Monday, August 30, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENT: Hawaii Ag Conference 2010 scholarships available

This message is from the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii

Aloha teachers and students,

The 2010 Hawaii Agriculture Conference that is coming up on September 23 & 24 at Ko'olina, O'ahu may be of interest to you all. Please visit the conference website to determine your interest.

This year we are fortunate to have several scholarship sponsors for teachers and students. Please seriously consider applying.

To apply fill out the scholarship application

and registration form

On the registration form line where it says total please write in "applying for scholarship." The deadline for scholarship applications is 9/13. We will inform you about the outcome of your scholarship by 9/14.

Should you be able to attend we look forward to meeting you and spending a few days together learning and sharing and working together to build a sustainable agriculture sector for Hawaii.

Mahalo to the generous sponsors who help make these scholarships possible: A & B Foundation, Ulupono Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, CW Associates, CPA's, Hawaiian Earth Products and Pioneer HyBred Int. Inc.

Women of Waianae Urge Governor to Release $3m for LCC-Waianae

Click HERE to view the WOW letter.

Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund - Application Process Open!


PH: (808) 768-5001
FAX: (808) 768-5011


Funding will support efforts to preserve and protect lands that have cultural significance, abundant natural resources, and recreational value on Oahu

The Honolulu City Council announced that applications are now being accepted for awarding funds for land acquisition through an application process established by its Clean Water and Natural Lands Commission (Commission). Applications will be reviewed by the Commission, which will make recommendations to the City Council on projects to be funded through the Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund. Final selection of projects to be funded will be made by the City Council as part of the annual budget process. Applications are due October 1, 2010 at 4:00 P.M.

“The City Council has approved a total of five outstanding Oahu land conservation projects in the first two cycles of applications to this Fund,” said City Council Chair Todd Apo. “The Council encourages the public to work with the Commission through the application process and to provide input that will assist it in making its recommendations to the Council.” To date, the City Council has approved acquisition of the following conservation projects: Kukaniloko, Sunset Ranch, Honouliuli Preserve, Kunia Agricultural Research Station, and the Fong Plantation.

According to Commission Chair Marjorie Ziegler, the Commission has established an application process that reviews various criteria, including protection of watershed lands, historical or culturally significant land areas and sites, forests, beaches, coastal areas, and agriculture lands.
Proposed projects may seek preservation of these areas through acquisition of fee title or conservation easements. Ziegler said that the Commission will also consider factors such as the degree of urgency, financial support from other sources, and how a proposed project relates to the city’s existing budgetary or other priorities.

In 2006, Honolulu voters approved a charter amendment that set aside a portion of real property tax revenues for land conservation. In 2007, the Council established the Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund (Ordinance 07-18) and the Commission (Reso. 07-355 CD1). The Commission was established to advise the City Council on the use and expenditure of these funds. For more information about the Commission and the grant application process please visit

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Supporting Wai`anae Small Businesses...

Wai`anae's "A Small Kine Signs" Makes Custom T-Shirts, Banners, Stickers, and More!

Visit their website for more information:

Poka`i Bay Ditch Projects Update

The City is currently working on two projects along the Poka`i Bay ditch (see map HERE).

One is Pokai Bay Ditches Flood Control Improvements and the other Pokai Bay Ditch Access Ramp Reconstruction.

Pokai Bay Ditches Flood Control Improvements

Study to analyze the erosion of two Pokai Bay ditches.
Provide recommendations for ditch stabilization

Pokai Bay Ditch Access Ramp Reconstruction

Reconstruction of old/damaged access ramp
Concrete ramp show signs of deterioration

For more information, contact:

Jeoffrey S. Cudiamat, PE | Director and Chief Engineer

City & County of Honolulu | Department of Facility Maintenance

1000 Ulu'ohia Street, Suite 215, Kapolei , HI 96707

Telephone: (808) 768-3343, Facsimile: (808) 768-3381


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Land Grant Applications Available on DLNR Website

The FY11 Legacy Land applications are now up on the website at:


Molly Schmidt
Coordinator, Legacy Land Conservation Program
DLNR/Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Office: (808) 586-0921, Fax: (808) 586-0923

Wai`anae Hawaiian Civic Club Hosts Successful 75th Anniversary Celebration, Raises $1,000 for NPAC, and Debuts E Ala Voyaging Canoe Video!

