National Park lands in Ka'u could increase under Sen. Schatz bill

by Julia Neal MORE NATIONAL PARK LANDS could be added in Ka`u if legislation by Sen. Brian Schatz goes forward. The bill, aimed at expanding Hawai`i’s National Parks, including sections of the Ka`u Coast, is the first piece of legislation offered by the freshman U.S. Senator who was appointed to office by Gov. Neil Abercrombie […]

Honuapo gets half million in fed grants, one of 24 projects

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RELATED VIDEO: John Replogle talks story, from Sept. 5th, 2010 [FMP poster=”http://bigislandvideonews.com/media/2012/01january/honuapothumb.jpg” width=”280″ height=”157″]http://bigislandvideonews.com/media/2010/09september/0906honuapo.mp4[/FMP] KA’U, Hawaii: The Honu’apo Estuary Wetlands will be getting $549,000 in federal grant money, one of 24 projects around the country to receive the funds from the U.S. Department of the Interior. Honu’apo is co-managed by the County of Hawaii and […]

KA’U: Honuapo acoustic Jam celebrates stewardship

By David Corrigan and Julia Neal HONUAPO, Hawaii: Honuapo was the location of an acoustic jam this weekend. Ka `Ohana O Honu`apo celebrated another year of stewardship of the park with the free family event. Local musician Keoki Kahumoku invited everyone to bring their acoustic instruments for the occasion. Led by a diverse board of […]

VIDEO: Hawaiian sovereignty struggles in Ka’u

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Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar Native Hawaiians met with Ka Ohana O Honuapo executive director Lehua Lopez-Mau on Wednesday at Honuapo Beach Park. Concerns have been re-ignited amongst these native Hawaiian groups now that new plans for Honuapo Park are moving forward. The Ka Ohana group is dedicated to protecting the […]

Hawaii Islands Land Trust, Olson Trust agree to Ka’u ag preserve

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By Stephanie Salazar 907 acres at Honuapo will be set aside for agricultural preservation, in the first deal by the newly formed Hawaiian Islands Land Trust. On Friday, it was announced that Edmund Olson, a major landowner in the Ka’u area, has reached an agreement with the statewide land trust that protects the land in […]

VIDEO: Honuapo Ho’olaulea celebrates park vision

September 6, 2010 – Naalehu, Hawaii Video by David Corrigan Ka Ohana O Honuapo celebrated its stewardship of Honuapo Park at the third “Hoolaulea at Honuapo: Malama Ka’u,” on Sunday, Sept. 5th. The free, multi-generational festivities took place along the dry and rocky shoreline of scenic Honuapo, aka Whittington Beach Park, and featured great food, […]