Miracles in Aloha

Greg Maples, PCC VP of Culinary Services

Related by Greg Maples, PCC VP of Culinary Services, July 2022 We all know that the Polynesian Cultural Center is a place of miracles. Greg Maples shared two miracles that happened in the Hale Aloha. Every day before Hale Aloha opens for guest seating, an employee goes around and lights the tiki torches. There is […]

Elvis co-star revists the Center

Irene Tsu, who co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1966 movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style, that was partially filmed at the Cultural Center during the summer of 1965, revisited “the set” for the first time since then in April 2023.

Silina Turaga Aina: Growing up at the Center

Silina Aina

It’s safe to say Silina Turaga Aina grew up as one of a small group of keiki at the Polynesian Cultural Center when her parents — Meleki and Sophia Turaga — were among the earliest people in the 1960s to work in the Fijian Village . . . and she’s still here, displaying and sharing her skills as a long-time weaver in the Hawaiian Village.