Wai`anae Kauhale Social Enterprises Is Hiring: Feb. 4 Deadline

From: J. Kukui Maunakea-Forth <kukui@maoorganicfarms.org>
Subject: Wai`anae Kauhale Social Enterprises is hiring!
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 11:09 AM

Aloha folks,

Kauhale Youth Education & Entrepreneurship Initiative, a merger of Wai’anae’s premier youth social enterprises, MA`O Organic Farms, Searider Productions and Makaha Studios, is looking to hire three positions including an Education Resource Specialist, an Enterprise Comptroller and a Social Enterprise Director.

The Education Resource Specialist (ERS) will work with our staff to build a stronger intermediate to college pipeline of social enterprise youth programs on the Wai’anae coast focused on agriculture and digital media. This ERS will focus on formalizing high school internships within Wai’anae High School’s Natural Resource Academy and Searider Productions, MA`O Organic Farms, and Makaha Studios.

  • Position Title: Kauhale Education Resource Specialist
  • Position Dates: February 28, 2011-December 31, 2013, F/T
  • Compensation Range: $38,500-$44,500 annually (grant-salaried: KELLOGG)
  • All benefits apply
  • Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Deadline to submit resume: February 4, 2011

The Enterprise Comptroller will work with our Executive Administrator and Executive Director to monitor and administer the day-to-day organizational financial system, review and manage accounts payable and accounts receivable, manage and supervise employee files, payroll and payroll taxes. Collaborative, facilitative and leadership knowledge and skills that assists a team approach, with Staff, Board, and Auditors- to manage our social enterprise financial system is desired.

  • Position Title: Kauhale Enterprise Comptroller
  • Position Dates: February 28, 2011-December 31, 2013, F/T
  • Compensation Range: $44,500-$50,100 annually (grant-salaried: KELLOGG)
  • All benefits apply
  • Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting, 2 years applied experience preferred
  • Deadline to submit resume: February 4, 2011

The Social Enterprise Director will work with the Kauhale Leadership Team from MA`O, SP and MS to manage current social enterprise activities, develop and manage emerging enterprise programs, provide fundraising, finance and resource management expertise to projects, and support social enterprise management, leadership and program on the ground. Experienced facilitation and strategic planning skills is preferred, demonstrated ability to develop and operate fiscally astute, culturally-relevant, and profitable social enterprise endeavors is desired.

  • Position Title: Kauhale Social Enterprise Director
  • Position Dates: February 28, 2011-December 31, 2013, F/T
  • Compensation Range: $62,500-$65,000 annually (grant-salaried: KELLOGG)
  • All benefits apply
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Business, 3-years applied experience preferred
  • Deadline to submit resume: February 4, 2011

All interested candidates: Please send your letter of intention and resume to: info@maoorganicfarms.org

Please help us spread the word to your networks!

MA`O `Ohana

Wai`anae Sustainable Communities Plan: next meeting

From: Sokugawa, Kathy K. <ksokugawa@honolulu.gov>

Subject: Waianae SCP

Advance notice: the Honolulu Planning Commission will hold it’s hearing on the above on WEDNESDAY FEB 16, 2011 AT 1:30PM, KAPOLEI HALE.

Chevron Engineer mentors Leeward Oahu Robotics Club

Mechanical engineer J Castaneda returns to his high school alma mater to inspire Nanakuli High School Robotics Club students.

Click HERE to view the article.

Hawaiian Homelands Area Profiles Now Available on the DBEDT Internet Site

From: David Young [mailto:DYoung@dbedt.hawaii.gov]

Subject: Hawaiian Homelands Area Profiles Now Available on the DBEDT Internet Site

Note: The Research & Economic Analysis Division issues periodic updates on economic and population data for the State of Hawaii, as well as economic reports and statistical briefs.

Please feel free to forward any of our reports to others to whom you think this information may be of interest.

The first set of census data since the Census 2000 for Hawaiian Home Lands is now on our DBEDT American Community Survey  page at:


These profiles contain social, economic, housing and demographic information for each area.  This dataset will continue to be the latest source of small area data for social, economic and other detailed information
until next December.

Official population totals will be forthcoming from the 2010 Census data.

Aloha Aina Earth Day Recycling Event: March 5, 2011 at Wai`anae High School

Wai`anae High School and Schnitzer Steel are coordinating this year’s Aloha Aina Earth Day recycling event in Wai`anae:

MARCH 5, 2011

8:00AM TO 2:00PM


Recylable donations and drivers with trucks sought to help with curbside pick up.

Please refer to the informational flyer for details on what type of recyclables will be accepted.

Canned good donations for the Hawaii Food Bank will also be collected at the event.



Click HERE to view informational flyer on the event.