Congratulations to the Wai`anae Hawaiian Civic Club (WHCC) for hosting a successful 75th Anniversary luncheon on 8/28/10 at Makaha Resort.

The Nanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Center (NPAC) performed at the event, and attendees donated $1,000 to support NPAC's goal of traveling to Scotland! (For more information about NPAC's fundraiser, visit

Another highlight was the debut of a video featuring the E Ala voyaging canoe, and the showing of another video telling the proud history of the Wai`anae Coast. The videos were produced by Sam Kapoi, Nick Smith, and others from Makaha Studios. (For more information about the E Ala, email Captain Sam Kapoi at

To support the excellent work of the Wai`anae Hawaiian Civic Club, contact Mele Worthington for more information (see letter attached below).

Click on the photo to zoom in.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Business Leaders Presentation on 10/11/10 in Maili

We are having a PSI Seminars BLP (Business Leaders Presentation) at my farm on Mon. Oct. 11, 2010. Print the flyer linked below and invite all of your ohana, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to this event. We want the Oct. Basic to be full of Waianae people and others and that is why we are hosting this event. Please let everyone know to come so they can all have more success in their lives.

Mahalo, Lily

Lily Cabinatan USW9893657
87-230 Kulaaupuni Street
Waianae, HI 96792
phone: 808-697-8769
cell: 808-372-5952

click HERE to view informational flyer.

Pet Kokua in Waianae- Event on Oct. 9

Come in for free microchipping, spay/neuter cards, pet food and other pet related items at Waianae High school on October 9th from 8 - 11 am.

Enjoy children's art work from Maili Elementary, Maili Bible School, and Makaha Elementary. Share this email with all friends and family and anyone who may have connections to those living in the Maili, Nanakuli and Waianae areas! Thank you and we hope to see you there!


Bianca Trombi Radojevic
Community Outreach Coordinator
Hawaiian Humane Society
2700 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI 96826
Office: (808) 356-2217
Fax: (808) 955-6034

Candidate Forum at LCC-Waianae on 10/11/10

From: Laurie Lawrence

Aloha Maile,

The students, faculty, and staff of Leeward Community College-Wai`anae cordially and enthusiastically invite you to participate in a Candidates Forum on Monday October 11 from 12:00-1:15. The forum will be held at the Leeward CC-Wai`anae campus at 86-088 Farrington Highway – behind the Cathay Inn and in front of City Mill. We hope to also have the forum videotaped for broadcast on `Olelo.

The general format of the Forum will be as follows:

1. Welcome and Introduction of each candidate by a Student Moderator.
2. Each candidate will give up to a 3-minute opening statement.
3. Each candidate will be asked the same questions, written by students in our POLS 110 Introduction to Political Science class, and will have two minutes to answer them.
4. Each candidate will give up to a 3-minute closing statement.
1. Informal talk story with candidates if time allows.

We are holding a voter registration drive here at our campus and are encouraging students to vote in the general election. Students would like to hear from each candidate on their views on several issues that are important to the students as members of the Wai`anae Coast community.

We sincerely hope you will participate in this forum.


Laurie Lawrence

Associate Professor, CC/Academic Coordinator

Leeward Community College-Wai`anae

86-088 Farrington Highway, Suite 201

Wai`anae, HI 96792

(808) 696-6378

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Call to Educators -- Hawaii Green Collar Institute

From: Malama Learning Center


We would appreciate your help in recruiting participants for an exciting new program for Leeward Oahu's high school and college students regarding "green" jobs. Please see the message below and the links to application materials for the Hawai'i Green Collar Institute.

