Aloha Aunty Gege Kawelo – Funeral Dec. 2 at 9:30am

Gege Kawelo (in white), at a recent celebration for the Waianae Coast Hawaiian Civic Clubs’ ahupua’a signage project.

From 11/28/12 Star Advertiser:

GEORGETTE GEGE KAWELO Age 72, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 16, 2012 in Waianae.

Born June 3, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Georgette was the president of the Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club, also retired Civil Servant & employee of the year. She is survived by husband, Robert “Bob” Frosch; sons, David (Aldrena) Cantrell, Ralph Cantrell, Gregory (Debra) Cantrell, Jeffrey Cantrell; daughters, Angela Cantrell, Kalokeokalani Cantrell; father, George K. Kawelo, Sr.; brothers, George Kawelo, Jr., David (Rochelle) Kawelo, Eugene (Stephanie) Kawelo; sisters, Melmanette Worthington, Ursula (Joe Fred) Mikulenka, Janmar Gonzalez, Obedine Villamor; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (December 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Flowers Welcome. Donations may also be made to the Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club.

Waianae’s Kennedy Tulimasealii Commits to Warriors!

Kennedy Tulimasealii, Waianae HS defensive tackle. Photo by Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser 8.7.12.

Stephen Tsai, Star-Advertiser sports writer, calls Waianae High School’s Kennedy Tulimasealii “one of the state’s top high school prospects” (11.26.12). “All of us on the West Side are very proud of Kennedy,” said Sen. Shimabukuro. “I’m glad he’ll be playing for the University of Hawaii Warriors.”

Huge Shout Out to Kamu Kapoi!

From: Desiree D. Higa Hikuroa
Date: Nov. 27, 2012

HUGE SHOUT OUT TO KAMU KAPOI, for becoming a finalist in VIsalus’ Challenge Showdown. He appeared on KHON 6pm news this evening and will be in Visalus’ reality fitness series next year! WEST SIDE!

Waianae Tigers Win State Championship & Go On to National Super Bowl in Florida

On 11/18/12, the Waianae Tigers became the HI State Jr. Pee Wee Division 1 Regional Champions. They qualified to compete in the National Pop Warner Super Bowl in Florida from 11/28/12-12/9/12. The team is seeking monetary donations to help offset costs to the families. Donations may be sent to: Waianae Tigers Football, POB 1608, Waianae, HI 96792. Click here for the flyer. For more information, contact Leticia Funez at 699-7019.

Sen. Shimabukuro congratulated Waianae Tigers linebacker Abraham Wahilani. To donate to Abraham, contact Eric Wahilani at 699-5989.

NHIS Ohana ‘Ike Holiday Extravaganza Dec. 8; Updated 11/30

11/30 Updates:
Click here for the flyer.
Click here for the vendor application.

Star-Advertiser: ‘Key Senator Open to PLDC Repeal’

[Note: The excerpts below are from Derrick DePledge’s article “Key Senator Open to PLDC Repeal,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 21, 2012. The subhead is “Dela Cruz criticizes the agency he had pushed to establish.”]

State Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz, one of the driving forces behind the Public Land Development Corp., said Tuesday he would be open to a repeal of the law because of what he believes is inconsistent implementation.

“We’re not talking about projects; we’re talking about organization. So the fact that the Public Land Development Corp. has not been able to organize, has not been able to develop an operational strategy is disturbing,” said Dela Cruz (D, Wheeler-Wahiawa-Scho­field).

William Aila, the DLNR director, who also serves on the PLDC’s board, said the Abercrombie administration and the PLDC would like the opportunity to work with all parties to try to resolve concerns. “I don’t think that a repeal is necessary at this point,” he said.

Other sources, speaking privately, say that overwhelming opposition to the PLDC from environmentalists and from some Native Hawaiian and labor interests has caused the administration to reconsider and “slow down” implementation. Rather than adopt the new draft of the PLDC’s administrative rules or take the rules out for additional public hearings on the neighbor islands, the PLDC and the administration will likely meet with those who have been critical of the rules process and the law.

