2016 Mahi‘ai Match-Up Gala


The Mahi‘ai Match-Up gala was created to recognize and celebrate
the winners and most importantly, to reinvigorate and promote the movement towards food security in our state.

Please join us as we celebrate agricultural innovation and
simultaneously raise funds for grants and scholarships for talented
new agricultural leaders.

Enjoy a fun evening featuring:

  • Specialty beer from Honolulu Beerworks
  • Pūpū Stations by The Pig & The Lady, Pili Group,
        and Highway Inn
  • Live entertainment by up-and-coming musical group,
        Keauhou, and Na Hōkū Award winner and two-time Grammy-         nominated group, Hoʻokena
  • Silent Auction
  • Presentation of Mahiʻai Match-Up Agricultural
       Business Plan Contest Winners


Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Pōmaika'i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery Iwilei


For questions, please contact Melissa Ibrao at (808) 534-3966 or melissa@pauahi.org.

Key Dates

Jan. 26, 2016: Registration opens
Feb. 29, 2016: Registration & business plan summary deadline
April 1, 2016: First round finalists notified
May 23, 2016: Business Plan deadline
June 17, 2016: Finalists notified
July 2016: Presentation to judges
July 30, 2016: Gala Event - Winners announced

Application Checklist
  • Registration Form
  • Three (3) proofs of Hawai‘i residency
  • Business Plan Summary
  • Financial Analysis

* Right of Entry will be made available upon 1 month after necessary information received. Land will be made available with free ground lease rent for up to 5 years, once land agreement is signed. Contestants must pay Real Property Tax during the time of their lease. After year 5, contingent on the winner successfully implementing their plan per milestones to be mutually agreed upon by lessee and KS, the land may be leased for a longer term at normal KS agricultural lease rates.