A Symbol of Hope and Resilience in Pahoa, Hawaii

  After facing multiple hurricanes, tropical storms and now the threat of lava, the residents of Pahoa are trying to hold on to a symbol of strength and hope. At the center of their town are three Monkeypod trees that have not only provided shade and shelter, but are also a representation of the resilience of this small town. City council is planning to cut these trees down to make room for an expansion of their new fire station. While […]

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Triple Triathlon Winner Mirinda Carfrae

The crowd shouted and clapped in celebration with today’s come-from-behind victory by Mirinda Carfrae of Australia. This is her third win in the pro women’s division of the IronMan Triathlon World Championship.

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A Family’s Suffering and Reward at IronMan 2014

The Costen family explains how running and training for the IronMan has taught them to “suffer well” in hope of what will be produced.

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IronMan Champion: “Never judge your life because of one bad day”

After nearly quitting and flying home, Sebastien Kienle of Germany became the champion of the 2014 IronMan Triathlon World Championship. Footage: Jeff Rogers, Scott Borgert Editing: Jeff Rogers

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Iron Strong Families at IronMan Triathlon

Iron Strong Families at IronMan Triathlon

The Sharp family from New Zealand came to cheer on their “mum” who is racing in the 2014 IronMan World Championship When asked, “What would you say to your mum right now?” her youngest, Talitha, said, “This is really hard.” And she followed with, “My mum is faster than yours.” Photographers: Anna Tolan & Clemency Neville

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  • Lava Threatens Hawaiian Town of Pahoa

    Lava Threatens Hawaiian Town of Pahoa

    Pahoa in South East Hawaii is an eclectic mix of styles, cultures and ways of life. But life as they know it could soon change forever. Since June 27th, lava that once flowed south east from the volcanic vent, Pu’u O’o, has shifted north through forests toward Pahoa. Wildfire spreads out in the fields and forests west of Pahoa. The black and reddish flow creeps across the jungle terrain and at times in underground lava tubes beneath the tropical canopy. […]

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  • Hurricane Iselle Glances Off Hilo To South

    Hurricane Iselle Glances Off Hilo To South

    Hurricane Iselle veers south to the Puna district of Hawaii Island. Rochelle Potter and Justin Torrance of Grassroots News provide commentary from Hilo, Hawaii.

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  • Hurricane Iselle Felt In Punalu’u Beach

    Hurricane Iselle Felt In Punalu’u Beach

    Well before the brunt of Hurricane Iselle arrived on the southeast shores of Hawaii Island, heavy tides surprised long-time residents.

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  • Hawaiians Prepare for Back to Back Hurricanes

    Hawaiians Prepare for Back to Back Hurricanes

    For 22 years no hurricane has crossed the Hawaiian Island chain. Today, hurricane Iselle arrives, the first of two storms expected to hit Hawaii this week. Anticipating the storms, local residents are boarding up storefronts and shopping for last-minute supplies.

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  • Awaiting Hurricane Iselle in Na’aleu, Southernmost U.S. Town

    Awaiting Hurricane Iselle in Na’aleu, Southernmost U.S. Town

    For 22 years no hurricane has crossed the Hawaiian Island chain. Today, hurricane Iselle arrives, the first of two storms expected to hit Hawaii this week. Anticipating the storms, local residents are boarding up storefronts and finding shelter.

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  • Rivers Of Lava Escape New Vent In Hawaii

    Rivers Of Lava Escape New Vent In Hawaii

    New fissures in the Pu’u o’o vent have spawned several outbreaks of lava flows since June 27, 2014. Paradise Helicopters flew filmmaker, Michael Lienau, visitors from Australia and GNI reporter, Jeff Rogers, to the new vent. The USGS says that though these are “vigorous” flows, no homes in Puna or Hilo are endangered.

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  • 1st Hawaiian Church Named Endangered Historic Site

    1st Hawaiian Church Named Endangered Historic Site

    Mokuaikaua, Hawaii’s first church is named the 11th most endangered historic site. On Alii Drive in Kailua Kona, Kahu David De Carvalho of Mokuaikaua Church addressed the media and local church leaders.

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  • Hawaii’s GVS TransMedia Accelerator Begins

    Hawaii’s GVS TransMedia Accelerator Begins

    In Kailua Kona, filmmakers, investors and state officials gathered at the new Honua Studios for the announcing of the 6 GVS TransMedia Accelerator projects to receive mentorship from business and entertainment experts and seed capital from private and public partnerships for new innovative businesses in the state of Hawaii.

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  • 4 Years of Grassroots News International

    4 Years of Grassroots News International

    In four years Grassroots News International (GNI) has leapt from vision to reality. Through ENG news reports, photojournalism and mobile media, our reporters have shed light on major news events like Japan’s Tsunami, the Phillipine Typhoon, Hawaii’s Iron Man triathlons and Rwanda’s Genocide Recovery. Some stories spread quickly when picked up for statewide, national and international broadcast. Other stories caught viral surges. Many quality stories still earn “long tail” viewership. Some GNI stories became movements for social reform. To date, […]

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