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Press Release: Wahi Pana Hanapēpē October 30, 2017

Press Release: Wahi Pana Hanapēpē October 30, 2017

New Episode in ‘Wahi Pana’ Series Airs on KGMB Get to Know Kauai’s Hanapēpē

(Hanapēpē, Kauai) October 30, 2017 – Kauai’s Hanapēpē is a place of history, community and song. It’s a place where tradition is valued and ancient ways are still worth their weight. “Wahi Pana: Hawai‘i’s Special Places” takes viewers beyond the name to get to know Hanapēpē, airing Monday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m. on KGMB.

Local nonprofit Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) commissioned the “Wahi Pana” films as part of their Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool program, an innovative preschool model serving over 28 communities statewide. PIDF partnered with Hawaii 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 Melissa Mainz for producing this video and continuing the work of her late father, award-winning director, editor and videographer Don Mapes, and Hawaii 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 Hawaii News Now.

Partners In Development Foundation (PIDF), a nonprofit public charity incorporated in 1997, serves at-risk families and communities in Hawai‘i through a wide range of free programs in education, social services and environmental sustainability. The organization consists of over 300 employees statewide, collectively serving over 10,000 people of all ages, genders and ethnicities in the past year alone. PIDF’s mission is to inspire and equip families and communities for success and service, using timeless Hawaiian values and traditions. To learn more, visit pidf.org. Serving Hawai‘i’s Families, Living Hawaiian Values.

Hawaii News Now (HNN) and television stations KGMB and KHNL broadcast more than 40 hours of local news content each week. HNN is Hawaii’s source for breaking news, severe weather warnings, and coverage of topics important to the community, delivering information 24-hours a day across multiple platforms: on television, online at HawaiiNewsNow.com, through its mobile apps and on social media. KGMB (CBS) and KHNL (NBC) are the local network affiliate stations in Hawaii and are owned by Raycom Media.