HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) - Âhaʻi ʻÔlelo Ola joined us here on Sunrise on the road last week to cover Merrie Monarch straight from Hilo. Amy and the crew were able to put a little story together about their busy, yet fun Merrie Monarch adventure.
Ua ʻûlû mâkou i nâ mea a pau i pono ai ka hoʻopuka i kçia pukana mai Hilo Hanakahi aku.
We packed everything we needed to write, shoot, and edit from Hilo.
Ma ka hôʻea i Hilo, ua hoʻolilo ʻia ka hale o ko mâkou hoapili ma Kaûmana i ko kâkou keʻena ma Hilo.
Once in Hilo, we converted a friend's hale into command central.
ʻO kekahi mea, liʻiliʻi koʻu hale a ʻo wau hoʻokahi ka mea noho ma ka hale. No laila, i ko ʻÂhaʻi hôʻea ʻana mai, he 7, 8 paha kânaka. A ua loli koʻu hale.
Hoa Kâkoʻo, ʻÂhaʻi ʻÔlelo Ola
It's usually just me in my little hale. The crew arrived and...what a transformation!
I kekahi ahiahi, ua lilo ko Kaʻiu lumi hoʻokipa, he hale hana lei nô hoʻi.
At one point, Kaʻiu's living room even became a lei-making factory.
Ma ka hoʻomaka o ka pule Mele Manaka, ua paʻahana nô i ka paʻi wikiô iâ Hilo a me nâ ʻano hanana hula like ʻole.
When Merrie Monarch week began, we were busy covering Hilo and hula.
ʻIke loa wau nui loa ka hana mai ke aumoe a hiki loa i ka pô. ʻAʻohe wâ e pau ai ka hana.
They worked from dawn til dusk.
Ma waho o ka hoʻopuka i nâ pûkana ʻÂhaʻi ʻÔlelo Ola, ua komo pûko ʻÂhaʻi i ke kôkua i kçlâ me kçia kakahiaka ma Sunrise ma kona hoʻolele ʻîwâ ʻia mai Naniloa aku.
In addition to shooting for our segments and this show, the crew also helped out on the Sunrise set each morning.
A ma ka hoʻomaka o ka hoʻokûkû, ua komo aku i kçlâ ʻaoʻao kekahi.
And once the competition began, we had our part in that as well.
Ua hana ʻia kekahi mau moʻolelo maikaʻi wale nô. Ua nînauele ʻia nâ ʻano kânaka hoihoi like ʻole a ua nui ʻino ka leʻaleʻa.
We covered some awesome stories, talked with all kinds of people, and had a blast the whole time!
Mahalo e kô Hilo no ka mâlama maikaʻi ʻana i ko ʻÂhaʻi ʻÔlelo Ola.
Ke aloha nui to Hilo and mahalo nui!
ʻO wau no kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaii News Now. Aloha.
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