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The 28th Annual World Fireknife Championship Results

The Polynesian Cultural Center hosted the 28th Annual World Fireknife Championship on April 28th and May 5th. Both competitors and audience alike were excited for this chance to gather after the unprecedented cancelation of last year’s competition. Health and Safety measures were taken on account of the current Covid-19 pandemic. In the Junior Division, Joe Milford of Punaluu won first place. Elway Tora of Laie placed 2nd and Vincent Galeai of Laie placed 3rd. in the Intermediate Division, the 1st place winner was Isaako Milford of Punaluu. His brother Toaalii Milford of Punaluu followed by coming in 2nd place with Kekai Nielsen-Cabacason of Kaneohe in 3rd. For the Men’s Division, Hale Motuapuaka of Aiea was crowned the champion for the 28th Annual World Fireknife Championship. Mikaele Oloa of Waialua took 2nd place and Kepanipaa Damaso of Waikoloa, Hawaii placed 3rd.

Return to the Polynesian Cultural Center!!!

Return to the Polynesian Cultural Center. With six Polynesian Islands, the award winning Ali’i Luau, a new buffet dining option and our amazing evening show, “HA: Breath of Life” our guests are sure to have a memorable experience they will be talking about for years!

The 28th World Fireknife Championship is On!

The Polynesian Cultural Center announces the schedule of events for this years 28th World Fireknife Championship, held at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, HI. You will find us along the beautiful North Shore coastline of Oahu. Read more about the competition, and the safety measure instituted to keep our performers, staff, volunteers and guests safe.

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Return to the Polynesian Cultural Center!!!

Return to the Polynesian Cultural Center. With six Polynesian Islands, the award winning Ali’i Luau, a new buffet dining option and our amazing evening show, “HA: Breath of Life” our guests are sure to have a memorable experience they will be talking about for years!

The 28th World Fireknife Championship is On!

The Polynesian Cultural Center announces the schedule of events for this years 28th World Fireknife Championship, held at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, HI. You will find us along the beautiful North Shore coastline of Oahu. Read more about the competition, and the safety measure instituted to keep our performers, staff, volunteers and guests safe.

Reopening plans announced for the Polynesian Cultural Center in April, 2021

The Polynesian Cultural Center announces plans to fully reopen their extensive schedule of music, culture, laughter and beauty on April 24, 2021. We have worked hard to prepare the Center to be ready. New safety methods have been instituted, and the facility has experienced some excellent cleaning and maintenance makeovers. We can’t wait to share the majesty of Polynesia with the world again.

Preserving art thru student carvers: Part III of Carvers of Polynesia

In Part 3 – “Preserving the art of Polynesia” of our series on the Carvers of the Polynesian Cultural Center, we meet the student employees – three young men from diverse backgrounds who feel blessed to be members of the team. The senior carvers are dedicated to making sure that all three apprentices learn not only how to carve, but how to live the life of a carver – dedicated to the years of hard work and sacrifice that will be required of them, humble enough to realize the weight upon them to represent and protect the Polynesian culture, and confident enough to stretch far beyond what they think they are capable of. Clearly this is a rare opportunity to step out of the formal classroom and into the guidance of masters of their field.

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