PAHALA: A small increase in earthquake activity on the southwest rift of Kīlauea near Pahala has been observed over the past few days.
PAHALA: Joan Obra and Miguel Meza of Isla Custom Coffees share a detailed economic and risk assessment for the Moa’ula coffee farms in Ka’u. The farms are under pressure from the invasive coffee berry borer, mandated minimum wage increases, and possible farm lease rate increases.
PAHALA: Miss Ka’u Coffee Queen Maria Miranda tells the story of her parents – Roberta and Jose Miranda – who came from El Salvador to begin a life of farming coffee in Hawaii and who played a role in the success of Ka’u Coffee.
PAHALA: Trini Marques of Ali’i Hawaiian Hula Hands Coffee gives a detailed account of how Ka’u coffee was born in Moa’ula following the departure of the sugar plantation. Marques delivered a positive message of hope and hard work to the farmers.
PAHALA: In this video, part of the Ka’u Coffee Faces Uncertain Future series, Ka’u Coffee Cooperative president Gloria Camba talks about the current situation facing farmers in Moa’ula.
PAHALA: From coffee berry borer, to rising minimum wage, and now the uncertainty of their land leases; the sustainability of the region’s coffee industry is threatened.
PAHALA: The Steering Committe is nearing the final stages in the Ka’u Community Development Plan process. On August 11, planners met in Pahala to discuss potential revisions to the Draft CDP related to Town Infill & Agricultural Subdivision, based on public input.
UPDATE – Civil defense reports that telephone service has been restored. UPDATE – Hawaii County Civil Defense says the phone outage continues for Ka’u and South Kona today. Hawaiian Telcom Company reports that due to a break in the fiber system, telephone services in the Pahala, Naalehu, Ocean View and parts of the South Kona […]
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Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar PAHALA, Hawaii: A big moment for the community in Pahala on Wednesday. A ground breaking and blessing for the long awaited Ka‘ū District Gym & Shelter. About 150 people – including the students, teachers and administrators of Ka’u High – were on hand for the groundbreaking. So […]