Thursday, June 30, 2011

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Kapolei High School Cafeteria


This meeting will be hosted by Rep. Sharon Har  (Makakilo/Kapolei) and co-sponsored by other area legislators, including those from the Waianae Coast.

 While the meeting will focus primarily on traffic and transportation issues within the Kapolei/Makakilo/Kunia areas that Rep. Har represents, many of the agenda items do have an impact on transportation issues facing the Waianae Coast such as: H-1 Lighting, H-1 Freeway PM Contraflow Lane Project/Viaduct Rebuild Project, Freeway Potholes, 511 Advanced Traffic Information System, Joint Traffic Management Center and the Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor Project.

 For more information, contact (808) 586-8500.

Nanakuli Library & RTTF

The following response was provided to a teacher who wanted clarification on Nanakuli Library and RTTF funds:

Regarding plans for a new Nanakuli Library, we have been informed by the State Library System that the site for the facility will be on land in front of Nanaikapono Elementary School.  A draft planning report has been completed, with the final report due soon.  The $1.075 million appropriation in the budget just passed by the Legislature is for the design phase of the project.  Once funds are released by the Governor, design should take from 9 to 12 months.  Community input will be sought during this phase.  Money for construction of the library still needs to be appropriated by the Legislature.

With regard to federal “Race to the Top” (RTTT) funds being used for repair and maintenance at schools … and why federal money would be in the hands of our state legislature.  We inquired with DOE officials on items labeled “RTTT” in the break-down of Lump Sum CIP for school improvements statewide in the recent state budget bill (HB 200).  It was explained that these funds are not “from RTTT” but are “in support of” programs funded through RTTT.  This said, we would add that it is not at all unusual that the state budget–which the legislature is responsible for passing each biennium–contain a mix of state and federal funding.  While the source of much funding is the federal govenment, it is the state’s job to budget for its use.

Waianae Library Event

From: Marcy Thomas <thomasm026@hawaii.rr.com>

Friday July 1 is the Last Day celebration for the children’s summer reading program.

The party is at 3:00pm at Wai`anae Library.
There will prizes/refreshments and goodie bags.

Governor Abercrombie’s Intent to Veto List


MA`O Farms 2011 Fundraiser – Video and Photos

The three images below are from a news clip of the 2011 MA’O Farms fundraiser aired by KITV on June 25, 2011. Click on any of the photos to go to the KITV site to read the article and see the video. The article, “Students See Fruits of Their Labor at Fundraiser Dinner,” opens with: “Young people who work the land to produce high quality food got a boost. At a fundraiser for MA’O Farm, the menu was organic grinds grown by students.”

The three photos below are part of a collection shot by Brian Tseng as a special to the Star-Advertiser. Click here to view the album.
The five photos below are part of a second collection shot by Brian Tseng as a special to the Star-Advertiser. Click here to view the album.

Click here for a related article.

Chronology: Native Hawaiian Recognition

He Manawa ‘O Nā Kanaka Maoli


Puka ke Ao     Humankind is born to Wakea (k) and Papa (w).

c. 300 A.D.       First Kanaka Maoli arrive in Hawai‘i.

c. 1300 A.D.    Polynesian priest Pa‘ao institutes new religion, Kū worship and governance:  ali‘i, kāhuna, maka‘āinana and kauwa classes develop.

Jan. 1778          Captain Cook arrives. Gonorrhea, syphilis and tuberculosis, guns, alcohol and tobacco introduced. Cook’s men estimate the Kanaka Maoli population at about 400,000.

1782 – 1795       Kamehameha I, in continuing battles ending with the Battle of Nu‘uanu, takes control of the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i and O‘ahu.

April 1796         An attempted invasion of Kaua‘i by Kamehameha I fails.

April 1810       Kaumuali‘i cedes Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau to Kamehameha I.  The Kingdom is unified.

May 8, 1819      Kamehameha I dies; Liholiho becomes Mō‘ī Kamehameha II.

June 1819         The kapu system is abolished.

Mar. 31, 1820    First American Calvinist missionaries arrive.

