UPDATE: Tickets Still Available for MA`O Farm’s Annual Fundraiser on 9/5/09

5TH annual MA`O ma TOWN Fundraiser

SEPTEMBER 5, 2009, 6-9pm
Downtown @ The Hawai’i State Art Museum

UPDATE: Tickets still available! Credit Cards now being accepted for ticket purchases, donations, and auction purchases. Call 696-5569 or email info@maoorganicfarms.org

Enjoy gourmet food featuring organic and locally grown produce. Live entertainment. Silent and live auctions (donations sought, see below).

Individual Tickets: $125
Tables: $5000 & $2000 for 8 people

Use the following link to reserve a ticket or make a donation:

MA’O is a social enterprise movement growing ‘ono organic foods and energetic young leaders. Proceeds from MA’O ma Town supports the education of a new generation of leaders working for a sustainable Hawai`i nei.


We write to ask for your support of MA’O Ma Town — the annual fundraising event for MA’O Organic Farms in Wai`anae.
Thanks to past donations, we raised $15,000 in the silent and live auctions last year which supported scholarships for MA’O youth to enroll in an Associate in Arts degree program at Leeward Community College, earn a certificate in Community Food Systems, and attend conferences in San Jose and Philadelphia, as well as host a successful conference for other Oahu youth (featured in the Honoulu Weekly: http://honoluluweekly.com/feature/2009/06/young-and-hungry/)
We are happy to report that the 5th annual MA’O Ma Town will take place on September 5, 2009 at the Hawaii State Art Museum.
We ask you to consider donating an item or service to this year’s silent and live auctions.
To Donate, please click here, or on the following link and fill out the form as instructed:
We will arrange for pick up and provide a tax deduction letter based on the information you have provided us.

Thanks again so much,

Silent Auction Committee:
Wei Fang wei@maoorganicfarms.org, Kristine Yoo yooky820@yahoo.com, Maile Shimabukuro maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com


info@maoorganicfarms.org • http://www.maoorganicfarms.org/ • 808-696-5569

WCRC, P.O. Box 441, Waianae, HI 96792

Waianae’s Hawaiian Crusaders are Cal Ripken Champs!

Aloha Maile,

I’m writing on behalf of Paradise Chapel’s baseball team The Crusaders.

In the past week this Crusader’s team competed at the Cal Rip-Ken Baseball Tournament in South Carolina.

The team is made up of elementary aged students who come from the Waianae Coast.

While there, they earned an undefeated record and won the tournament to return home as Champions.

We are extremely proud of their accomplishment and this is a very proud moment for them and for our community.

Thank you for your time.


LouAnn Kaaloa

For more information about the Hawaiian Crusaders, visit: http://hawaiiancrusaders.blogspot.com/

LCCW – Higher Education Opportunities

Leeward Community College, Waianae (LCCW)/Waianae Education Center offers courses to meet the requirements for a two-year degree, and access to UH 4-year and graduate degrees online through distance learning.

Click here to view a recent informational postcard that LCCW mailed out.

Contact information:
86-088 Farrington Highway
Suite 201
Waianae, Hawaii 96792

Mai`li Warriors Car Wash Fundraiser


Can you please pass along to everyone that the Ma’ili Warriors Peewee football team will be having car wash fundraisers on Sun 8/30 at Waianae Store from 7am-3pm? We are asking for donations. We are raising money to go to Molokai and play a game against the Molokai Farmers. Our game is scheduled the weekend of Halloween. It would be difficult for the Molokai football team to come to Oahu every weekend to play football.

I would also like to coordinate something where our players can contribute to our community.


Runda Troutman
Ma’ili Warriors Peewee Team Manager

Sidebar Widgets

This is an archive for announcements posted as widgets in the sidebars.

Click image above for the latest traffic updates.

Photo by Danny Kim.

Click image above for the latest traffic updates. Click image below to go to Sen. Shimabukuro’s Facebook traffic forum.

DOT Lane Closures

Latest info for Oahu.

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8/29/15, 1-4PM

84-575 ‘Upena Street, Saturday, Aug 29, 2015, 1-4pm. Click image for more details.

Join Sen. Shimabukuro and representatives from the following organizations: Congress (reps from Sen. Hirono, Sen. Schatz, and Rep. Takai), DOT, OMPO, City & County of Honolulu, DHHL, Neighborhood Board, and others. Update from 7/16/15 meeting here.

