In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

HI Now celebrates three years of telling Hawaii’s stories

Giving a voice to restaurants and small businesses

Three years ago on April 16, HI Now went on the air for the very first time. Since then, the lifestyle television show has shared so many wonderful stories showcasing the best our islands have to offer. And today, after such a challenging year, it’s been a privilege for HI Now to be a voice for those who need support most, like our local restaurants and small businesses.

It’s undeniable the last year has been full of obstacles, but we’ve managed to make it through together. HI Now hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson are taking a look back at some of the show’s best moments over the last year as we look ahead on a brighter future.

HI Now is all about adventure and exploring the beauty the islands have to offer. With traveling out of the picture in 2020, the hosts made sure to get outside and appreciate hikes like the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail on Oahu’s eastside. Next, to the leeward side, where they took on the Supsquatch — an over-sized inflatable stand up paddle board!

In 2020, HI Now also helped to commemorate landmark events like the 75th commemoration of the end of World War II. In honor of this historic event, the hosts made a visit to the USS Missouri for a one-of-a-kind tour and a walk back through history. As part of the commemoration, 14 iconic WWII Warbirds arrived in Honolulu. One of those was the amphibious PBY Catalina, and Gibson got the chance to take the flight of a lifetime and talk story with its pilots.

If you’re a fan of the show, you know the hosts are always eating and finding the best restaurants around town. Some of those included lobster rolls from FEAST, Katsu Sando 808’s delicious new offerings, sweets from Aloha Confectionery, and even vegan hot dogs from Muki Dogs in Kaimuki. And that’s just to name a few!

After all that eating, the hosts had to remember that fitness is essential. That’s the motto of local gym Flexx Fitness located in Dole Cannery where the hosts got their sweat on!

HI Now is proud to continue to tell the stories of Hawaii and support the community’s restaurants and small businesses. Mahalo for watching! The best is yet to come!