“The PLDC’s purpose is to fund new schools, recreational facilities and operations by using public lands for public purposes that otherwise may not have had sufficient funding,” Gov. Neil Abercrombie said in a statement. “The PLDC was drafted by the Legislature in order to address these longstanding issues…. At the end of the day, it is the creation of the Legislature and the Legislature can decide its future.”

Click here to read the entire Star-Advertiser article.
Related posts in 21maile: OHA’s Position on PLDC (11.5.12), PLDC Public Hearing: November 13, 2012 (10.18.12), Public Land Development Corporation (PLDC) Hearing on Nov 13 at 10:30am – DLNR Conf Rm (10.18.12).

Nani O Wai`anae Community Clean Ups for Dec. 2012

12/1/12: “Live & Let Live” Kick-Off Celebration
Clean Up at Kapolei Police Station. Anti-Drunk Driving sign waving from 9am-noon, free lunch for sign wavers, and clean up following the luncheon.

12/8/12: “Adopt-a-Highway”
Clean Up, meet at Kea`au Beach Park at 8am

12/15/12: Christmas Parade Clean Up
10am-1pm (along Farrington Hwy between Waianae Boat Harbor and Waianae Mall)

Contact person: Leslie Young

People’s Path Clean Up, Saturday, 12/1/12, 8am-noon

Come to support the clean-up and beautification of the People’s Path!

What: Clean-up and Beautification of People’s Path
When: Saturday, 12/1/12, 8am-noon
Where: Maili Point (meet across from Kaukama Road)
Who: Sponsored by Sandie Morimoto
Why: To improve the pathway along the Wai`anae Coast

Please bring sun protection, and if possible, yard tools (e.g., rakes, dust pans, weedeaters, shovels, picks). For more information, contact: Sandie Morimoto,

Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board Handout 11/20/12

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HOPE at the Beach: Saturday November 24

UHM William S. Richardson School of Law: Part-Time/Evening JD Information Session on Dec. 4

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
William S. Richardson School of Law, Moot Court Room (first floor)

Join us to learn more about the Part-Time/Evening JD Program and the law school admissions process.

The Evening Program is tailored to meet the needs of students who have professional, financial, or family obligations that make it infeasible to attend law school full-time.

Required courses in the Evening Program are scheduled Monday through Thursday, typically between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.  Part-time students who maximize their credits each semester and take some additional credits during summers or J-Terms can graduate from the program in four years.

Walk-ins welcome, RSVPs appreciated at

Salvation Army Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 22

The Salvation Army’s 42ndAnnual Thanksgiving Dinner is free to the public and no one will be turned away. Tickets are not required.

The dinner will be held at:
Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall
Thursday, November 22, 2012

The doors open at 10:15 am, with dinner to be served from 12 – 1 pm

Nanakuli Football – Pride and Honor for the West Side!

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Last night at Aloha Stadium, the Nanakuli Golden Hawks football team didn’t win on the scoreboard, but they’re winners in the hearts of the West Side ohana. This was a Cinderella season for a team that wasn’t expected to finish high, but they made believers of everyone when they made it all the way to the state Division II semifinal. Congratulations to Head Coach Skippy Lopes, his coaching staff, players, NHIS students and staff, their families, and fans for a remarkable season. You’ve brought honor to the entire West Side with your accomplishments on and off the field. We’re so proud of you!

Nanakuli HS in State Division II Football Semifinal Nov. 17

Nanakuli High School varsity football team 2012. Click to enlarge. Photo from NHIS website.

Head Coach Skippy Lopes. Photo from Hawaii Prep World 11.9.12 video.