For more information, please contact me directly or


The Hawai‘i Green Collar Institute (HGCI) is now open for Leeward O‘ahu high school and college students. HGCI’s new program will introduce students to environmental and climate change issues in their communities and open doors to future jobs in environmental or “green collar” careers.

Over four weekends spanning five months (October to March), students will visit sites on O‘ahu to learn about food security, waste and recycling, energy, and the health of our oceans and streams. On these visits, they'll gain hands-on experience with jobs that relate to each site and also interact with professionals to better understand those jobs. They'll also work in teams to complete an educational project that benefits their community.

Upon completion of the program, including a group project, students will receive an award of $200 as well as exposure to many new jobs that take care of our island home.

To apply, students must complete an application and submit two reference forms, all due on September 1, 2010.

Click HERE for Application Instructions.

If the $25 application registration fee would be a hardship on your family, click HERE for an application for a scholarship to cover the registration fee.

For more information, contact or call 692-8200 ext. 2252.


Malama Learning Center
P.O. Box 75467
Kapolei, HI 96707

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cheap Grass!

Hey Everyone,

Just an FYI - the grass company up Lualualei Valley Homestead Road is going out of business and is selling lawn grass for very cheap: $1.40/square foot. Sale ends soon.


Summer Miles
Director of Education
(office/fax) 696-5569

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Our Lady of Keaau Facilities Are Available for Events

A Legacy of Caring for Hawaii's People

The Our Lady of Keaau facilities are primarily for organizations, schools, and churches for conferences, business meetings, retreats, and celebrations.

The facility is for daytime use only. For the safety of the guests and liability purposes, alcohol is not permitted on the premises.

Groups that use the longhouse are responsible for the set-up of tables and chairs.

The address is 83-300 Farrington Highway. The phone number is 696-7255. Sister Beatrice Tom is the chief administrator of the center. Please call the center directly to book a date or for further information.

To learn more about Our Lady of Keaau visit their website at
or contact:

Cheryl Tamura

Development & Communication Director

St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii

2228 Liliha Street, Suite 205

Honolulu, HI 96817

Ph: 808-547-8032

FAX: 808-547-8034


A Legacy of Caring for Hawaii's People

St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii is now on Facebook. Become a friend!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Waianae Tigers Football Midget Division seeking donations!

Click HERE to view donation request letter from the Tigers' coach.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Updates from Hawaii People's Fund


The summer is speeding by faster than ever! Hawai‘i People's Fund fall grantmaking cycle is coming right up.

Don't forget that proposals must be received by September 1st.
The latest version of the application is on our website.

This was posted in Grants Station last week and may be of interest.

Grants Strengthen Arts and Cultural Organizations
Kresge Foundation: Facility Investments and Building Reserves Grants
The Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture Program provides support to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the U.S. through Facility Investments and Building Reserves Grants. This initiative is part of the program’s Institutional Capitalization focus area, which is designed to strengthen the long-term financial health of arts and cultural organizations.

Organizations may apply for two types of grants: Facility investments grants support both project costs and the creation of a building reserve, with priority given to renovation and repair projects. On occasion, new construction projects will be supported. Building reserves grants are designed to seed or enhance a fund to support the ongoing maintenance and replacement needs of an organization over time. Start-up organizations and those organizations that are government-owned are not eligible to apply. Preliminary applications are due September 15, 2010. Visit the Kresge Foundation’s website to submit an online application.

How's your fundraising?

Did you know there is a professional organization that supports and mentors those who are doing this critical work for our nonprofits and grassroots organizations?

The Aloha Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is seeking applications for its Po‘aha Fellows Program. Click below to go to the AFP website. The application for the fellows program is posted there. The deadline is Thursday, August 26 at 6 pm.

Hawai‘i People's Fund Annual Dinner is on November 13.

This is when we can raise funds for the year of grantmaking. Your help in our having a successful event will be much appreciated! Stay tuned for details.