July 1824          Kamehameha II dies of measles inLondon.

June 6, 1825      Kauikeaouli, age 11 years, becomes Mō‘ī Kamehameha III; Ka‘ahumanu is Kuhina Nui.

1825 – 1926       Whooping cough, influenza kill 1,000; Kanaka Maoli population at 135,000.

June 1832         Ka‘ahumanu and Kīna`u die. LaPlaceforces French Catholicism and wine upon Kanaka Maoli. Leprosy introduced, 4,000 die over 30 years; Kanaka Maoli population 100,000.

June 7, 1839   Declaration of Rights is issued by King Kamehameha III.

Oct. 8, 1840    First Constitution is proclaimed by King Kameameha III.

Dec. 19, 1842    The United States recognizes the sovereignty of Hawai‘i.

Feb. 25, 1843    Lord Paulet seizes Hawai‘i forGreat Britain.

July 31, 1843  Adm. Thomas restores kingdom’s sovereignty– Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea (Restoration Day).

Nov. 28, 1843 Treaties recognize independence of Hawai‘i – Lā Kū‘oko‘a (Independence Day).

                        Diarrhea, influenza, measles kill 10,000; Kanaka Maoli population at 85,000.

Mar. 8, 1848     Mahele divides 4,000,000 acres between 250 chiefs and the government.

June 1850         Kuleana Act grants 28,600 acres to 11,000 commoners.

June 1850         Act allows foreigners to own land.

June 14, 1852 Second Constitution enacted.

May 1853         Smallpox kills 7,000; Kanaka Maoli population at 73,000.

Dec. 15, 1854    Kamehameha III dies and is succeeded by Alexander Liholiho as Kamehameha IV.

1860                 Measles and whooping cough; Kanaka Maoli population at 70,000.

Nov. 30, 1863    Kamehameha IV dies and Lot Kapuāiwa becomes Mō‘ī Kamehameha V.

Aug. 20, 1864 Kamehameha V declares Third Constitution.

Dec. 11, 1872    Kamehameha V dies; William Lunalilo elected King Lunalilo.

Feb. 3, 1874      King Lunalilo dies; David Kalākaua elected King Kalākaua.

1874                 The Trade Reciprocity Treaty withUnited Statesis negotiated.

Dec. 1882         New ‘IolaniPalacecompleted.

July 7, 1887    Bayonet Constitution forced upon King Kalākaua by all-white Hawaiian League.

Jan. 20, 1891     King Kalākaua dies inSan Francisco; Lili‘u Kamaka‘eha becomes Queen Lili‘uokalani.

Jan. 17, 1893  Queen Lili‘uokalani deposed; illegal Provisional Government declared.

1893                 Kanaka Maoli population decimated – less than 40,000.

Dec. 18, 1893    President Cleveland’s message to Congress urges restoration of the Queen as sovereign.

July 4, 1894    Attempt at annexation having failed; Republic of Hawai‘i declared without a vote.

Jan. 6, 1895       Attempt by Royalists to restore the Queen is crushed.  The Queen and 200 others are jailed.  The Queen abdicates under duress to prevent the execution of others.




July 7, 1898    President McKinley signs illegal resolution to annex Hawai‘i to the United States.

June 14, 1900    Organic Act is approved creating the government of theTerritoryofHawai‘i.  It includes a provision for the appointment of the Governor of Hawai‘i by the U.S. President.

Nov. 1902         Prince Kūhiō elected second Delegate to the U.S. Congress from Hawai‘i.

Oct. 1921          Hawaiian Homes Commission Act is enacted; 204,000 acres set aside.

Dec. 7, 1941    Pearl Harboris attacked.  Marshal Law is declared; Military Governor takes office.

1959                Admission Act enacted (March) and Hawai‘i Statehood is proclaimed (August).

1960s/1970s      A cultural and political renaissance spurs new initiatives by grassroots organizations for study of the causes of the conditions suffered by Hawaiians and a desire to establish a new State agency or organization which would manage Hawaiian assets.