Waimanalo Gulch Status Report 2/2/11 Before LUC (Open to Public)

On 2/2/11 at 1:30pm, the C&C of Honolulu will give a status report to the Land Use Commission (LUC) based on the LUC Decision to allow WGSL to operate until July 2012.  Here’s the link for the LUC meeting notice: http://luc.state.hi.us/agendas/agenda2011/0202032011honolulu_kaunakakai.pdf 

LUC meetings are open to the public.  Mahalo to Cynthia Rezentes for providing this information.

Lanakila Pacific Recruitment Fair at Waianae District Park, Feb 2-3

From: Tupu Savaiigaea
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 1:15 PM
Subject: Aloha from Lanakila Pacific


We are holding a recruitment fair at Waianae District Park, Wednesday February 2nd AND Thursday, February 3rd. We look forward to a great turn-out! Again, Mahalo for your Kokua!


Tupu Savaiigaea, Recruitment Specialist
Lanakila Pacific, 1809 Bachelot Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
phone (808) 356-8538

fax (808) 533-7264

Wai`anae Coast Neighborhood Board Agendas & Minutes

Click HERE to view the Agendas, Minutes, contact information, etc. for Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board #24, or visit this link: http://www.honolulu.gov/nco/nb24/index.htm.

The full board meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm, at the Wai`anae Neighborhood Community Center (85-670 Farrington Highway, Wai`anae, HI  96792).  Sub-committees also hold public meetings.  The next meeting is 2/1/11

Tropic Lands Industrial Park Final Contested Case Hearing on 2/2/11 & Petition

Click on this link for the 2/2/11 LUC agenda:
Click here or visit the following link for an update regarding Tropic Land’s light industrial park proposed in Nanakuli: http://www.thehawaiiindependent.com/story/community-comes-to-the-defense-of-lualualei-valleys-ag-land/
The final contested case hearing regarding the industrial park proposal is scheduled for 2/2/11 in the Kakuhihewa state building in Kapolei.  Public oral testimony is allowed, and 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.  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 marti@kahea.org or 808-524-8220. For more, http://www.kahea.org


Johnnie-Mae L. Perry
Concerned Resident of 96792


Legislation 2011: Bill update; Other updates

Aloha!  Here is an update on some of the bills I am working on:


. plans and design for E Ala voyaging canoe ocean education center in Wai’anae

. provide health/safety & other improvements for District 21 schools


SB 600/HB 1660 permit camping on privately-owned agricultural & rural land as alternative housing for homeless people removed from beaches & other public areas

SB 1490/HB 1130 repeal sunset date of Act 158 (’09) requiring condominium associations, planned community associations & cooperative housing associations to establish access policy for civil process servers


SB 107/HB 1577 constitutional amendment regarding environmental justice to assist residents living near landfills and other hazards

SB 1425/HB 1636 ban all landfills from accepting municipal solid waste

SB 185/HB1665 moratorium on new landfills & expanding existing private & public landfills on Leeward Coast from Kaena Point to Waimanalo Gulch

Children & Families

SB 105 allow property owner to designate beneficiaries on death without probate or will

SB 1117/HB 909 establishes guidelines for determining value of marital assets in  divorce cases to protect interests of parties


SB 101/HB 1344 legalize traditional methods of pa’i ‘ai and poi preparation

SB 1116 requires election rather than appointment of members of Hawaiian Homes Commission

SB 1422 exempts DHHL lesees from real property tax

. resolution requesting support for delegates to Native Hawaiian Convention


SB 216/HB 136 make it a misdemeanor for parent or legal guardian to fail to exercise reasonable care, supervision, protection or control over a minor child

SB 217/HB 133 eliminate statute of limitations for child sex abuse civil suits

SB 106 require multiple terms of imprisonment to run concurrently unless consecutive  terms are mandated by law or court order


SB 1119 correct existing legislation regarding disabled parking placards

SB 103/HB 1501 exempt veterans with from vehicle registration expense

. resolution to study possible routes, including Kolekole Pass, for Mauka Highway


SB 279/HB 463 clarify workers’ compensation law relating to one-time consultations for diagnostic evaluation

SB 280/HB 465 require employer to submit report when denying worker compensation claim

SB 1118/HB 466 require independent medical examination in worker compensation cases to be performed by physicians mutually agreed upon by employees & employers

Court System

SB 1488/HB 1140 authorize default ruling against party to arbitration who fails to pay arbitration fees or costs

SB 1489/HB 1138 provide that attorney’s liens shall attach to judgments, decrees, orders & settlements & awards pursuant to court order or arbitration proceeding

SB 1491/HB 1139 clarifiy circumstances under which district court may serve summons or other writ outside the state

Floods and Natural Disasters

SB 1423/HB 1605 establish flood zones for insurance purposes in areas prone to  flooding, even when causes are unnatural—as long as resident is not at fault

. obtain funds to carry out Emergency Watershed Protection Program in Lualualei Valley

Ocean & Beach Issues

SB 104/HB1550 make it a felony to assault water safety officer performing duties

SB 102/HB 1406 create new bargaining unit for emergency first responder medical personnel and water safety officers employed by the state or counties

My office will be participating in the “We Love Nanakuli” extravaganza on Saturday, 2/12/11, from noon-8pm, at Nanakuli High & Intermediate School. Visit us to learn more about what is happening at the Capitol, and to share your concerns.