949 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 100 | Honolulu, HI 96814 US

August 2010 Community Events Calendar from Wai`anae Neighborhood Place

Ka Wahi Kaiaulu – Waianae Neighborhood Place

Location: 85-979 Mill Street Waianae, HI 96792

Mailing Address: 86-226 Farrington HWY. Waianae, HI 96792

Phone (808) 696-4598 Fax (808) 697-1502


August 2010
Schedule of Events

8/2 – most DOE Public Schools start

8/2 – Kamehameha Schools Applications being Accepted– Deadline 9/30/2010 - Kamehameha School Community Learning Center at Nanakuli # 668-1517

8/2, 8/16, 8/31 – Ho’ohulili Planning Meeting – Waianae Neighborhood Place # 696-4598

8/7 – Making Preserves from Local Fruits & Limu – Malama Learning Center - # 527-9107 [Advanced Registration REQUIRED]

8/9 – Keiki Steps will resume for the 2010-2011 School Year – INPEACE-Keiki Steps # 620-9043

8/9, 8/23 – Family Conference Planning Meeting – Waianae Neighborhood Place # 696-4598

8/12 – Leeward Housing Coalition Meeting – Waianae Community Outreach # 696-5667

8/12 – 2nd Thursday Resource Meeting – Waianae Community Outreach # 696-5667

8/14 – Mayoral, Congressional and Gubernatorial Candidate's Forum - Lanikila Pacific - # 356-8532

8/18 – A Day in the Life of a Native Hawaiian Youth Foster Care & Their Cultural Needs-Workshop – Provided for Resource Guardianship, Adoptive & Kinship Families – Warm Line # 545-1130

8/19 – Waianae Community Children’s Council General Business Meeting – Waianae Community Children’s Center # 697-8320

8/20 – H O L I D A Y – Admissions Day

8/25 – Ka ‘Ahahui Ho’owaiwai Na Kamali’i A Wai’anae General Meeting – Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center # 668-2314

8/31 – September Events & Activities DUE to WNP – Waianae Neighborhood Place # 696-4598

Native Hawaiians and Army talk about Iwi Kupuna

From: Native Hawaiian Liaison Office, USAG-HI []

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Native Hawaiians and Army talk about Iwi Kupuna
By Dennis Drake, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs

HONOLULU - More than 50 people attended the first-ever Native American Graves Protection and Reverend Kaleo Patterson, a NAGPRA Workshop Participant, asks the Workshop panelists about processes.

Repatriation Act workshop sponsored by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Native Hawaiian Liaison Office and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement at the Hale Koa Hotel, July 29.

Among those attending were representatives of Native Hawaiian organizations, community leaders, and concerned citizens.

The purpose of the workshop was to share the NAGPRA statute with the Native Hawaiian community and explain the process by which Native Hawaiian organizations and lineal descendants may claim human remains, cultural items, and items of cultural patrimony.

NAGPRA, a 1990 federal law, requires federal agencies, which include military installations, to inventory and return Native American cultural items - human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects or objects of ancestral cultural heritage - to lineal descendants and/or culturally-affiliated Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations.

Native Hawaiian community members participate in a workshop on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act at the Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki.

In May, the Army notified the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office and the Oahu Burial Council of the inadvertent discovery of human bone fragments by Army-contracted archaeological and cultural monitors during routine construction at Schofield Barracks.

As part of the NAGPRA process and USAG-HI's Inadvertent Discovery Plan, the Army will be querying the community to identify potential claimants. The Army will consult with the claimants on the final disposition of the remains.

"In anticipation of this action, we decided to conduct this workshop on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and to invite Native Hawaiian organization representatives to participate, to learn more about the law, and enable them to make an informed decision as to whether or not participation in this process is appropriate," said Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, USAG-HI, in his opening remarks. "We share a common interest. We both want to do what is right and proper, we both want to act with integrity and honor, and we both take responsibility for the tasks before us."

The workshop began with an overview of NAGPRA by Kerry Abramson, USAG-HI and
8th Theater Sustainment Command attorney, followed by Dr. Laurie Lucking, USAG-HI archeologist, who covered the garrison's responsibilities under the law.