Nov. 7, 1978   New State Constitution is ratified, creating the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

June 7, 1979   Act 196, SLH 1979, enacts Chapter 10, H.R.S., which governs OHA.

June 16, 1980 Act 273, SLH 1980, sets 20% as OHA’s share of the “ceded lands” revenue.

June 1991         The State Legislature establishes the Sovereignty Advisory Council (SAC) to “develop a plan to discuss and study the sovereignty issue” and report its findings.

Sep. 1991          Over 30 Kanaka Maoli groups form Hui Na‘auao and receive a U.S. Administration for Native Americans grant for Sovereignty and Self-Determination Education Projects.

Jan. 17, 1993  Onipa‘a!  Over 20,000 gather to commemorate the centennial of the Overthrow.

July 1, 1993       Act 359, SLH 1993, establishes the Hawaiian Sovereignty Advisory Commission (HSAC) and proposes a plebiscite asking: “Shall a Hawaiian convention be convened to propose an organic document for the governance of a Hawaiian sovereign nation?”    

Nov. 23, 1993 PL 103-150, the “Apology Resolution”, which acknowledges the United States’ role in the illegal usurpation of the Hawaiian government in 1893 and offers an official apology to the Kanaka Maoli, is signed by President Clinton.

1994 – 1996       In ensuing sessions, the State Legislature renames HSAC the Hawaiian Sovereignty Elections Council (HSEC), charges it to hold a plebiscite “to determine the will of the indigenous Hawaiian people to restore a nation of their own choosing”; then extends its term and mandates that it conduct an election for the Native Hawaiian people to exercise their right to self-determination.  HSEC carries out the Native Hawaiian Vote of 1996, under which Kanaka Maoli voters are asked the question:  Shall the Hawaiian people elect delegates to propose a Native Hawaiian government?”

July 1996        An overwhelming plurality (3 to 1) of the electorate of the Native Hawaiian Vote authorizes the election of delegates to propose a Native Hawaiian government.

1997 – 1999      With the aim of being independent of State control, an initiative named Hā Hawai‘i is formed and carries out the continued process toward Native Hawaiian self-determination.

Jan. 17, 1999  A world-wide election of Kanaka Maoli .delegates by Kanaka Maoli voters is held, resulting in the election of 77 delegates to ‘Aha Hawai‘i ‘Ōiwi.

Feb. 23, 2000    In Rice v. Cayetano, the U.S. Supreme Court holds that elections of OHA Trustees by “Hawaiian only” voters are invalid under the 15th Amendment because they are State-run and not the same as the internal elections of a recognized Native American nation.

July 6, 2011    Governor Abercrombie signs Senate Bill No 1520, of the 2011 Legislative Session.

The Native Hawaiian people are recognized by the State of Hawai‘i as “the only indigenous, aboriginal maoli people of Hawai‘i” and a Native Hawaiian Roll Commission is authorized to gather an official roll of the Native Hawaiian people.



Compiled by H.K. Bruss Keppeler, Esq. Printing underwritten by JTSI, Inc., a Native Hawaiian Organization-owned 8(a) firm.

Councilmember Berg accepting comments about illegal campsites on Waianae Coast

Click HERE or copy and paste link below into your browser to view video and leave comments.


Irish Folk Tales with Storyteller Niall de Búrca – June 27, 10:00 a.m.

From: Marcy Thomas
Date: June 25, 2011 10:51:48 AM HST
To: Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: library events

IRISH FOLK TALES with Storyteller Niall de Búrca
Monday, June 27, 10:00 a.m.
Waianae Public Library (Oahu)
Ph. 697-7868

Direct from Dublin, Niall de Búrca returns to Hawaii to present the ancient tales of Ireland. Join him for an unforgettable journey through the landscape of ancient Ireland. More dangerous then the pied piper, Niall will cast a spell on young and old alike. A native of the West of Ireland, a land soaked in legend; Niall’s unique style of storytelling brings a fresh perspective to an ancient tradition. Niall is passionate about inspiring youngsters through storytelling and in recent years directed two CD projects where young Irish researched and performed traditional tales and rhymes. Program is recommended for ages 5 and older.