An Important Message 2/13/13

Free Advocacy Training Feb. 26

Early Childhood Ed Rally 3/14/13


Register by 8/31/14

1st Annual Oahu Open Studios is seeking artists from the Leeward side. Click image for details.

Click here for the latest announcements.

Latest Updates!

Traffic Advisory

Click image for latest HART & DOT announcements.

December 2014

Nov. 30, 2014

Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Luau – Honoring both Uncle Buffalo & Aunty Momi Keaulana. Click image for details.

Nov. 15, 2014

Register up to the day of the tournament

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Credit cards accepted.

Sep. 20, 2014, 4-8pm

Hoa Aina O Makaha Evening Under the Stars
Farm to Table Dinner
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Aug. 15, 2014

Wai’anae Military Civilian Advisory Council Golf Tournament at Makaha Valley Country Club
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Girls Grades 9-12!

Join to design It! Build It! Launch It! Click image for details.

Please Support

Please help to send two Wai’anae HS students to the 36th Annual Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) National Leadership Conference/Competition in Nashville, TN, June 24-29, 2013. Click image for details.

Elections 2014

Every Friday until Aug. 1.
10 AM to 4PM.
Also Saturday July 5.

July 25, 5pm (RSVP)

At Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center in Nanakuli.
Hawai’i: A Voice for Sovereignty
The End of Poverty
Life and Debt

5:00 – Pupus & dinner
5:30 – Intros & films
6:30 – Guest speakers
7:15 – Small gp. discussions
8:00 – Large gp. feedback
Featured speakers: Jon Osorio & Ilima Long
Free & open to public.
RSVP 454-4713 or waianaefilmseries@gmail.com

July 20, 1-4pm

Wai’anae Boat Harbor

July 19, 5-9:30pm

Makaha Community Park

Aug 29, 2014

Representative Jo Jordan

District 44 Updates:
11.15.11; 3.12.13; 5.14.13; 8.8.13

Councilmember Kymberly Pine

City Council District One Updates:
4.23.13; 5.2.13; 5.14.13; 6.10.13; 8/5/13

June 14-15, 2014

Father’s Day Weekend! Sponsors & Advertisers Needed. Click image for details.

April 27, 2014

Yard Sale Apr. 12-13, 8am-2pm

Women of Wai`anae fundraiser – scholarships for nontraditional college students from the Wai`anae Coast. 86-024 Glenmonger Street, Waianae, HI 96792 (corner of Glenmonger St. & Pokai Bay St.). Donations accepted. Contact Karen Young at 696-4677 or kgsyoung@hotmail.com

Apr. 4, 2014, 5-7pm

March 1, 2014

WaianaeCCPC@gmail.com or call 265-3419
Beach Clean-up March 1, 2014, 9am-11am. Click here for details.

Registration & Petition

Native Hawaiian Roll Commission

Feb. 15, 2014

Sponsored by Women of Waianae. Click image for details.

Jan. 11, 2014

Wai‘anae Coast Preschool Readiness Day

11/23/13 – 5:30-11PM

Waimea Valley
59-864 Kamehameha Hwy.
Waimea Valley, HAWAII 96712

Nov. 15, 2013

Inaugural E Ala Voyaging Canoe GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER BANQUET 11/15/13Registration Deadline 11/8/13. Makaha Valley Country Club. Three-person team, scramble. Click image for details. Click here for tournament registration packet.
Update 9/20/13
Update 10/27/13

Yard Sale Nov. 9-10, 8am-2pm

Women of Wai`anae fundraiser – scholarships for nontraditional college students from the Wai`anae Coast. 86-024 Glenmonger Street, Waianae, HI 96792 (corner of Glenmonger St. & Pokai Bay St.). Donations accepted. Contact Karen Young at 696-4677 or kgsyoung@hotmail.com

Deadlines 7/19/13 & 9/16/13

Seeks Applicants for Land Acquisition Funding – summary deadline 7/19/13; full application deadline 9/16/13

Meeting 9/3/13

Topic: Hawaiian Home Lands Audit. Host State Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Clayton Hee
7/24/13. 10am-4pm
Capitol Conf Rm 229
8/14/13. 1-5pm
Capitol Conf Rm 229
9/3/13, 2-5pm
HI Convention Center
Registration required.
Click image for details.

Classes Begin 8/10/13

Register now. Click image for details.

8/9/13, 12pm-7pm

Waianae Public Library Summer Book Sale. “Bag Your Own Books!”