A lunch panel by June Cleghorn, U.S. Marine Corps archeologist, and Dawn Chang, a consultant on Native Hawaiian cultural issues and former Hawaii deputy attorney general who drafted a similar state law following enactment of NAGPRA, discussed the sensitive nature of these issues.

"I can't stress the importance of early consultation, working with families and other interested parties, when discoveries of cultural items are made," Chang said.

"The sharing of information is so important for many reasons," said Annelle Amaral, Native Hawaiian liaison, USAG-HI. "For the community, access to this type of information empowers Native Hawaiians to care for our kuleana. For the Army, the workshop was the opportunity to better explain these sometimes confusing laws and procedures."

The afternoon consisted of open discussion and questions between attendees and workshop presenters.

"It is hard for Hawaiians to speak of burials because these matters were always "huna" (secret). Usually, someone was designated in the family who dealt with such matters," said Phyllis Coochie Cayan, who attended the workshop on behalf of Hui Kako'o 'Aina Ho'opulapula, a Native Hawaiian organization.

Since NAGPRA's inception, 38,671 remains; 1,142,894 funerary objects; and 4,303 sacred objects have been transferred to lineal descendants, culturally-affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations throughout the United States.

The Native Hawaiian Liaison to the Hawaii Army Garrison Commander was created to build relationships between Army soldiers and their families with the Native Hawaiian community.

Annelle Amaral, Native Hawaiian Liaison
808.655.9694; 808.753.1895

Wai`anae Health Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2010 Fall semester

Click HERE to view informational flyer.

Candidate Forum for Gubernatorial, Mayoral & Congressional Candidates 8/14/2010 At UH Manoa

Click HERE to view informational flyer on the forum.

Free Appliances, etc....

From: Mary Schmidtke

Aloha All---we are demo'ing our last neighborhood soon and will have usable ovens/refridgerators/washer/dryer and even kitchen cabinets, all of which we are willing to give away for free!! If you knows of any non-profits, etc. who might need or want some.......doesn't even have to be a non-profit---could be a needy family or friend...... If you know anyone they can contact me at:

Mary Schmidtke
Hickam Communities

Pass the word if you can.....

PVT Fundraiser for Nanakuli High Performing Arts Program

Click HERE to view a flyer for the event which includes ticket information.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Update on BWS Water System Improvement Project on Farrington Highway

From: Kurt Tsue [] On Behalf Of FarringtonProjects


The Board of Water Supply (BWS) wishes to extend its thanks and appreciation to all of you one the Leeward Coast for your continued patience and understanding regarding the BWS’s necessary water system improvement projects along Farrington Highway.

Construction crews have finished replacing a vital 24-inch transmission main that carries approximately 60% of the drinking water into the Leeward Coast between Haleakala Avenue and Black Rock. The BWS would like to thank the community for its collaboration throughout the project. Working together, the BWS was able to modify the traffic control plans to open the emergency access bridge to help alleviate traffic back up.

Meanwhile, the second phase of this project to replace the 24-inch main between Black Rock and Aliinui Drive is continuing. Because this area is outside of a residential zone, work is being conducted at night to help minimize the traffic impact on the community. The Contractor has placed additional crews on the road and in the shoulder area in an effort to keep the project on schedule. Currently the lane closure area is from the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill to the end of the Kahe Power Plant. We have posted reduced speed limit signs in the construction zone to aid in the safety of both the men working in the construction site and the public driving through the construction site. An electronic signboard will be placed near Ko’olina this week to have the drivers aware of the potential delays. Working hours of construction for this phase of the project is 7:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The anticipated completion date for this project is in March 2011, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

The BWS will continue to keep the community apprised as we work to complete this critical water system improvement project. If you have any questions or concerns about this project, you can contact contact Okada Trucking Co. at 841-0138. Please also continue to visit and click on the Farrington Highway projects icon or call 748-5310 to hear a voice recording with the weekly updated project and traffic pattern information. Questions and comments can also be sent to or to the BWS Construction Section at 748-5730.

