Hoa Aina O Makaha Hale Burnt Again


Excerpt from email from Gigi Cocquio:
[The] Hoa Aina O Makaha Hale [has] been burned again Sunday, February 22, 2009.
This is the third time that this has happened.
Animals were stolen in the past and a few days ago more animals and orchids were taken.
Owners of the farm lit two candles saying, “One for those who destroyed the Hale because they hurt themselves even more by doing this, and the other one for us because we need to believe that something beautiful will come out from this experience.”
The school children that use the farm for educational purposes were shocked, some of them were crying, as were some of the teachers. Many of them were quiet, but in their eyes you could see the questions and the shock of how something so close to them could be destroyed. A parent came by and said her child told her about the Hale being burnt, she was shocked and really angry. Some supporters want to activate the night watch again.

The owners of the farm are praying that the rain may wash away any anger and clean their hearts so that they can start with community help to rebuild the Hale that has been a symbol in the community during the past thirty years.

To view the news link click here.

Monetary donations to help replace the hale and stolen items may be sent to: Hoa Aina O Makaha, 84-766 Lahaina St., Waianae, HI 96792. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, email contact@hoa-aina.org.

Ceded Lands Sales Moratorium Bill to Be Heard March 4

SB1677 – Relating to Lands Controlled by the State, is scheduled to be heard on Wed. March 4, 2009, 9:30am, in room 329. Testimony may be sent to: HAWTestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov
To view the full notice click here.

Help Support the Hawaiian Crusaders Baseball team!

This Sunday, March 1, from 9am – 4pm The Hawaiian Crusaders baseball team will be having a car wash at the Nanakuli Butler Building to help raise funds to go to South Carolina in August 2009. The Hawaiian Crusaders will be the first team from Hawaii to do so.
The tickets for the car wash are being pre-sold.
The cost is $10.00 for cars and small trucks and $12.00 for vans, SUV’s and larger trucks. Semi-trucks will be done for a donation of your choice.
With this car wash, you will also get a mini plate lunch and drink.
This is a drive up service, so you don’t even have to get out of your car if you don’t want to. But if you would like to get out and sit under the tent and enjoy the beautiful Nanakuli coast you are more then welcome to do so.
If you would like to purchase a ticket, please call Marilyn at 808-291-0741 with the amount of tickets you will need. If you know any other family members or friends that would like to get their car washed, please let them know.

What better way to get your car washed, have lunch, and support our kids.
Mahalo for your prayers, love and support.
Roy, Marilyn & Mana Kaululaau

Legacy Land Conservation Program assists MA`O Organic Farm with the acquisition of 11 acres in Lualualei Valley, Oahu


From the DLNR Legacy Lands Conservation Program website:

In January 2009, MA`O Organic Farm secured the protection of 11 acres of agricultural land in Lualualei Valley, Oahu, with the help of funding from the Legacy Land Conservation Program. MA`O Organic Farm works in the Waianae community to cultivate a renewed relationship between community, land, and food that transforms the current industrialized model of agriculture into one that returns to aloha ‘aina.

For more information, please visit:

http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw/llcp/legacy-land-conservation-program-projects-new

Kamaile Plans for Extended Learning Time in House and Senate Concurrent Resolution

Click here to view the House and Senate Concurrant Resolution.