`Ohana Lawai`a Camp

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Hui Malama O Mo`omomi News Release

Last year, Hui Malama o Mo`omomi hosted a successful `Ohana Lawai`a Camp. Thanks to our sponsors, Conservation International/Hawaii Fish Trust and Tri-Isle Resource Conservation and Development, we are once again hosting our second annual `Ohana Lawai`a Camp. The camp will be held on Friday, June 13 through Tuesday, June 17 at Mo`omomi Beach.

What makes our camp unique? We target the entire `ohana, requiring two generations but encouraging three or more generations to participate if possible. We feel that when more generations are included, families can share and learn from one another, and the knowledge and skills that are developed from camp will more likely continue to be practiced in the home when everyone shares the same beliefs.…

Ask-A-Lawyer Free Clinic

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Hawaii State Bar Association News Release

As a community service project in conjunction with Law Week in Hawaii, attorneys from the Senior Counsel Division of the Hawaii State Bar Association will be holding a free legal clinic to provide legal information to the people of Molokai.

Come to Kaunakakai Elementary School Cafeteria on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is open to the Molokai community, with no income screening or eligibility qualifications.

Receive free legal information  on a variety of topics including Estate Planning/Probate, criminal law, consumer credit/collections, no-fault insurance law, environmental or historic preservation law, Hawaiian Homes, state water code, employment or family law, and landlord-tenant.…

Plant a Tree of Life, Grow Ulu

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Community Contributed 

By Glenn I. Teves, County Extension Agent, UH CTAHR

In commemoration of Love a Tree Day, May 16, we will hold a special workshop entitled Plant a Tree of Life, Grow Ulu. It will be held on Friday, May 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. at University of Hawaii Maui College – Molokai Farm in the Molokai Agricultural Park.

There will be three presentations on Breadfruit:

“All About Breadfruit” by Dr. Diane Ragone, Director of the Breadfruit Institute at the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) at Kalaheo, Kauai “Caring for Your Tree,” Harvest & Post Harvest by Ian Cole, Breadfruit Institute Collection Manager, NTBG, Kahanu Gardens, Hana, Maui “Some Like It Sweet – Cooking Demonstration” by John Cadman, Pono Pies, Maui

This workshop is also in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Cooperative Extension Service this year.…

Molokai Charity Walk Raises Record Total

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Molokai Charity Walk Raises Record Total

Raising a grand total of $66,829.62, the Molokai Charity Walk held last Saturday by the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA) was a record-breaking success. The Charity Walk, held annually around the state, raises money for local nonprofits and charities.

More than 200 people from over a dozen organizations participated in this year’s walk from Hotel Molokai to Paddlers Inn and back, a length of about three miles. The turnout, though slightly smaller than last year’s, didn’t hinder the amount of money raised. This year’s walked earned over $4,000 more than last year, according to Laura Echiverri, administrative assistant at MHLA and head organizer of the event.…

First ‘Made In Maui County’ Festival Accepting Applications

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

First ‘Made In Maui County’ Festival Accepting Applications

County of Maui News Release

The inaugural “Made in Maui County” Festival will be held November 7 and 8 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced. Approximately 6,000 to 8,000 residents and visitors are anticipated to attend the event, which will showcase a wide variety of made-in-Maui County products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more in one location.

Planning for the first-ever festival is in full swing with vendor applications and sponsorship forms now being accepted on the event’s official website, The event is being presented by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Maui Chamber of Commerce.…

Kualapu`u School’s 5K Team Races on Oahu

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Kualapu`u School News Release

The Kualapu`u School 5K team raced against a strong field of Oahu runners in the Honolulu 5K for Kids held on Sunday, April 27. Keahe Ross was the top finisher from Molokai finishing in 25:01 for third place in her age group.  The next three Kualapu`u School runners ran the course together finishing within 23 seconds of each other.  First in the pack of Kualapu`u runners was Namaka Ross finishing in a time of 28:37, good for 10th in his age division.  Close on his heels came Kapili`ula Naehu in a time of 28:59, good for seventh in the girl’s 11-12s. …

Harlem Ambassadors Tour Coming To Molokai

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Molokai Chamber of Commerce News Release

We are pleased to announce that the Molokai Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Harlem Ambassadors on Tuesday May 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Barn at Molokai High School. Hoops and hijinks are on their way as our very own local challengers, the Molokai All-Stars, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy.

The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, hilarious comedy routines, music, dancing and games for the kids.

“At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Coach Ladè Majic said.…

Yamamoto Finalist in School Leadership Award

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Island Insurance Foundation News Release

Principal Joe Yamamoto of Maunaloa Elementary on Molokai was named as one of the 13 finalists in the 2014 Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Awards, which recognizes outstanding Hawaii public school principals for their efforts to provide high-quality learning opportunities for their students.  Each finalist received a $1,000 personal cash award and a Certificate of Recognition at a presentation ceremony held on March 29.

The finalists will by vying for the $25,000 (a $10,000 personal cash award and $15,000 towards a school project of his or her choice) grand prize award at the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation dinner on May 1 in Honolulu. …

Hawaiian Immersion Summer Schools

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Community Contributed

By Manuwai Peters

With interest and demand growing for Hawaiian language programs for kids entering middle school, a second Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela site will open this summer at Molokai Middle School. Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela at Molokai Middle is for students who will complete grade six, seven or eight this school year.  The Hawaiian language based curricula is designed to engage and excite students in the many aspects of the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage of the Hokule`a and Hikianalia wa`a.

Through direct instruction and inquiry, students will compare stories and traditions of the Polynesian (Maori and Tahitian) migration with primary accounts of Hawaiian migrations, genealogies, exploration, and discovery. …

Nation-Building Process

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Nation-Building Process

Community Contributed

Opinion by Kamana`opono M. Crabbe, Ka Pouhana, Chief Executive Officer for OHA


With the May 1 deadline to register with the Official Hawaiian Roll fast approaching, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is moving aggressively to engage its beneficiaries on Molokai in the nation-building process.

We are invigorated by those in the Hawaiian community who tell us that they are ready to begin a process aimed at creating a nation where all Native Hawaiians have an opportunity to thrive.

This nation-building process will begin and end with Native Hawaiians who, for example, believe their children are entitled to an education that allows them to be competitive in the 21st century; believe their families should have access to safe and affordable housing that strengthens communities; and believe we as a people need to become healthier by stepping it up through exercise, a balanced diet and preventive medicine.…