Sunrise Interviews

  Makalauna Celebration this Saturday honors Gabby Pahinui

This Saturday is the 3rd annual Makalauna Celebration honoring Gabby Pahinui at Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza. It starts at 4:30pm with the Lei draping ceremony at the Gabby Pahinui Statue with live musical tributes starting at 5:30pm. All events are free and open to the public.

  Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter’s 2nd Annual Hali’a Memory Care Conference

  Vet on Set: Pet owners asked to make emergency care plans for their animals

  DOE Superintendent talks about new 2030 Promise Plan, teacher recruitment and priorities for summer

  Surfers with disabilities compete in adaptive surf competition

  Newly-redesigned Mauna Lani, Auberge resort now taking reservations

  Massive power outage in Puerto Rico spotlights advantage of solar power systems

Continued Coverage

  Foodie Fix: Vino’s new menu items including linguine with clams, lamb shank and saffron risotto

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell in D.C. to meet with FTA

Sea Life Park sets the stage for Makapuu Twilight Concert series

  Interview: Howie Mandel, three shows at once!

  The Celebration for the 40th Anniversary of Territorial Airwaves is Friday Night

  UH Manoa Mechanical Engineering Team heads to Nebraska

  June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, affects approximately 5 percent of children and 30 percent of senior citizens. Females are at higher risk of developing the condition. Without treatment, scoliosis can cause chronic pain, disability and loss of organ function...

40th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival

The 40th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival runs from June 7-9 in Waikiki and this year. For the last 40 years, Pan-Pacific Festival has been a celebration of Hawaii’s diversity and rich culture through the arts, crafts and food. The festival...

Re-use Hawaiʻi Celebrates 10 Years

Local nonprofit organization Re-use Hawaiʻi to celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a fundraising event at its Kakaako Redistribution Center on June 8 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.The June 8 fundraiser features entertainment by The Mākaha Sons...

  Sunrise Shape-up: Full body cardio workout

Trainers from UNYQE Fitness are here to show us some great summertime exercises.

  Season tickets on sale as Wahine volleyball gears up for new season

Kitchen Creations: Metro Grow Hawaii

  Conservation group is helping restore habits of butterflies across the islands

  OHA asking for community input on new strategic plan

  Geek Beat:Compact digital microphones, Logitech spotlight remote, TV streaming site

  Habilitat Hawaii to hold annual fundraiser at Kualoa Ranch

  Hawaii State Teachers Association asks grading system for Hawaii schools to stop

Corey Rosenlee, the president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association, is here today to talk about this grading system and why it needs to stop.

  Kahalawai to release new album at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Kahalawai is celebrating that new album with a release concert on Sunday, June 2.

  Hawaii actor Kalama Epstein is back home to promote his new Netflix show.

He’s known for his role on the critically acclaimed series “The Fosters," and now he’s taking on a new role on the Netflix show “No Good Nick.”

  Firefighters stress the importance of installing fire sprinklers into your homes

Captain Scot Seguirant from the Honolulu Fire Department is here to tell us about how they save lives and property.

  Anuhea nominated for two Na Hoku Hanohano awards

Anuhea has two nominations: Contemporary album and female vocalist of the year.

  Foodie Fix: Lady M crepe cakes come to Waikiki Teahouse

From New York, to Beverly Hills to Hong Kong, Lady M has become a dessert phenomenon.

  Taimane Gardner nominated for three Na Hoku Hanohano awards

Taimane Gardner’s album ‘Elemental’ has been nominated for three Na Hoku Hanohano awards.

  Great Futures Day to support Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii

May 22nd is Great Futures Day, which is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii.

  MMA legend looking for new fighters in Hawaii for upcoming Bellator event

Royce Gracie is recruiting Hawaii fighters for the upcoming Bellator event.

  Vet on the Set: Importance of checking the health of your dog when adopting

It's important to check with your vet on whether your new puppy needs a vaccination.

  Connor Snow nominated for Na Hoku Hanohano award

Conner Snow has been nominated for Contemporary Album of the year for his debut album “If I Knew then What I Know Now”

  Locations looks at master-planned communities on Oahu

After World War II, developers housed babyboom families in master-planned communities.

  Taylor Inouye is back and has a sweet cake recipe to share

Taylor Inouye shows us how to bake some sweet rainbow cake push-pops.

  Kamaka Camarillo nominated for best Hawaiian single and music video in 2019 Na Hoku Hanohano awards

Kamaka Camarillo has been nominated for two awards for his song “E Pii Mai.”

  MMA champ MacFarlane back home after successful title defense

Local girl looking to bring another Bellator event to Hawaii in December

  Music festival to feature internationally acclaimed musicians

Internationally acclaimed classical musicians will perform through the week on Kauai, Hawaii Island, and Oahu.

  St. Francis school wins 3 state titles in a 2-week span

Saint Francis school is going out in style as it wins three state titles in a 2-week span.

  A young boys fight against a rare brain tumor is bringing awareness of DIPG

DIPG Awareness Day is May 17.

  Ohana Matters: Building financial responsibility

Children as young as 7 years old learn about money habits from their parents.

  Geek Beat: Google Pixel 3A and Lens, Oura Ring, Apple TV

The Oura Ring is a wearable device that your sleep through the night.

15th Annual Celebration of Life “Honoring our Island Heritage”

For the first time in 14 years, we have themed this year’s Celebration of Life -- ”Honoring our Heritage.” It’s truly a celebration to honor the memory of loved ones passed as well as the many cultures that make up Hawai’i Island’s unique and culturally rich community...

