Loea Limu

In anticipation of the upcoming limu gathering that KUA is planning with guidance from Uncle Wally Ito and Uncle Henry Chang-Wo, we celebrate the loea limu (elders or masters of limu) within our communities! The full PDF of this article in Ka Wai Ola can be found here: http://www.oha.org/ka-wai-ola/iulai-2014

Retirement congratulations to Aku Hauanio!!

The KUA and E Alu Pū ‘ohana sends our aloha and congratulations to Aku Hauanio for his well-deserved retirement after 29 years with the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. His sister, Gladys Brigham, wrote this article in OHA’s Ka Wai Ola, featuring a tribute to Aku from the National Park Service. We wish Aku many wonderful […]

Potential forward movement for fishpond revitalization

On Friday, June 27, the State of Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) is reporting to the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) on the State Programmatic General Permit and Programmatic Agreement for fishpond revitalization. The OCCL staff report on the Conservation District Use Application […]

Hāʻena Community based Subsistence Fishing Area Rules Granted a Public Hearing.

An impressive 48+ individuals and organizations submitted written testimony to support the BLNR’s appointment of a hearing on the Hāʻena Community Based Subsistence Fishing Area Rules (CBSFA Rules) and to have them heard on the north shore of Kauaʻi. To impress upon the BLNR further Presley Wann, President of the Hui Makaʻāinana o Makana (of […]

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation honors the Hā‘ena State Park Lo‘i Kalo Restoration!

The Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is celebrating its 40th anniversary and this year, the work at Hā‘ena was chosen for one of their Preservation Honor Awards! These awards are Hawai‘i’s highest recognition of preservation projects that perpetuate, rehabilitate, restore or interpret the state’s architectural, archaeological and cultural heritage. The Foundation recognized the successful collaborative work that […]

Hāna Limu Festival

KUA staff, Miwa & Alex plus intern, baby Pāliʻulā, are still coming off a high from the Hāna Limu Festival that took place November 8-9th, 2013. Miwa and Al went to support E Alu Pūʻs loea limu (limu experts) themselves: Uncle Henry Chang Wo and Aunty Nāpua Barrows. We were just missing Uncle Wally Ito whose […]

KUA Office Blessing + Warming

On a warm and still Friday afternoon, KUA supporters, friends, and ‘ohana gathered outside the doorway of The Box Jelly to observe the blessing of the KUA office space. As the sun set and the air cooled, everyone reflected on the significance of the event, and when the kahuna concluded the blessing, the crowd entered […]