Bill to “Legalize” Traditional Poi Preparation

Daniel Anthony preparing poi the traditional way at the Legislature’s annual “Hawaiian Caucus Day.”
Organizers and supporters of the Poi Bill (SB101) are collecting signatures for petitions, giving out bumper stickers and DVDs, and providing information about the bill, pa`i `ai and taro.
Further information can be found at:
Click on the link below for the status of SB101:

The Legalize Pa’i ‘Ai `Ohana (LPAO), was formed in 2010 to “indigenize” current state laws, regulated by the Hawai’i State Department of Health, prohibiting the sale of hand pounded pa’i ‘ai and poi. These traditional staple foods, in this time of community food security and epidemic health crisis, are once again regaining recognition and popularity as some of the most healthy and secure foods in today’s modern landscape. The LPAO is comprised of kalo  farmers,  lawyers, poi millers and hand pounders, teachers, social workers, mothers and fathers, youth, business people, public servants, doctors and cultural practioners.

E ola ia Haloa, e ola mai na kama! Haloa and the people thrive!

High Surf Warning – 25 to 35 Feet

[Mar. 16, 2011, 10:30AM] …HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING… …HIGH SURF WARNING IS CANCELLED…

 

[Mar. 15, 2011, 07:26AM] Waianae, HI –

A HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL Mar 16, 6 AM HST WEDNESDAY.

* SURF…WAVE HEIGHTS OF 25 TO 35 FEET TODAY ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES.

* TIMING…THE SWELL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…RIP CURRENTS WHICH CAN EASILY OVERPOWER EVEN STRONG SWIMMERS. COASTAL EROSION ALONG SHORES EXPOSED TO THE NORTHWEST SWELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH SURF WARNING INDICATES THAT DANGEROUS…BATTERING WAVES WILL POUND THE SHORELINE. THIS WILL RESULT IN VERY DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS…AND DEADLY RIP CURRENTS.

(AccuWeather 3.15.11, 07:30AM)