Yard Sale Aug. 3-4, 8am-2pm

Women of Wai`anae fundraiser – scholarships for nontraditional college students from the Wai`anae Coast. 86-024 Glenmonger Street, Waianae, HI 96792 (corner of Glenmonger St. & Pokai Bay St.). Donations accepted. Contact Karen Young at 696-4677 or kgsyoung@hotmail.com

July 28, 2013

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013



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May-June Every Saturday

Every Saturday in May and June from 5-7pm
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June 26, 2013


June 15-16

Seeks sponsors and advertisers. Click image for details.

3/20, 5/9, 6/13

School Readiness Projects Events at Waianae Mall:
Ohana Easter Fair 3/20, 3-6 pm
Mother’s Day Event 5/9, 5:30-7:30pm
Father’s Day Event 6/13, 5:30-7:30pm
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June 1, 2013 – 9am

Gather at Makaha Marketplace. Then pule kakou & disburse to the 2 adopt-a-parks, Keaau & Maunalahilahi. Close at Lahilahi Beach Park for lunch & fellowship. Call John Desoto 695-8951 or Emily Auwae 216-4886. Click image for details.

Meeting 5/30/13

Request for Illegal Tire Dump Information. Contact John Valera: john.valera@doh.hawaii.gov

Meeting announcement; agenda.

May 25-27, 2013

WOMEN OF WAIANAE YARD SALE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! Scholarship fundraiser. 8AM-2PM. 86-024 Glenmonger St. in Waianae, from 8am-2pm (corner of Pokai Bay St. & Glenmonger St.). Contact: Karen Young at kgsyoung@hotmail.com or 696-4677. Click image for details.

Click image for Student Essays!

May 28-30, 2013

May 28-30, 2013, Native Hawaiian Male Youth Conference. Free and limited to 200 male youth ages 15-18. Register by 4/30/13. Click image for details.

Deadline 5/20/13

Summer Reel Camps for girls age 13-19.

Limited enrollment – first come, first served.

ANIMATION: JUNE 24 – 28 | 8:30-4:00 pm

BASIC REEL: JULY 22 – 26 | 8:30-4:00 pm

Click here to apply.

Click the image above for more details.

May 16, 2013

Town Hall Meeting at Kapolei Hale, 6:30-8pm

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4/29, 5/4, 5/13

Pizza Hut Fundraiser on 4/29 & 5/13

Zumba Fitness Fundraiser 5/4

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5/8/13 – 5:30-7pm

Become a teacher!
Info session at Kamaile Academy Navigators’ Center.
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May 4, 2013

Annual Farm Open House, Sat., 2-5pm

Mar 1 – Apr 30

Open enrollment from March 1-April 30, 2013 for preschool. Click image for details.

Apr 24-25, 1 & 7:30pm

April 14

OMPO survey on transportation problems & solutions – please complete by April 14.

Mar. 2 & Apr. 6

Financial Aid One-Stop
Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center at Nanakuli, 89-101 Farrington Hwy, right next to Ka Waihona ‘o Na’auao Public Charter School. Open to eligible Wai`anae Coast high school seniors, college students and their ‘ohana. Click image for details.

April 6, 2013, 6pm

Join the Silent Vigil remembering victims of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) this Saturday 6PM at the Waianae Boat Harbor.

April 2, 2013

Abandoned Tire Task Force Meeting: 10:00 a.m.-12 noon at the AAFES Building, 919 Ala Moana Blvd, 5th Floor Conference Room (across from Ward Warehouse). Click image for details.

March 24, 2013

SPRING CELEBRATION fundraiser at the Sunset Cafe, Army Rest Camp, March 24, 2013, Sunday, 3- 6 PM.
Scholarship application deadline: May 3, 2013. Male or female may apply.
Click the image for more details.

March 22, 2013

Army seeks community input for marine study. Submit comments by 3/22/13. Click the image for more details. Click here for the document.

March 18-22

Hawaii State Senators are once again taking the event to the classroom with the “Ask Your Senator” project, to find out what our future leaders want to know about their State.Click the image for details.

March 16, 2-7pm

K9 Kokua Benefit at Chez. Click image for details.

March 16, 10-noon

Free Training for Housing Providers

March 5 & 6

2013 Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou at Ala Moana Hotel. Registration deadline Feb 28. Click image for details.

March 1, 2013, 3pm

March 1, 2013

Native Hawaiian Library services survey. Deadline 3/1/13. Click image for details.

Feb. 28, 7-8:30pm

“A series of public listening sessions so that you can tell us exactly what to do with traffic congestion.”

