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OHA Trustees to Hold Meetings On Molokai

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

OHA News Release

Native Hawaiians on Molokai will get an opportunity to provide feedback to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) at a community forum as well as a regular meeting scheduled by the Board of Trustees.

The community meeting is designed for OHA officials to listen to concerns and highlight efforts to improve conditions within Hawaiian communities. Both meetings are open to the public. Here are the specifics:

Community Meeting
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Kulana `Oiwi Halau

OHA Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, June 19, 2014
9 a.m.
Kulana `Oiwi Halau

For more information, visit oha.org, or call OHA’s office on Molokai at (808) 560-3611.…

UPDATED: Murder Investigation Ongoing

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Police have released a man who was arrested in connection with the suspicious death of 20-year-old Koshari Kahikili.  Jeffery Davis, 39, was taken into custody on Thursday, according to the Maui Police Department, but was released on Friday pending further investigation.

On Tuesday morning around 6:45 a.m., a man traveling by moped along Kamehameha Highway around mile marker 15 on the east end saw Kahikili lying motionless on a dirt roadway, said police. Emergency responders attempted to revive Kahikili but he was unresponsive and pronounced dead.

Investigation revealed that he had sustained apparent head injuries. His body was flown to Maui, where an autopsy is pending.…

Molokai and Lanai High Athletics Fundraiser a Homerun

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Downtown Athletic Club Hawaii News Release

The Downtown Athletic Club Hawaii’s (DACH) second annual benefit fundraiser, “Cheers for Molokai and Lanai High,” held on Jan. 29 outside Murphy’s Bar and Grill, raised $131,500 to benefit student athletes from both schools, and donations are still coming in.

DACH Board of Directors President Keith Amemiya said the outpouring of support from across the state was emotional and overwhelming. Of the proceeds, $85,500 went to Molokai High and $46,000 will benefit Lanai High’s athletic program.

DACH arrived at the financial allocation with the agreement of Molokai High and Lanai High athletic administrators based on the respective numbers of student-athletes served and certain donations that were earmarked by sponsors.…

Molokai Food Hub Project

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Sust`ainable Molokai News Release

Have you ever gone to the grocery store and wished that more locally grown food was available? Here at Sust`ainable Molokai, we have, and we know that many of you have as well. Based on the Agricultural Needs Assessment survey that we conducted in 2012, 90 percent of those Molokai residents surveyed said that they prefer to buy local Molokai food products, and 98 percent answered, “Yes, I would eat more local food if it was available.”

In response to that demand, along with the input of our island farmers, which was also collected during our Agricultural Needs Assessment process, we are now working to establish a Molokai Food Hub.…

Brushfires Believed to Have Been Intentionally Set

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Three small brushfires blazed in Kalama`ula Mauka yesterday morning, and may have been intentionally set, according to the Maui Fire officials.

Molokai firefighters from Kaunakakai, Ho`olehua, and Pukoo were dispatched to a brush fire around 10 a.m. Thursday. Fire crews arrived on scene and discovered three separate fires in light flashy fuels burning at that location, stated Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

Two fires were burning at the corner of Likelike Avenue and Pookela Street. These two fires merged in to one fire approximately a quarter acre in size. The third fire, also a quarter acre in size, was located about 50 yards to the West on Likelike Avenue.…

2014 Molokai Earth Day

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The Nature Conservancy Molokai News Release

Celebrate the environment and malama aina at the 22nd annual Molokai Earth Day this year on April 18. Come learn from conservation exhibits that bring awareness to our natural resources and what environmental organizations, agencies and local groups are doing to preserve it. Enjoy entrainment, including Moana’s Hula Halau and MoBettah Band, and local food vendors during this grass roots, family-oriented event from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kaunakakai Ball Field.

An annual event theme is developed by the Earth Day committee and local cultural experts.  The 2014 theme is, “He Wa`a He Moku, He Moku He Wa`a; Your canoe is like an island, an island is like your canoe.”  The theme describes how your canoe, like your island is surrounded by water, isolated and with limited resources. …

Descendants of Original Kalama`ula Homesteaders Sought

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Descendants of Original Kalama`ula Homesteaders Sought

DHHL News Release

The State of Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is seeking descendants still residing on Molokai of the 22 native Hawaiians allocated homestead lots and the 20 who were allocated residential lots at Kalaniana`ole Settlement, Kalama`ula, from Sept. 16, 1921, through Nov. 13, 1923.
In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Kalanana`ole Settlement at Kalama`ula and the original 42 Hawaiian homesteaders, DHHL is planning on a celebration at Kalaniana`ole Hall, Kalama`ula following the Hawaiian Homes Commission meeting at the DHHL offices at Kulana `Oiwi on April 21, where the families of the original homesteaders will be recognized.…

Pilot Explains West Molokai Accident

Monday, April 14th, 2014

For John Weiser, the pilot whose plane crashed on his west Molokai airstrip on Feb. 27, it was a 1 in 10,000 accident.

“I must have landed on this airstrip more than 10,000 times in the last 30 years with no trouble,” he said, adding that he has more than 20,000 pilot hours logged. “When I came in to land that day, I was off-center. I should have turned around and come back, but instead, I did the turn and when I rolled out, I was in the trees.”

Weiser said his private grass airstrip on his Papohaku property has runway lights, and though some are out, he still lands at night, as he did on Feb.…

DRAG-ED to the 80s Show on Saturday

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

DRAG-ED to the 80s event News Release

The DRAG-ED to the 80s show will be held on Saturday, April 12 at Paddlers Inn. The time for the event has been changed. The doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show begins at 10 p.m. In addition to the performance, there will be a raffle and prizes. Presale tickets are being sold at Paddlers Inn and Rawlins Chevron for $20. Tickets purchased at the door are $25. For more information, call 808-633-5583.…

Lives Change at your Library

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library News Release

All types of libraries across the nation participate in National Library Week each April; we celebrate the contributions of our libraries, librarians, and promote library use and support. The Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library would like you to join our celebration of National Library Week on Monday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 15 from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon for several workshops offered on the influence of economics within our everyday lives.

Workshop topics surround this year’s Library Week theme “Lives Change at your Library” and will include Hawaiian Historical Culture and Economics, Money Management and Preparing for our Future.…