Keiki Fall Fest: 10/30/15 at 4:30pm

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Hawaiian Electric tree trimming work in Nānākuli


Contractors working for Hawaiian Electric Company will be trimming trees along Farrington Highway on Monday, Sept. 28. Tree trimming crews will be clearing palm fronds away from overhead power lines along the mauka side of the highway from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

For the safety of work crews and the public, the tree trimming will require that a portion of the right-hand lane (west-bound lane) be closed to traffic. The work will begin near Nānākuli Avenue and will move west during the morning, ending near St. John’s Road midday. Traffic control measures will be used to divert traffic around the work area.

Hawaiian Electric wants to advise the public about the partial road closure and apologizes for any inconvenience.

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Hawaiian Self-Governance Presentations on the Waianae Coast 2015: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/28

kapua-keliikoa-kamai80AMessage from Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai:

Aloha kakou,

Come join us at Waiʻanae’s Na’i Aupuni Community Presentations. Our four (4) Presentations will provide various perspectives of the Naʻi Aupuni process, purpose and value. Our presenters are various Naʻi Aupuni directors; Hawaiian National supporters and opponents; and Oahu ʻAha candidates. These Presentations will also be recorded by the Waiʻanae ʻŌlelo Community Media Center for viewing (schedule TBA). Please spread the word!

Click on the link (or Google) Naʻi Aupuni FAQs and attachments for more information (condensed from the Na’i Aupuni website). These Presentations are being brought to you by the Hawaiian Affairs Committee’s of the Waiʻanae Coast and the Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Boards (#24 & #36), the Waiʻanae Valley Homestead Community Association, the Lualualei Hawaiian Civic Club and other Waiʻanae Coast organizations. If you or someone you know would like to participate, have comments or questions, please email

a hui hou,
Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai
Waiʻanae Valley Homestead Community Association
‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia.
No task is too big when done together by all.
ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #142Na’i Aupuni Pres

Kahumana 2015 Fundraiser for Transitional Housing: Oct 17 at 6pm

Payments accepted through Paypal.  Any other payment arrangements please call Shauntel at 696-2655.

Purchase a ticket through Paypal

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HDOE News: Fund to cool classrooms gets $25,000 boost Businesses encouraged to follow lead

Fund to cool classrooms gets $25,000 boost Businesses encouraged to follow lead

The Central Pacific Bank (CPB) Foundation today presented a $25,000 check to Hawaii 3R’s in strong support for the effort to help the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) cool classrooms. In response to a call to action from the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii (CoC) to help Hawaii’s schools, CPB Foundation made the donation to encourage members to make similar contributions.

Read more here.

Donalyn Dela Cruz Director, Communications and Community Affairs Office
Hawaii State Department of Education 

Paa Ke Aupuni

Paʻa Ke Aupuni is a unique 60-minute hand-drawn, animated film that gets straight to the point. It zooms in on key facts explaining how the Hawaiian Kingdom came to be, how it evolved to stand firmly on the international world stage of sovereign nations, and how the United States came to claim Hawai‘i.

Follow this link to watch the video:

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State Invites Teams to Sign Up Now for 2015 LifeSmarts Hawaii Competition Oct 26-Dec4





Sept. 21, 2015

State Invites Teams to Sign Up For LifeSmarts Hawaii Competition

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner announces the start of the 2015-2016 LifeSmarts Hawaii Competition. LifeSmarts is a fun, free, national educational program, which teaches youth critical life skills in five areas covering Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, Environment, and Technology through online quizzes and in-person competitions.

High school teams are invited to sign up now. Teams must consist of a minimum of four students and one adult coach. LifeSmarts Hawaii begins at the local level with an online competition, found at, which will be open from Oct. 26, 2015, to Dec. 4, 2015 (7 p.m. HST). The four highest scoring teams will be invited to compete at the state championship competition in Honolulu on Feb. 20, 2016. The winning team will represent Hawaii at the national LifeSmarts competition, scheduled for April 9-12, 2016, in Denver.

“We are excited to sponsor another year of the LifeSmarts Hawaii program and we encourage teachers and youths statewide to sign up a team or teams to gain or strengthen their life skills,” said Securities Commissioner Ty Nohara.

Middle school or “Junior Varsity” (JV) teams with students in grades 6-8 may participate in an online-only competition from September 2015 to February 2016. Winners of the JV competition will be recognized online.

For more information about the LifeSmarts Hawaii program, including up-to-date consumer educational resources for coaches, please visit For team registration, please visit or contact the LifeSmarts State Coordinator, Theresa Kong Kee, at 587-7400 or

The LifeSmarts Hawaii program is sponsored by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner, in partnership with the Hawaii Credit Union League, and is run by the National Consumers League. Over 850 local students have participated in LifeSmarts in the past 11 years that DCCA has sponsored the competition. Local businesses interested in becoming a sponsor of the LifeSmarts Hawaii program are welcome to contact the State Coordinator for more information.

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Media Contact:

Theresa Kong Kee
Investor Education Specialist
Office of the Securities Commissioner
State of Hawaii – DCCA
Phone: (808) 587-7400