Feb 16-18, 23-24

37th Annual Buffalo’s Big Board Surfing Classic at Makaha Beach, Feb. 2013

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Feb. 16, 10-2pm

Wai`anae Mall: Come with your car, car seat, and child. Click image for details.

Feb. 14, 2013

Join anti-family violence advocates on Valentine’s Day, 3-6 PM, at the Hale Na’au Pono parking lot in Wai`anae. Click image for details.

Jan. 20, 10am-4pm

“Joining together in great numbers” to celebrate our Hawaiian nation!
At ‘Iolani Palace

Jan. 16 at 7PM

Dr. Shiva to speak on Food Justice and Sustainable Agriculture – Kapolei. Click image for details.

Jan. 10 at 9AM

Sen. Green will speak in Waianae on the Affordable Healthcare Act. Click image for details.

Jan. 9 at 8:30AM

Task Force on Abandoned Tires Meeting
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Aloha Sen. Inouye

In World War II, the Senator was a U.S. Army Captain, combat veteran, and Medal of Honor recipient.
Click the image for details of his life.

Dec. 2 Sunday 9:30am

Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel
Visitation 9:30am
Funeral Service 11:00am
Flowers Welcome. Donations may also be made to the Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club.
Click the photo for more details.

Please Support

As Hawaii State Jr. Pee Wee Division 1 Regional Champions, the team needs our support to compete in the National Pop Warner Super Bowl in Florida from 11/28/12-12/9/12. Click the image above for details.

Wai’anae Outdoor Fitness Area Fundraiser

Contact: Sam “Kamu” Kapoi
Click image for details.

Dec. 16, 11A-2P

Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club
3rd Annual Christmas Luau & Scholarship Fundraiser
Makaha Valley CC
Contact Lu Faborito 668-9006, Emily Auwae 216-4886, John DeSoto 351-5650
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Apply Now!

Free kindergarten readiness program for 3- and 4-year olds
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Dec. 1, 8, 15

12/1/12: “Live & Let Live” Kick-Off Celebration
12/8/12: “Adopt-a-Highway”
12/15/12: Christmas Parade Clean Up
Click here for details.

Sep 20-Dec 6

10AM – 1PM
Free Workshops
Free Lunch
Weekly Giveaways
Cooking Demonstrations
Family members welcome.
Register 696-4261
Click the image above for details.

Dec. 8, 4-9pm

NHIS Holiday Extravaganza!
Saturday at NHIS Football Stadium
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Oct 15-Dec 7, 2012

Open enrollment in 2013 plans. Click image for details.

Dec. 5, 9A-4:30P

Registration is now CLOSED. If you would like to be placed on the Waitlist click here.

Click here for more details.

Dec. 4, 5:30-7:00PM

Learn more about the part-time/evening law school program and the admissions process. This program is tailored to meet the needs of students who have professional, financial, or family obligations that make it difficult to attend law school full-time. William S. Richardson School of Law, Moot Court Room (first floor), UH Manoa.

Dec. 1 Sat. 8-noon

Maili Point – meet across from Kaukama Road. Click here for details.

Nov. 23-24, 2012

37th Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Surfing Championships

Makaha Beach

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Nov. 17 at 4pm

Nanakuli HS in State Division II Football Semifinal. Aloha Stadium on Saturday. Opponent MIL power Lahainaluna. Click image for details.

Nov. 13, TUE, 10:30am

Public Hearing for the Proposed Adoption of Hawaii Administrative Rules Related to PLDC
Kalanimoku Building Conf Rm 132
1151 Punchbowl St.
Click image for details.

Nov. 3, 2012, 9am

Annual Veterans Day Parade in Waianae
From Pokai Bay Beach Park to the Waianae Mall.

June-Oct. 2012

Click the image for more information.

Oct. 21, 4-7pm

$25/person pre-sale.

$30/person at door.

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Oct. 18, 7-8:30pm

Good Beginnings Alliance & Be My Voice Hawai’i will be hosting a candidates forum on early childhood.
Update 10/15/12.

Oct 6 at 9am

“kNOw MORE” DV March

Meet at 85-888 Farrington Highway – Hui Hana Pono (old Hanarra’s).

Oct. 6, 9a-4p

One day only!