Niall de Búrca

Also, July 1 is the Last Day celebration for the children’s summer reading program. The party is at 3:00pm.

There will be prizes/refreshments and goodie bags.

We look forward to seeing you this week.



Honolulu – Governor Neil Abercrombie this morning signed into law House Bill 200 CD1, which appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.  This bill contains a $50 million “fiscal constraints” reduction for each of those two years that must be allocated statewide.  

The budget passed by the legislature is less than the Governor’s request by $133 million for FY 2012 and $251 million for FY 2013.  The Governor asked his Administration to identify programs, services, and/or activities for possible elimination. Today, he issued the following statement:

“July 1st begins the new fiscal year with a mission to change the direction of Hawai’i.”

“The budget passed by the legislature requires our Administration to operate with hundreds of millions less than we believed necessary to restore core government functions.  Despite tax increases passed by the legislature, services and programs will still have to be significantly cut.

“I have asked all departments to work together in a deliberate and thoughtful process that will identify programs that may be affected.   In recent weeks, our administration began discontinuing financial support of programs that are valuable but can no longer be sustained, such as Vanpool Hawai’i and the State Pharmacy Assistance Program.   These cuts and others that follow will be difficult but the financial constraints we face allow for no other course of action.

“This in no way alters our commitment to our three-part plan to get Hawai’i moving forward by creating good jobs; transforming government and providing taxpayers with the best value for their dollar; and investing in our priorities and future.”  
For more information, contact: Donalyn Dela Cruz, Press Secretary, (808) 586-0012

Ho’olaule’a @ Pai’olu Kai’aulu

Berny M Luning <kalani88berny@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:

I wanted to let the community know about our upcoming Ho’olaule’a @ Pai’olu Kai’aulu (Wai’anae Civic Center). 

Our Ho’olaule’a fundraiser will be held Saturday, June 25 from 8a-3p on our site across the fire station. 

All Vendors from the Farmer’s Market will be selling their items. 

Craft Fair, Country Store.BBQ Chicken plate lunches on sale for $7 & Braddah Pops. 

We will have short tours available throughout the day. We are opening this up FREE to the public.

Contact Auntie Rita Martin @ 696.6770 for more info.

Thank you!!

$600,000 Awarded to Community Groups for Environmental Projects on Leeward Coast

Lt. Governor Brian Schatz announced the awarding of Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) grants to eleven community organizations who will undertake environmental projects benefitting the Leeward Coast.


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Hawaii Pony Sectional All-Star Tournament 6/17/11 Photos

Please click on link below to view photo album submitted by Miulan Nihipali:


Hawaii Pony Sectional All-Star Tournament 6/17/11 (unedited)

Legal Aid Offers Housing Law Clinic to Leeward Coast Residents

 The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is conducting free landlord-tenant housing law clinics to help members of the public understand their rights as tenants under both state law and the US Constitution.

The focus is on educating primarily low-income persons and other minority groups.

The clinic lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Here on the Leeward Coast, if your organization is interested in having Legal Aid present a housing law clinic, contact the Leeward Office, at 696-6322.

Neighborhood board proposes allowing vendors at Leeward coast beach park


Neighborhood board proposes allowing vendors at Leeward coast beach park
Posted: Jun 19, 2011 3:23 PM HSTUpdated: Jun 19, 2011 5:42 PM HST
By Ben Gutierrez

NANAKULI (HawaiiNewsNow) – If the Nanakuli Neighborhood Board has its way, food and other vendors may be allowed at a popular beach park along the Leeward Oahu coast.

Supporters said it’s aimed at helping local businesses in an area that needs economic help.

The vendors would be allowed at Kahe Point Beach Park, just past Ko Olina on the way to Waianae. it already draws families and fishermen, and a large number of divers, especially those in scuba dive classes. Currently, if you aren’t having a picnic there or didn’t bring something to eat or drink, you’re out of luck, as there are no nearby concession stands.