Mahalo nui for your continued patience,

Kurt Tsue
for FarringtonProjects
Communications Office
Board of Water Supply

Promise Neighborhood meeting on August 24th

From: Sharlette Poe

Aloha All,

We are sending out this notice early so that you can mark it in your calendars. We will be having another informational meeting on our Promise Neighborhood project (Ke Ala Hanau Moku) on August 24th at 6:30pm. The location of this meting is still to be determined, but at least you can make a note of this in your calendars and pass the word on, too, since it is early enough.

The purpose of this meeting is to inform more of our community members and residents about the project and how they can be part of this community changing initiative. Please pass this information along to your network of people on the Wai'anae Coast as well. The more people we include in this effort the more support we can garner, which means that the impact we make will be wide spread and last longer.

Mahalo for your time, attention and efforts.

Sharlette Poe

Ms. Sharlette L. K. Poe, Jr.
Sharson Monument & Restoration, Inc.
Waianae, Hawaii
Phone: 808-426-4047
Cell: 808-699-9956
Fax: 866-875-8186

August LCCW Newsletter

From: Leeward Community College at Waianae []

Aloha LCCW 'Ohana,

Please check out this month's LCCW Newsletter:

Leeward Community College at Wai`anae
86-088 Farrington Hwy. #201
Wai`anae, HI 96792
Phone: (808) 696-6378
Fax: (808) 696-4024

Monday, August 9, 2010

Women of Wai`anae (WOW) is having a Yard Sale

When: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 & 12, 8am-2pm

Where: Corner of Ala Poko St. and Pokai Bay St. (Wai`anae, across Hannara's Restaurant)

Why: To raise funds for scholarships for Wai`anae Coast residents

Yard sale donations sought; if you are interested in helping, email or call 696-4677.

WOW Announces 2010 Scholarship Winners
Message from Karen Young, WOW president

These are the photos and names of winners of the Women of Wai'anae 2010 Scholarships:

Grandwinner 2010 : Florence Eli-Adams, pursuing a degree in Education

Grandwinner 2010 : Errol Kia`i Lee, pursuing a degree in Liberal Ars, and Social Work

Runner up 2010: Destiny Keliikoa, pursuing a Teaching Degree

Runner up 2010: Nicole Kila, pursuing a degree in Health Administration

Runner up 2010: Shawn Clarene Kalawa, pursuing a degree in Early Education.

The Women of Wai'anae is small group of women who have yard sales and tea parties throughout the year to produce scholarships for Wai'anae residents who have gone back to college or a job training program. We thank all of you who helped in any way - as donors, customers, and helpers. A big congratulations to our winners -- we wish them every success !!

w/aloha, Karen

Women's Health Day September 10 @ WCCHC

Please click HERE to view informational flyer!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Papa Mau Piailug & E Ala Videos, and Reminder: Sign Petition to Help Bring E Ala Canoe Home!

Photo by Richard Ambo, The Honolulu Advertiser

Help urge the City to allow the E Ala voyaging canoe to be permanently dry docked at Poka`i Bay by signing on to the Petition.

E Ala Captain Sam Kapoi has posted some new videos -- check them out!

Remembering Papa Mau Piailug: Life in a Day Version:

To learn more about the E Ala, watch the news story from Hawaii News Now.

Other Media Coverage of the E Ala Canoe’s Wai`anae Coast Sail (April 20-May 1, 2010):

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tropic Lands Industrial Park Contested Case Hearing on 9/9/10 & Petition

The contested case hearing against Tropic Land's industrial park proposed for Nanakuli is scheduled for 9/9/10, 9:30am, in the Kakuhihewa state building in Kapolei. Written testimony should be submitted to the Land Use Commission (LUC) at:

Land Use Commission
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
State of Hawaii
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804-2359
Telephone: (808) 587-3822
Fax: (808) 587-3827
Office Location:
Room 406, 235 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96804-2359
Click Here

Check the calendar on the LUC website for the hearing notice (which had not been posted yet as of 8/7/10. Information regarding a Petition against the proposed industrial park is below.