Oct. 7

Deadline to sign up for interactive booth 8/31/12

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Oct 4 9am-11am

Beach Clean Up at Pokai Bay

Meet at the bathrooms


Aug 3 & Sep 17

Application Summaries deadline 8/3/12
Full Applications deadline 9/17/12
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Sep. 15

US VETS Pai`olu Kaiaulu Open House September 15 + invitation to service providers
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Sep. 8-9, 8a-2p

WOW College Scholarships Fundraiser
At 86-024 Glenmonger St.
Donations needed, please drop off week of yard sale.
For more info, contact Karen Young at kgsyoung@hotmail.com or 696-4677.

Sep. 8, 9a-2p

NHIS Aloha Aina Robotics Fundraiser.
For more info, contact instructor Rick Enright at NHIS.
Click image for details.

Sep. 1, Saturday

Nanakuli Little League All Stars

Nanakuli HS Girls Varsity Softball Team

Nanakuli HS Girls JV Basketball Team

Team Hawaii 12 under Little League Girls Softball

(Click image for details.)

Aug. 26-31

Dr. Wesley Paul

Leeward Coast Revival

Waianae Baptist Church

Free dinner every night.

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Please Donate

State Champion Nanakuli All Stars needs help with travel expenses for Little League West Regional Tournament Aug 4-15 in San Bernardino, California. Click the image for details.

Aug. 25

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Aug. 23

Outrigger Canoe Club
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Rally Aug. 17

Stop Illegal Dumping!
Ma’ili Beach Park
Ka Wai Ola O Waianae
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August 11

Poi & Pa’i’ai Fundraiser to help send Manny to Sacramento.
Click the image for details.

August 3

3rd Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Homeless on Westside
Coral Creek Golf Club, 91-1111 Geiger Road, Ewa Beach
Click image for details and registration form.

July 31 at 6pm

Voice your concern.
At Sacred Hearts Church
Contact: Sophie Flores 668-7026
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New Deadline 7/31
Send comments to Kimura International, Inc., 1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1610, Honolulu, HI 96814. Fax: 808-941-8999. For more information, call 808-944-8848. Click the image for more details. Click here for update.

July 31

9AM – 1PM
Wai’anae District Park Multi-Purpose Room
Free & open to public.
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July 29

Makaha Valley Country Club – East Course
Sunday, July 29, 2012
7AM check-in
3-man Scramble
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July 28 at 10am

Convoy of Hope
Kapolei Fairgrounds – across from Wal-Mart
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July 25

“The Lorax” – Free movie and discussion on environmental and climate change issues with Sen. Shimabukuro and the Hawaii Institute for Human Rights, Wed., 5:30-8:00pm, KSBE Nanakuli Community Learning Center

June 4 – July 7

Waianae Library Summer program. Sign up begins on May 29. Click the image for more details.
Click here for the 6.19.12 update.
Click here for the State Library website.

July 7 & 8
Hamburger Steak Plate Fundraiser for Aspriring Waianae Student Manny Miles. Click image for details.
Manny Miles

June 1-29

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May 26, Sat. 8:30am

ZUMBA Fundraiser for Waianae Elem. & Nanaikapono Elem. PALS Robotics Teams
Click image for details.
Click here for earlier announcement.

June 20

Wed. 6/20/12
9AM to 11AM
Waianae Community Center (aka Satellite City Hall)
85-670 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792
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May 19, Sat. 8a-11p

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May 12, SAT. 4-8pm

“MA`O at the Crossroads”
Annual Fundraiser
At MA`O Organic Farms
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June 16, SAT.

Nanakuli/Maili/Waianae/Makaha Community Cleanup
Click here for details.

Apr. 25-May 11
Complimentary Early Reading Screenings for Grades K-3
Wednesday, April 25
Wednesday, May 2
Friday, May 4

May 5, SAT. 2-5PM

Open House
84-766 Lahaina Street, Wai`anae, HI 96792
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April 28

Junior Lifeguard Program Registration
@ Hale Nalu Surf Shop
Click here for details.

May 2 at 5:30PM

Public Listening Session in Wai`anae for Ocean Resources Management Plan. Wai’anae District Park Multi-Purpose Room, 85-601 Farrington Hwy., Wai’anae, O’ahu. Click image for details.
Wednesday, May 9
Friday, May 11
At Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center at Nānākuli
89-101 Farrington Highway, Wai‘anae, HI 96792
Click here for details.

April 28

2012 Hawaii Small Business Fair at LCC 8:30am-1pm. Click the image for details.

April 21, Sat.

Annual AARP Food Drive 9AM-3PM: Waianae Mall in front of American Savings Bank and in Long’s; also at the Waianae Store and Tamura’s Market.

