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Get ready to enjoy some aloha at home with Turtle Bay Resort's Hapa cocktail. The Hapa is a drink that will surprise and delight you with its uplifting tropical flavors and refreshing hint of mint.
First of all, what does hapa even mean? The term originates here in Hawaii from the Hawaiian word for "half", "part", or "mixed". Hapa basically refers to any person of mixed ethnic heritage. The Hapa cocktail at Turtle Bay Resort gets its name from it’s unlikely mix of coconut and mint. The unique cocktail does have people going nuts over it’s creamy blend of coconut paired with fresh sprigs of mint.
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Founded by musician Jack Johnson and his wife Kim, the Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation’s (KHF) mission is to support environmental education in schools and communities across Hawai‘i.
In 2017, Turtle Bay Foundation recognized KHF with $10,000 and its special Community Award. The funds were used to build and implement programs in North Shore schools to teach farm-to-table learning, recycling and plastic reduction.
It’s an exciting new chapter at Turtle Bay – five new Laysan albatross chicks have hatched at Kahuku Point, marking an important milestone after adult albatrosses have attempted to nest in the area for half a decade.
These chicks signal hope for the long-term establishment of a new colony of these near-threatened status species.
We owe this monumental success to the hard work of our friends and partners at the North Shore Community Land Trust who, with the help of thousands of volunteers, have been restoring Kahuku Point since 2015.
To Adam Borrello, a '88 Leilehua graduate raised among the pine fields of central Oahu, the North Shore is a magical place. An avid surfer, Adam has always cared deeply for the natural beauty and rural character of North Shore. Fond memories of pine and cane fields from Wahiawa –– "The Gateway to the North Shore" –– down to Haleiwa inform his perspective and vision for this special place. The same geographic area is also the mission area for the North Shore Community Land Trust, where Adam was recently named the executive director.
This past December, Turtle Bay Foundation held its fifth annual awards dinner, giving out $135,000 in grants and scholarship to 147 nonprofit organizations and students. The evening also celebrated Turtle Bay Resort’s passionate commitment to preserving and enriching O‘ahu’s North Shore through programs, organizations and individuals who are making a difference.
Eighty-three nonprofit grants were awarded to organizations making a significant impact on the North Shore in five specific areas including: