Visitors grab top Heiva I Kaua‘i honors

  • Mike Teruya / Special to The Garden Island

    Leila Christene Manibog of Rahiti dances to the top of the Vahine 13-15 age group during the Heiva I Kaua‘i at the Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Mike Teruya / Special to The Garden Island

    Hunnay Demello of Te ‘E‘A o te Turama dances to the top of the Junior Vahine championships during the Heiva I Kaua‘i at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A shopper watches as Kanani Beniamina selects a Ni‘ihau shell for her developing creation Sunday during Heiva I Kaua‘i at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kanani Shintani shows off a unique Ni‘ihau-shell lei that was available at the Heiva I Kaua‘i at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The youth of Te Vai Uranui perform an exhibition aparima Sunday during Heiva I Kaua‘i at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A solo Te Vai Uranui dancer performs an exhibition ahupurotu Sunday during Heiva I Kaua‘i at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dancers from Te Vai Uranui execute a formation following their exhibition aparima Sunday during Heiva I Kaua‘i at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Chief Miko of Te Wai Uranui welcomes his halau’s exhibition otea performers Sunday during Heiva I Kaua‘i at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Emcee Cathy Teri‘ipaia works with keiki from the audience in a Tahitian routine as Te Vai Uranui musicians set up Sunday during the Heiva I Kaua‘i at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Performers with Te ‘E‘A o te Turama work through their Group-Ahupurotu number Sunday during the Heiva I Kaua‘i at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dancers from Te ‘E‘A o te Turama form a group formation following their performance in the Group-Ahupurotu competitive phase Sunday during the Heiva I Kaua‘i at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

Rahiti, a halau from California, came to Kaua‘i and captured the lion’s share of awards from the Heiva I Kaua‘i that wrapped up Sunday afternoon at Kapa‘a Beach Park before hundreds of people.

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