On May 14, 2010, at 10:35 AM, Johnnie-Mae Perry wrote:

Hi Maile:

...The Concerned elders of Wai'anae, Nani O Wai'anae, KAHEA, American Friends Service Committee, Wai'anae Historical Society and others are running a petition drive [see description below]. [Could you please post on your blog so that any interested persons can sign the petition if they wish to do so?]


Petition In Support of a Truly Sustainable Plan for the Wai'anae Coast
We support maintaining Wai'anae as a rural community and agricultural center for O'ahu. That is why we oppose the industrialization of our agricultural lands, including the industrial park proposed for the Tropic Lands parcel in Lualualei Valley.

We urge the city and County of Honolulu to adopt the Wai'anae Community Sustainability Plan Update without any industrial zones on agricultural land in Wai'anae.

A unified effort of The Concerned Elders of Wai'anae, Nani O Wai'anae, KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance, American Friends Service Committee, Wai'anae Historical Society, and many others committed to supporting the rural community of the Wai'anae Coast. Return completed petitions to or 808-524-8220. For more,


Johnnie-Mae L. Perry
Concerned Resident of 96792


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Local Caterer & Event Planner Aika Makaula Available for Hire

On 7/2/10, fire knife dancers Sherwin Ramos and Owen Watson performed at a luau in Wai`anae to bid aloha to visiting students from Michigan. The event was organized by Aika Makaula.

Aika Makaula of Wai`anae provides excellent catering and event planning services. For more information, call 808-203-3844.

Click on the arrow below to watch the video of the fire knife dance!

"Mt. Keala" Band of Wai`anae Plays Traditional Hawaiian Music

Email Received by Rep. Shimabukuro:


My name is Barry Naone, I am a part of a Hawaiian trio called Mt. Keala and we play traditional Hawaiian music. If you ever need entertainment please feel free to give me a call (808) 330-4435. I live on the Waianae side too.

Be Blessed,
Barry Naone

Donations Sought for Nanakuli High & Intermediate Performing Arts Center's Scotland Trip

Rep. Shimabukuro (left) posed with Nanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Center (NPAC) director Robin Kitsu, who received an honorary certificate from the Legislature at the benefit concert on 7/31/10. [Click on the photo to enlarge]
Senate President Colleen Hanabusa (left) presented NPAC director Robin Kitsu with the honorary certificate, and addressed the crowd at the fundraiser. [Click on the photo to enlarge]
NPAC needs to raise several more thousands of dollars to pay for the students to attend the Scotland festival. Click on the flyer to enlarge.
The NPAC students wowed the crowd with their performance on the Nanakuli High & Intermediate field.
Click on the arrow to watch the video!

On 7/31/10, the Nanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Center (NPAC) held a benefit concert at
NHIS to raise funds for their trip to Scotland. The "Journey to Scotland" concert was a big success,
featuring local musicians and hula halau, as well as vendors who paid fees to support NPAC.

Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, Rep. Karen Awana, and Rep. Shimabukuro were on hand to present
an honorary certificate to NPAC director Robin Kitsu. Kitsu has dedicated 20+ years of his life to NPAC,
which is open to students all along the Leeward Coast.

NPAC needs much more financial support to ensure they can get to Scotland. Click HERE to view a flyer
listing the amounts they need to raise.

For more information, visit:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wai`anae Coast Cultural Park & AARP Videos

Click on the links below to view the streaming internet videos of:

-- William Aila Presents: Wai`anae Cultural Park program

Here are the `Olelo air dates for "William Aila Presents: Wai`anae Cultural Park program":

8/25/10 11:00 am Wed NATV 53

9/1/10 11:00 am Wed NATV 53

9/15/10 11:00 am Wed NATV 53

9/22/10 11:00 am Wed NATV 53

Message from Rodlyn Brown:

"This is a show that was taped with William Aila on 7/26/10. I hope that each of you will be able to give me some of your time to get this project up and going. I feel very strongly about what we can do, and what needs to be done to create this entire project. If you can give any of your time please get in touch with me at 696-6564."
Mahalo nui loa, Rodlyn


Wai`anae Hawaiian Civic Club 75th Anniversary Celebration

Click on the image to enlarge it.