May 15th is International Water Safety Day

International Water Safety Day is a worldwide effort designed to spread global awareness about drowning prevention, and is specifically geared towards educating youth about beings after in and around the water. This is critical here in Hawaii because...

  Senior Fraud Awareness Day to raise awareness of scams targeting kupuna

Financial fraud isn’t just an increasing problem – it’s increasingly targeting seniors.

  Surf competition to raise money for Boys To Men Mentoring

It’s called Full On Foil and is a surf competition that aims to raise money for Boys To Men Mentoring.

  Beat event raises money for American Heart Association

The Beat Event will help to raise awareness and prevention of heart disease for people in Hawaii.

  CO2 concentration in Earth’s atmosphere has reached its highest level in 800,000 years

New data from Mauna Loa Observatory shows that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere has reached its highest level in 800,000 years.

  Microplastics beach cleaning machine undergoes testing in Hawaii

We spoke with Jean-Felix Tremblay and Samuel Duval, two of the minds behind the Hoola One project.

  NFL players to host youth football camp this weekend

A couple NFL stars are here in Hawaii for the Family Foundation’s Inaugural Hawaii football camp.

  Foodie Fix: Ranking the flavors of Spam

It’s time for your Foodie Fix and we have from Frolic Hawaii Lee Tonouchi here to talk a little it about our favorite breakfast meat ... Spam!

Volunteers work together to help clear invasive mangrove at Heeia fishpond

The effort to restore a thriving and abundant He’eia fishpond has been ongoing for the last 20 years as 4,800 linear feet of fishpond wall has already been rebuilt.

  Multiple events to take place across the state for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is coming up tomorrow.

  Dream expert analyzes two violent dreams

Dream expert Paul Unkrur is here to interpret two violent dreams.

  HPD officer honored for fight against drunk and drugged driving

MADD Hawaii and Toyota are honoring Captain Ben Moszkowicz of the Honolulu Police Department with their inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.

  Kauai’s mayor discusses the delay on reopening Kuhio highway

The state recently decided to push back the opening date for Kuhio highway, after last year's historic floods.

  Stamp out Hunger has begun with USPS

This Saturday, May 11, 2019, your US postal carrier is trying to raise money and food for the hungry.

  XLR8HI offering support for businesses

Growing new businesses requires moxie, money and mentorship.

  Emergency Preparedness Fair to offer tips and tools for preparedness for natural disasters

The Mililani Emergency Preparedness Fair is coming up this weekend.

  25th annual Race for the Cure opens Mother’s Day weekend

Susan G. Komen Hawaii is launching registration for the 25th annual Race for the Cure.

  Here’s a breakdown of the successes and failures in this year’s legislative session

Hawaii News Now political analyst Colin Moore is here now to break down successes and failures at the capitol.

  Parade of Farms showcases Waianae products

It will be on Saturday, May 4 from 10AM-4PM at Kahumana Organic Farm.

  Illuminate Twilight walk for Queen’s Medical Center west Oahu

The fundraiser will help the hospital offer more services to the community.

  Hula, Hawaiian music and books featured in this years Hawaii book and music festival

The festival will feature performances by local musicians as well as books from local and national writers.

  7th annual Hope Gala to benefit American Cancer Society

This year’s theme is Midnight in Venice.

New book on the life of Rap Reiplinger to be released this weekend

Rap Reiplinger was one of Hawaii’s most famous comedians. If you’re from here, you probably know him from one of his legendary skits. Replinger, the man who gave us Aunty Marialani and countless other memorable characters, died unexpectedly back in 1984. Initially we were told it was an overdose..

  Geek Beat: Chatterbox, Ulta Beauty app, bitmoji games

There’s a new app for Ulta Beauty that allows people to virtually try on makeup.

  A year after historic flooding on Kauai and Oahu, residents look to improve flood insurance plans

Here are some tips on how to better protect your home before flooding.

  3rd annual Faith Summit on homelessness

The third annual Faith Summit happens on May 3 at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

  Hermes renovates space in Waikiki

Hermes has renovated its space in Waikiki.

  Sunrise Shape Up: Yoga

This morning on Sunrise Shape Up, Unyqe fitness joined us to do some simple yoga.

  HCC fashion students showcase their designs for annual fashion show “The Collective”

Honolulu Community College students show us their works for the annual "The Collective" fashion show.

  Kau Coffee Festival starts this Friday

The Ka'u Coffee Festival starts Friday and runs through the whole of next week.

  New bike campaign promotes buffer zones on the streets

Three feet, it’s the law.

  Connie Mitchell from IHS talks helping homeless

Connie Mitchell from the Institute for Human Services joined us to talk more about the homeless issue.

  Sen. Mazie Hirono and Sherry Menor-McNamara talk 6th annual Hawaii on the Hill

The 6th annual Hawaii on the Hill is happening on June 11 to 12 at Washington D.C.

  Taylor Inouye is back with a sweet dessert suitable for vegan diets

Taylor Inouye gives us the recipe for lemon vegan cakes -- a sweet dessert that suits restricted diets.

  Keauhou to continue May Day tradition

The Hawaiian Airlines May Day tradition continues.

  Students to stir up some lemonade for charity

Students of all ages have been perfecting their recipes for Lemonade Alley this Saturday.

  Local restaurants to create spam-themed dishes in Spam Jam event

Local restaurants will be serving up some spam-themed dishes next weekend!