You may subscribe to my email newsletter by sending an email to: waianaecoast-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.  Visit my blog, 21maile.com, for regular updates.  Contact me if you have any questions or concerns, at maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com or 586-7793.

Hearing for Bill Introduced by Sen. Shimabukuro at the Request of Nanakuli Resident Chasid Sapolu

The House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection (Rep. Hermina M. Morita, Chair, and Rep. Denny Coffman, Vice Chair) announces the following:

DATE: Tuesday, February 01, 2011
TIME: 8:00 a.m.
PLACE: Conference Room 325, State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street

One of the bills is HB1577, the companion to a bill Senator Shimabukuro introduced at the request of Nanakuli resident Chasid Sapolu, who recently graduated from law school. The bill seeks to amend the Constitution to ensure that Hawai`i residents are not subjected to environmental injustice.

Click here for the hearing agenda.  Submit testimony via email by going to: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony!

HB 1577
Proposes an amendment to article XI, section 9, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to reaffirm and strengthen the State’s commitment to environmental justice for certain populations that are disproportionately impacted by harmful environmental actions. Click here to see the current status.

35th Buffalo’s 2011 Big Board Classic – Poster and Entry Form

Click here for the entry form. Click here for a related post. Click the image to zoom in.

Nanakuli High School Wrestling Fundraiser 3/16/11

Click the image to enlarge, or click on this link: Flyer-1

Buffalo’s 2011 Surfing Classic – Feb. 19, 20, 21 and 26, 27 – Seeks Donors

[Click here for an update.]
[From Bunky Bakutis, Buffalo’s Surfing Classic awards coordinator]

Aloha Kakou,

I’d like to welcome everyone to the 35th Annual Buffalo’s Surfing Classic. We are preparing for another great year of Classic surfing, set to run over two weekends (five days) Feb. 19,20,21 and 26, 27 at Makaha Surfing Beach.

This year, we will run 15  events ranging from canoe surfing to body surfing and traditional alaia board surfing.

Again, we are expecting at least 200 surfers from all over the world to participate in what is truly the Hawaiian way to perpetuate surfing culture and family values. Continue reading

EPA Orders Immediate Clean-Up at Landfill

EPA Orders Immediate Clean-Up at Landfill.

EPA orders immediate cleanup at Waimanalo Gulch Landfill – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home

EPA orders immediate cleanup at Waimanalo Gulch Landfill – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home.

Civil Unions Bill Advances Out of Senate Committee

Civil unions bill advances out of Senate committee
By Star-Advertiser Staff
Jan 24, 2011

A civil unions bill substantively similar to a measure vetoed by the governor last year advanced out of a Senate committee today.

Senate Bill 232 passed the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee by a 3-2 vote, after a hearing that lasted just over two hours.

The bill now goes to the Senate floor for the second of three required votes by the full chamber.

Sen. Clayton Hee, committee chairman, sought to keep the hearing moving by limiting testifiers to 1 1/2 minutes each, saying he did not believe anything material could be added to the discussion.

The proposal in SB 232 is substantively the same as House Bill 444, Senate Draft 1, that Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed last year, calling it same-sex marriage by another name. It would grant same-sex and heterosexual couples the ability to enter into civil unions and receive the same rights, benefits and responsibilities as marriage under state law.

Voting in favor of SB 232 were Hee, along with Sens. Maile Shimabukuro and Les Ihara. Opposing votes were Sens. Mike Gabbard and Sam Slom.

Click here to read the entire article. (Back-up link.)


Senate panel OKs SB 232
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Maile Shimabukuro and Les Ihara. Opposing votes were by Sens. Mike Gabbard and Sam Slom. A proposal to allow couples — same- or opposite-sex — to enter into

Civil Unions advance in early session
The committee advanced the measure on a 3-2 vote with senators Sam Slom and Mike Gabbard opposing, Chairman Clayton Hee, Vice Chair Maile Shimabukuro and

Civil Union Bill Moves Forward in Hawaiian Senate
Lez Get Real
Clayton Hee, Maile Shimabukuro and Les Ihara voted for the bill while Mike Gabbard and Sam Slom opposed the bill. The bill must now go to the full Senate

City worried about sewer sludge in landfill crisis – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home

City worried about sewer sludge in landfill crisis – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home.

Governor calls for shared sacrifice – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home

Governor calls for shared sacrifice – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home.

Abercrombie wants school board appointments on fast track – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home

Abercrombie wants school board appointments on fast track – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home.