name means? The parts of the canoe are the ama (“the outrigger float”), the ‘iako (“the spars connecting the ama to the hull of the canoe”) and the hull is the kino.   Coco:…read more

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Meleana Estes: Renowned Lei Maker | Designer

Meleana Estes: Renowned Lei Maker | Designer | Granddaughter to Tutu Bailey | Mother | Hawaiian Coco: Tell us about your childhood? I was really lucky I grew up on Kauai in the country with Mom and my family. My Mom’s 4 brothers lived around us. I was always surrounded by nature. I lived outdoors,…read more

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