The resolution would allow vendors, “whether it’s craft, or whether it’s a food business, or shave ice, or anything like that, to come out and do services out here,” said Patty Teruya, the Nanakuli Neighborhood Board chairperson.

Teruya said the idea would be to allow vendors, with a permit, at Kahe Point, and perhaps also at Tracks Beach, just a little farther up the highway.

“You have poke trucks. You have marlin trucks and they have great poke and food, and everybody knows where they’re located,” Teruya said. “But we wanted to have one set area, to be consistent.”

There’s already a spot alongside Farrington Highway, before Ko Olina, where food vendors set up shop. Malia’s Pasteles and Poke has a truck there every weekend, and Patty’s Nuts and Beans swells from the back of an SUV.

“The traffic is really heavy through this year,” said Mary Apana of Malia’s Pasteles. “It’s going to give us a better place, and customers a better place to go. And safer.”

“It’s good for a lot of the vendors,” Patty Kane-Souza of Patty’s Nuts said. “It will give them an opportunity to come out in an area where it’s allowed instead of trying to find a spot.”

But having a spot at Kahe Point might not be for them, since they come from other parts of Oahu each weekend. The neighborhood board said the point is to help Waianae-area businesses.

“We don’t want to say you’re not allowed here,” Teruya said, “but we want the opportunity to have many of our local businesses that are located in Waianae that are not doing too well because of the economy.”

The vendors at the highway turnoff also said they might not move, because they’re already established there.

“They’re used to us being here, and a lot of people don’t want to make the left turn into another area. And we’re catching a lot of people going home,” Kane-Souza said.

The resolution goes before the City Council Tuesday. If it gets final approval, it would allow vendors under a three-year pilot program.

Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved



We were recently notified by Oceanic Time Warner Cable that on July 6th, ‘Olelo’s FOCUS 49 will move to digital cable and will no longer be part of the cable line-up for O`ahu’s analog cable viewers.  We realize that this is very short notice and requested that the transition be delayed, but unfortunately, Oceanic was unable to accommodate our request.

Viewers that have digital service, and are currently using a set top box to access cable channels, will continue to be able to view ‘Olelo’s FOCUS 49 on digital channel 49, and no further action is required.  However, viewers that do not have a set top box as part of their cable service will need one to view ‘Olelo’s FOCUS 49 after July 6th.

As part of this transition, Oceanic is required to provide free digital set top boxes to analog-only customers.  Analog customers wishing to receive a free digital set top box can call Oceanic at 643-2100.

For those of you with shows on ‘Olelo’s FOCUS 49, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that Oceanic’s action will create for you. ‘Olelo will be running frequent messages on all of our channels to advise as many viewers as possible about the change. We encourage you to also provide your viewers with this information during your show, on your website, and/or via viewer e-mail lists.

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Ailani Gardens Workshop

How Does Your Garden Grow
The potted plant on your living room table is crying for help. Farmer Jason Leue will show you how to move it to the great outdoors with this hands-on workshop in his organic garden.
When: Saturday June 25, 2:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: Ailani Gardens, 85-1373 Waianae Valley Rd.
Details: $10. Register at 808.696.7616 or ailanigardens@gmail.com. And check out Ailani’s program  for fresh produce pick up every week.


An Interview at MA`O Farms: Hawaii News Now June 23

From: Cooke, Dan
Subject: RE: an interview at MA`O
To: “Maile Shimabukuro”, “Kamuela Enos”, “Inefuku, Terri”
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 10:12 AM

Maile and Kamu.. here’s a link to the story from this morning. Please share it with Julie [Ioane], Herman [Kila] and the gang. Wishing you great success with your fundraiser and even more so with the program in general. You are doing great things for the kids on the Waianae coast!


Click on any of the photos to see the video.

Nanakuli Come Fly With Us Golf Tournament Entry Form – June 26

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Nanakuli Alumni Concert – July 9, 2011

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Nanakuli Hawks Black Tie Dinner Flyer – March 18, 2012

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