April 20, Friday

Wai`anae Dist. Park
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April 16 at 6PM
Important Town Meeting: Medicaid QUEST, HealthCare Home

April 14

Saturday, April 14, 2012 – Noon to 8 p.m.
Nānākuli High & Intermediate School, 89-989 Nanakuli Ave. Wai‘anae, HI 96792
Admission Free
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April 14

Keaau Beach Clean Up
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March 31, 2012, Sat.

Aloha `Aina Earth Day at Wai`anae HS
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April 7, 2012, Sat.

Royal Egg Hunt at Iolani Palace
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March 28 at 7PM

Wai`anae Coast Flood Mitigation Town Hall Meeting at Wai`anae District Park

March 24 – 8AM-Noon

Lualualei Beach Park I&II March 24.
Check-in at the Pizza Hut parking lot in back.
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Fundraiser Golf Tournament
Mar. 21, 2012, Klipper Golf Course, Kaneohe Marine Corps Base

Kapua Education Forums

March 15, 20-22
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Update 3/12

March 14

Lawmakers Listen Town Hall Meeting hosted by Rep. Jo Jordan
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‘Ohana Day 3/10

March 10, Saturday
William S. Richardson School of Law

June 16, SAT.

Place Name Photo Scavenger Hunt
Pūnana Leo o Wai‘anae
89-135 Farrington Hwy, Waianae
Click here for details.
Click here for the 5.12.12 update: registration form & promotional video.

Fundraiser March 10

Mike S. Aweau Jr.
Click the image for details.

March 8-10

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June 16-17

Ahi Fever 2012
Father’s Day weekend
Click here for details.

Vote for E Ala Video

Vote for video featuring E Ala canoe Captain Kamu Kapoi by March 1

Prince Kuhio 2012 Legacy Contest

Entry deadline Feb. 29

Free Bulb Exchange

Feb 4 – Hale Nalu Surf Shop
Feb 11-12 – Wai`anae Store
Feb 18-19 – Tamura Super Market
Feb 25-26 – Wai`anae Store


OHA Class on Entrepreneurship

Registration Deadline March 1
Kapi`olani CC
March 6-May 3
Tues-Thurs 5:30-8:30PM
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Volunteers Needed

People’s Path Clean-Up & Beautification on Feb. 12, 7:30am-noon, Maili Point, sponsored by Sen. Maile Shimabukuro and others

Please Kokua

Wai’anae Coast Elementary Students Heading to New Hampshire Summer Robotics Camp: Support Needed

NB #24 and #36
For Wai`anae Coast Neighborhood Board #24 meetings and agendas, click here.
For Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board #36 meetings and agendas, click here.
Or click the tab at the top of the page.


Help Wai‘anae youth leaders from MA`O Organic Farms, Searider Productions & Makaha Studios journey to New Zealand in summer 2012. Click for more details.


Waianae Kick-a-thon
March 3, 2012
Waianae Peace Center
Next to Hale Nalu Surf & Bike
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Kea`au Beach Park Closure

Kea`au Beach Park Closure Hours Notice + UPDATE.
Kea`au Beach Park Will Be Closed on 3/6/11, Then Reopened As A Public Campground
Legislators Visit Kea`au Beach Park
Kea`au Beach to be Discussed at Meeting on 6/10; Homeless Update

Click here for latest updates.

Weather Warnings & Natural Disasters
Click here for the latest AccuWeather advisories, watches & warnings for the Wai`anae Coast (zip 96792).

Click here for the latest National Weather Service reports. In the “Select a county or area” box, select “Waianae Coast.”

The Voice of the Students

A journal for papers written by students in senate district 21 (Ka’ena Point, Makua, Makaha, Wai’anae, Ma’ili, Nanakuli, Kahe Point, Ko ‘Olina, Honokai Hale, Kalaeloa). Click here for details about the journal and submitting student works.

Authored by Sen. Shimabukuro

Click image for updates.