Congratulations to Nanakuli High School varsity football Head Coach Skippy Lopes, his coaching staff, and players for their first ever appearance in the Hawaii High School Athletic Association football tournament! By beating Konawaena, 25-23, on Nov. 10, they qualified for the Division II Championship semifinals at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 4pm. Their opponent will be Maui Interscholastic League power Lahainaluna. The winner will advance to the championship game on Friday, Nov. 23, at Aloha Stadium, against either Iolani or Radford. Go Hawks!

Housing Assistance List: Revised Nov 2012

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Veterans Day Ceremony Photos 11-11-12

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Click here for Veterans Day Parade photos.

MHCC 3rd Annual Christmas Luau & Scholarship Fundraiser Dec. 16

Notification from the Army: prescribed burn scheduled for Schofield Barracks, Saturday, Nov. 10

November 7, 2012


SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Army fire, safety and environmental specialists, in coordination with the Federal Fire Department, are scheduled to conduct a prescribed burn Saturday, Nov.10, of approximately 90 acres at the live fire range and impact area, here.

The prescribed burn supports range clearance activities and will reduce fire danger in the area by eliminating fire-prone vegetation, according to officials of the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Wildland Fire Program, the supervising agency.

The burn is contingent on weather conditions and will not be conducted unless required wind conditions, temperatures and fuel moisture conditions are met.

“Safety is first and foremost in our minds whenever we plan and conduct a prescribed burn,” said Scott Yamasaki, wildland firefighter and program manager, USAG-HI Wildland Fire. “If the conditions are not right, we will not burn.”

Fire officials have established an alternate burn date of Nov. 17 in the event of rain or unfavorable weather.

The Army is working with the Hawaii State Department of Health and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. DOH’s Clean Air Branch has reviewed and approved the detailed burn plan for the scheduled dates. The Army has also notified the City and County of Honolulu Fire Department, and the Hawaii Division of Forestry.
Amy L. Bugala
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Public Affairs
Chief, Community Relations
314 Sasaoka St.
BLDG 300, RM 105, WAAF
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
p:808-656-3158 // f:808-656-3162

SURVEY: Hawaiian Language Medium/Immersion

Please see below and survey form at bottom of post. Altho stated deadline is today, they will accept completed surveys through this Friday November 9.

You would need to print the survey out, complete it and either drop off, scan/email or fax to Pūnana Leo o Wai’anae:

Attn:  Kalehua Caceres @:  OR  Sanoe Marfil @:

Located at: 89-135 Farrington Hwy., Bldg. C-40, Wai‘anae, HI 96792

Phone: (808) 620-9052   Fax: (808) 620-9053

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 4:47 PM, Terrie Teixeira <> wrote:

Aloha Kakou,

Attached is a Hawaiian Language Medium Education Survey. Sorry for the short notice, I just ran into a friend at the voting booth and she asked me for my kokua.  Though if you have the time, could you kindly participate and return this survey by Wed (11/7) evening.

It is an attempt to create a K-12 Hawaiian Medium School here on the Wai’anae Coast.  The difference between medium school, and immersion school is that at a medium school…ALL staff (including cafeteria & janitorial) speak Hawaiian.  At an immersion, only kumu, keiki, and admin speak Hawaiian.

Both are good…and currently we only have K-6 immersion in Nanakuli, therefore, we would embrace this opportunity for a K-12 medium school.

Me ka ha’a ha’a, (Humbly Yours)

T. Kau’i Teixeira, Associate Administrative Director
Hawai’i Family Services, Inc.
(808) 696-3482   (808) 696-6068 Fax  (hana)  (hale)


Veterans Day Parade Photos 11-3-12 (Updated 11-13-12)

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In the slide show above, photos 2-6 were submitted by Miulan Nihipali; the last two were submitted by LTC Don “Rock” Arakaki.
Click here to see more photos.
Update 11/13/12: Click here to see additional parade photos by Miulan Nihipali. (You may need to sign in to Facebook to view these photos.)
Click here for Veterans Day Ceremony photos.