Ironman Passes Through Waikoloa Village

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South Kohala residents and resort guests lined Queen Kaahumanu highway last Saturday to cheer on Ironman triathletes on the second leg of the event — a bike race from Kona to Hawi and back, 112 miles. This, after completing the 2.4 mile swim in Kailua Bay and then followed by a hot 26.2 marathon all to be completed by midnight, qualifies as an official finish.

Waikoloa WiliWili Festival

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Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative hosted the annual Wiliwili Festival on September 27th at the Waikoloa Village association Stables. This is a Waikoloa Village annual celebration to honor the big island of Hawaii’s native dry land forest and the endemic wiliwili flowering season, the festival offered guided tours of the Forest Preserve manage the initiative, which is dedicated to the revival of the native dryland forest that once was typical on arid lands surrounding Waikoloa Village.