Hearing Aug. 28 Challenging 12,000 Homes Planned on ‘The Best Agricultural Land’ on O`ahu (Located Between Kapolei & Waipahu)

Friends of Makakilo has challenged D.R. Horton-Schuler’s petition to reclassify over 1,500 acres of agricultural land in Kapolei to residential zoning. The challenge will be heard by the Land Use Commission (LUC) on August 28, 2009. The following is the hearing information:

What: Contested Case Hearing against D.R. Horton-Schuler’s plans to build 12,000 homes on agricultural land in Kapolei

When: Friday, 8/28/09, 8:30am

Where: LUC, Leiopapa A Kamehameha Bldg., 235 S. Beretania St., Conf. Rm. 405

Who: Friends of Makakilo has filed the challenge to the proposed development

Why: Opponents say the land in question is “the best agricultural land” on Oahu

How to Testify: Come in person, or send an email (luc@dbedt.hawaii.gov), or send a fax (587-3827)

For more info: Visit http://stophoopili.com/ or call Dr. Kioni Dudley at 672-8888

To view D.R. Horton-Schuler’s petition, click on the following link:

To view the 8/24/09 front page Star-Bulletin article entitled: “Developer Plans 12,000 homes on ‘the best agricultural land’ on O`ahu, click on the following link:

UPDATE/MAHALO AD re: Donations pour in for Waianae’s Project Grad

Apologies for this delay!

This Mahalo Ad ran in the Westside Stories.

Thank you again to all who responded and helped the 2009 Project Grad become a reality.

REMINDER: Project Grad is an annual event that the families and supporters of each graduating class work very hard on to ensure the seniors have a safe and enjoyable celebration. Please support these efforts every year!


June 5, 2009

Donations pour in for Waianae’s Project Grad

Last-minute appeal gains enough to give seniors a graduation to remember

By Will Hoover
Advertiser Staff Writer

WAI’ANAE — Gail Gomes awoke bleary-eyed yesterday morning to repeated phone calls from people offering to give her thousands of dollars.

“At 7 o’clock this morning my phone is ringing and people are going, ‘I have money! I have money! I have money!’ ” Gomes said later in the day, still stunned by the barrage of calls. “And they weren’t just calls from Wai’anae. They were from Kailua and all over the Island. I even got a call from Japan!”

Many of the callers said they didn’t have much, but they could give $100, or even $200.

Gomes quickly realized folks were calling to donate to Wai’anae High School’s Project Graduation, the all-night, substance-free senior party set for tonight, following the commencement ceremony on campus.

Wai’anae High’s Class of 2009 had hustled long and hard to raise enough money to finance the party. But by midweek, with deposits paid for the venue, meals and buses, the seniors’ Project Graduation coffers were still $10,000 short, said Gomes, the event chairwoman.

In desperation, Gomes made a plea for help to state Rep. Maile Shimabukuro, D-45th (Wai’anae, Makaha, Makua).

“I said, ‘Can you pop this on your blog?’ and praying that I could at least get some money,” Gomes said.

With less than 60 hours until party time, Shimabukuro decided to make an 11th-hour appeal to the public for contributions.

“These kids deserve a night of fun for all their hard work,” said Shimabukuro.

By 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thelma Dreyer, assistant communications director for the state House of Representatives, had issued a Shimabukuro press release that listed Gomes’ mailing address and telephone number. It said Gomes would personally pick up any donations.

The problem was Gomes — who was feverishly Twittering appeals of her own to anyone and any organization she could think of — never got the word about the press release. She went to bed Wednesday night fretting about the fate of Wai’anae’s Project Graduation celebration.

“My husband looked at me and said, ‘My God, you look like Popeye the Sailor,’ because my eye was swelling shut,” said Gomes. “And I said, ‘It’s stress! I’ve got to find money!’ “

Instead, the money found her, first thing yesterday morning.

The Advertiser yesterday published a four-paragraph news brief on its My Communities page. Hawaiian 105 KINE Radio deejay Billy V saw the article and began talking about it on his 5 a.m. program.

“I read the article just before we went on the air,” Billy V said. “And then I mentioned it in my first break in the morning and I said, ‘You know what, I’m going to throw in a hundred dollars from me personally, so if anybody else wants to, the information is in the newspaper.’ “

He posted the article on the radio station’s Web site and advised callers to check it out. He also broadcast a link to the article via Twitter, and posted another link on his Facebook page.

Gomes’ telephone started bouncing off the hook shortly thereafter. By noon, she had enough money to pay off the party bills, with enough left over for door prizes.

By yesterday afternoon the news had reached some of the graduating seniors, who expressed their gratitude to all who cared enough to contribute.

“Thank you to all the people who donated,” said Samuel Spake. “We’re really happy now that we have a Project Grad and we won’t be disappointed on grad night.”

“That shows we’re supported by the community,” added senior Sean Bongo.

No one seemed more relieved than Gomes.

