Merrie Monarch

Merrie Monarch Group, Overall Results

April 3, 2016, 2:04 AM HST
* Updated April 4, 5:30 PM
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Photo credit: KAPA Hawaiian FM.

Photo credit: KAPA Hawaiian FM.

It has been a long time since Johnny Lum Ho and the wahine of Hālau o Ka Ua Kani Lehua has been on top at the Merrie Monarch Festival.

Lum Ho’s Hilo hālau swept the major awards in ladies hula Saturday night on the final night of the Merrie Monarch Festival at the Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-Purpose Stadium. Hālau o Ka Ua Kani Lehua won Friday night’s Hula Kahiko competition and Saturday night’s Hula ‘Auana before taking home the big prize, the Wahine Overall title.

It was the first group and overall win on the wahine side for Lum Ho’s hālau since 1993.

Saturday night was also a big night for O’ahu’s Hālau Nā Mamo o Pu’uanahulu, who took home the men’s Hula ‘Auana and overall titles. It was the first ‘Auana victory for the Kapahulu hālau since 2009 and first overall kāne title since 2008.

Hālau Hula ‘O Kahikilaulani was named the winner of Friday night’s Hula Kahiko. The Hilo hālau, under the direction of Kumu Nāhōkūokalani Gaspang, won the category for the first time since 1991.


Group Wahine Hula Kahiko results


First place: Hālau o Ka Ua Kani Lehua – 592 points

Second place: Hālau Manaola – 586 points

Third place: Hālau Hi’iakaināmakalehua – 582 points


Fourth place: Hālau Nā Mamo o Pu’uanahulu – 579 points

Fifth place: Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha’eha’e – 578 points

Group Kāne Hula Kahiko results

First place: Hālau Hula ‘O Kahikilaulani – 607 points

Second place: Ke Kai O Kahiki, – 601 points

Third place: Hālau Nā Mamo o Pu’uanahulu – 596 points

Fourth place: Kawaili’ulā – 590 points

Group Wahine Hula ‘Auana results

First place: Hālau o Ka Ua Kani Lehua – 610 points

Second place: Hālau Mōhala ‘Ilima – 608 points

Third place: Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha’eha’e – 607 points

Fourth place: Hula Hālau ‘O Kamuela – 599 points

Fifth place: Hālau Nā Mamo o Pu’uanahulu – 597 points

Group Kāne Hula ‘Auana results

First place: Hālau Nā Mamo o Pu’uanahulu – 618 points

Second place: Hālau Hula ‘O Kahikilaulani – 595 points

Third place: Ke Kai O Kahiki – 592 points

Fourth place: Kawaili’ulā – 591 points

Wahine Overall results

First place: Hālau o Ka Ua Kani Lehua – 1,202 points

Second place: Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha’eha’e – 1,185 points

Third place: Hālau Manaola – 1,181 points

Kāne Overall results

First Place: Hālau Nā Mamo o Pu’uanahulu – 1,214 points

Second Place: Hālau Hula ‘O Kahikilaulani – 1,202 points

Third Place: Ke Kai O Kahiki – 1,193 points

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