Film Featuring A Beloved Wai`anae Coast Kupuna: Uncle Jay Landis

Please visit the following link to view the film!

The film is by Ed McGrath, and former Makaha Elementary School teacher.


The Department of Land and Natural Resources’(DLNR) Legacy Land Conservation Program (LLCP) is seeking applicants for grants from the State Land Conservation Fund to fund the protection, through acquisition, of lands having value as a resource to the State of Hawai‘i.

“The Legacy Land Conservation Program provides an annual source of funding for the acquisition and conservation of watersheds; coastal areas, beaches, and ocean access; habitat protection; cultural and historic sites; recreational and public hunting areas; parks; natural areas; agricultural production; and open spaces and scenic resources,” said Laura H. Thielen, DLNR Chairperson.

State agencies, county agencies, and non-profit land conservation organizations may apply for funding. Proposed projects may include acquisition of fee title or conservation easements. County agencies and non-profit project applicants must be able to provide at least 25 percent of the total project costs.

The 2010-2011 application cycle may provide approximately $4 million in grants, awarded through a competitive process and subject to any budget restrictions. Ten percent of the State’s land conveyance tax is set aside annually in the Land Conservation Fund for the purpose of protecting Hawai‘i’s unique and valuable resource lands. Project applications will be reviewed by the Legacy Land Conservation Commission, which will nominate projects for funding.

Projects are subject to the approval of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, consultation with the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, review by the Department of the Attorney General and the approval of the Governor. Final awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Earlier this year, the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved and Governor Lingle released approximately $3.3 million from the Land Conservation Fund for seven projects to acquire and protect properties that have value as natural or cultural resources to the State. The release of these State funds helped secure approximately $9.5 million in matching federal, county, and private funds toward the protection of these lands.

Since its inception in 2006, the Legacy Land Conservation Program has awarded an average of $3.4 million in grant funding per year, protecting a total of approximately 7,220 acres of lands having natural, cultural, and agricultural resource value, and leveraging a total of about $37.8 million in matching federal, private, and county funds.

Starting July 30, 2010 the 2010-2011 LLCP Grant Application and instructions are available at

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 16, 2010.

For more information on the Legacy Land Conservation Program, please visit or call (808) 586-0921.

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30 second news in brief: State and county agencies, and non-profit land conservation organizations may now apply for grants from the State Land Conservation Fund to acquire lands for resource protection. Funding can be used for conservation of watersheds; coastal areas, beaches, and ocean access; habitat protection; cultural and historic sites and much more. For information, contact the Legacy Land Conservation Program at 586-0921.

Ka`ala Farm E-Newsletter

Ka`ala Farms' latest e-newsletter can now be accessed at their website.

Go to (or copy and paste into new browser window) and click on "News."

All their e-newsletters are available at the bottom of the page for viewing or download.

Monday, August 2, 2010

OMPO online survey --- respond by tomorrow (Friday 9/3)

From: "Marian Yasuda"
Subject: Reminder - the deadline to respond to the OahuMPO online survey is looming


The OahuMPO has posted a survey on its web site and we ask you to take the time to voice your concerns and lend your support for projects that are being considered for inclusion in the Oahu Regional Transportation Plan 2035. Your input now will impact transportation on Oahu for many years to come!

Please go HERE to complete the survey. The deadline for response is Friday, September 3. Please share this information with your family, friends, colleagues, fellow board members, and others interested in Oahu's future.

Thank you,
Marian Yasuda, Community Planner
Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization
707 Richards Street, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone (808) 587-2015
Fax (808) 587-2018

Pa Ola Hawaii Fundraiser

Aloha e Maile,

Our lomilomi hui- Pa Ola Hawaii is having a beautiful fundraiser in Waimanalo this Sat. at uncle Alva Andrew's hale.

Please spread the word.
Call Oluolu @ 397-1253

Click HERE to view event flyer