“Project Graduation is rolling forward,” she shouted. “I am overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone. And it’s wonderful.”



Seeking Applicants for Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund 2009-2010 Cycle

Interested parties may now apply for the City and County of Honolulu Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund 2009-2010 cycle to acquire real estate or any interest therein for land conservation within the City and County of Honolulu for the following purposes:

* Protection of watershed lands to preserve water quality and water supply
* Preservation of forests, beaches, coastal areas and agricultural lands
* Public outdoor recreation and education, including access to beaches and mountains
* Preservation of historic or culturally important land areas and sites
* Protection of significant habitats or ecosystems, including buffer zones
* Conservation of land in order to reduce erosion, floods, landslides, and runoff
* Acquisition of public access to public land and open space

For more information on the Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund, including a PDF fillable application, please visit http://www.honolulu.gov/council/cbc/cwnl.htm or email cclbc@honolulu.gov. Applications may be submitted starting August 1, 2009 and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 30, 2009.

Parents for Righteousness Conference on `Olelo

Maile spoke at the recent Parents for Righteousness conference regarding CPS issues. Here are the airdates:

Adoption Law (aka, Parents for Righteousness) Update
8/23/09 Sun 11:00 pm Channel 54

Makaha’s Own Pioneer Female Surfer Betty Winstedt

Here is a web page created by Donald Hutton featuring Maile’s interview of Betty Winstedt. Betty is a Makaha resident who is in her 90’s, and one of the pioneer female surfers. The web page includes links to a 45 minute video, 15 short takes of her haikus, and a couple of excerpts from the program about her pottery and trip to Peru. Here is the link:


The program will also be aired on `Olelo the following dates and times:
Betty Winstedt: A Legend
All on Channel 52
8/19/09 Wed 4:30 pm
9/8/09 Tue 5:00 pm
9/15/09 Tue 6:30 pm


THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 10 am – 2 pm

Bring old phone books (from home and office)
to WCCHC’s Central Walkway:
August 20th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

– AND –

Go to YELLOWPAGESGOESGREEN.ORG if you would like to be removed from the phone book delivery list. Information is always available online!

Sand Theft Issue

Dear Mr. Dexter Liu (City Parks Department):

I am writing to extend a heartfelt mahalo to Tom Lenchenko and his excellent City Roadside crew. This past weekend, the crew not only cleared the canal in preparation for the expected storm, but also responded to several neighbors’ concerns regarding theft of sand and 4- wheeling in the area.

I have attached a photo of the sand they cleared from the canal, and boulders they set up at the neighbors’ request. If there is any way to place boulders like this along the entire stretch of Pokai Bay street, we would be eternally grateful. People come and take sand from the beach on a daily basis, often by the truckload. Although we have repeatedly called the police, the wrong- doers are very difficult to catch since they move fast and often come in the middle of the night. Sand removal is a major environmental and safety concern, ie, loss of sand is causing rapid erosion, which will cause flooding and put the lives of residents at risk.

If government does not act fast to stop people from stealing sand across the state, we will be faced with major liability and lawsuit concerns in the near future. Mahalo for your consideration, and thanks again to your hard-working staff.

Rep. Maile Shimabukuro

UPDATE: Farrington Highway drainage, Vicinity of Lahilahi Road

Excerpts from the Response from Brennon Morioka, Director – Hawaii State Department of Transportation:

Dear Representative Shimabukuro:

In response to the requests from your constituents regarding clearing of the storm drain along Farrington Highway in the vicinity of Lahilahi Road, Work Order No. 30479 has been issued for this work [to be done].

[For further information on this issue,] call our complaint line at (808) 831-6714.
Very truly yours,

Director of Transportation

UPDATE: Camping permit shortages & concerns

Excerpts from Response of Lester Chang, Director of the C&C Dept of Parks & Recreation, to Maile’s email from the previous page re camping permit shortages and concerns:

Dated July 20, 2009

Dear Representative Shimabukuro:

Thank you for your [letter] regarding the issuance of camping permits on the Waianae Coast.

Due to the numerous requests for more campsites on the Waianae Coast, the Department of Parks and Recreation is currently looking into the possibility of adding more campsites to the existing parks where camping is allowed and to open new campsites at parks that are currently designated as picnic sites only.

A recommendation will be made to both the Waianae/Makaha and Nanakuli/Maili Neighborhood Boards to support the development of more campsites on the Waianae Coast.

City & County of Honolulu Department of Parks & Recreation