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Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Historical "Fact or Not?"
Sunday, 18 March 2012

Waimanalo, Hawaii. 

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In preparation for the upcoming Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Celebration by the Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association (WHHA) in the annual Prince Kuhio Parade on Saturday, March 26, 2016 a "trivia" is posted here to test your knowledge.  Fact or Not?

-  Ka Ho'oilina na Kuhio was named for Prince Kuhio because of his legacy as serving in many capacities during his life.  The title on the marker located at WHHA differs from this one above.  Which is the correct spelling of the official title of the community center at WHHA?

-  Was Princess Elizabeth Kahanu ever the Chairwoman of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL)?  If so, when?

Yes.  Princess Elizabeth Kahanu Kaauwai-Kalanianaole became the first woman and the second person to chair the Department of Hawaiian Home Land.  She was appointed and re-appointed in 1925 and served until 1932.

-  Why did Prince Kuhio inherit Pualeilani estate?

 Prince Kuhio inherited Pualeilani from his aunt Queen Kapiolani upon her death.  Queen Kapiolani and Prince Kuhio's mother, Victoria Kekaulike Kinoiki are sisters.  Jonah and his two brothers were hanai by Queen Kapiolani and King Kalakaua. 

-  Where were the first homes lease awards located in Waimanalo?  Do they still exist today?

The first Hawaiian homestead leases awarded in Waimanalo are those homes located mauka across from the present-day Kaiona Beach Park from Makapuu to the corner of Ala Koa Street and Kalanianaole Highway.

-  Did Mrs. Blanche Pope ever lived in Waimanalo?  Where?

 Mrs. Blanche Pope lived in Waimanalo on or near the present Waimanalo Beach Park area.  Some say that her home was near the former park caretakers home Mr. and Mrs. George and Eleanor Mahoe just makai of the present Hale Wa'a.

-  What destroyed the old Waimanalo Intermediate School administration building? 

The old Waimanalo Intermediate School administration building was built of wood and included the library and several classrooms.  Fire destroyed the building one evening in which the flames could be seen as far away from homes on Poliala Street.

- The old fishing shrine or "koa" that was located near the Makai Pier near Kaupo next to Makapu'u beach park.  Rumors said that it was the construction of the Makai Pier that destroyed that "kos" is that true?

 No.  The "koa" or fishing shrine that once was built there along with others in Mauna Lua bay were actually destroyed by the tsunami of 1946.  A picture photograph of the koa in Waimanalo, Kaupo was taken and printed in the O'ahu Names and Places.

WHHA Submits Comments on U. S. Department of Interior Proposed Rules
Tuesday, 08 November 2011

 Waimanalo, Hawaii

Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association (WHHA) submitted written comments to the recent Regulation Identifier No. 1090-AB05 - Procedures for Reestablishing a Formal Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community on December 30, 2015.  

"It was very interesting and challenging, but the comments submitted reflected the majority of the homestead residents and WHHA with regards to federal recognition and its processes," commented WHHA President Kamakana Aquino.

Aunty Moana Akana, WHHA Secretary agreed with Kamakana, "It was very challenging in composing a comment that best voiced the homesteaders in Waimanalo."

Several talk story sessions that included former U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa provided excellent background and encouragement to Waimanalo homesteaders in seriously considering and submitting their individual written comments.  Similar sessions were held at Papakolea, Wai'anae, Nanakuli, Kapolei, Panaewa-Keaukaha, Kona, Maui, Moloka'i and Kaua'i.

 Copies of the DOI Proposal and written comments will be available this Monday during the WHHA Welcome Dinner while supplies lasts.

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DHHL Community Commission Visit Scheduled in March 2017
Tuesday, 08 November 2011

Waimanalo, Hawaii 

HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION 2017 CALENDAR

January 23, 2017 HHC Mtg, Kapolei – (No Community Mtg)

January 24, 2017 HHC Mtg, Kapolei, Hawaiʻi

February 21, 2017 (Tue) HHC Mtg, Kapolei – (No Community Mtg)

February 22, 2017 (Wed) HHC Mtg, Kapolei, Hawaiʻi

March 20, 2017 HHC Mtg, Community Mtg – Waimānalo -

Ka Ho'oilina na Kuhio Community Center - 41-253 Ilauhole Street, Waimanalo

March 21, 2017 HHC Mtg, Kapolei, Hawaiʻi 

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Weather Alert For Windward O'ahu and Waimanalo! UPDATED 4AM 2/5/2017
Monday, 11 July 2011

Waimanalo, Hawaii. 

Weather Alert Issued for

Windward O'ahu 

Wind Advisory issued February 05 at 4:08AM HST until February 06 at 6:00PM HST by NWS Honolulu

 ...INCREASING KONA WINDS TODAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES... .A RATHER STRONG AND FAST MOVING COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE ISLANDS TODAY...WITH INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT. THE FRONT WILL COME THROUGH KAUAI MONDAY MORNING AND OAHU LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON OR EARLY MONDAY EVENING. THE STRONGEST GUSTS WOULD BE EXPECTED TO BE OVER THE USUAL WINDWARD SIDES OF THE ISLANDS...IN CONTRAST TO THE RECENT STRONG TRADE WIND EVENTS WHICH AFFECTED MAINLY THE LEEWARD SIDES. WINDS WILL DIMINISH SOMEWHAT AND SWITCH TO THE WEST AFTER THE FRONT PASSES. ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM HST MONDAY... * TIMING...NOON TODAY THROUGH 6 PM MONDAY. * WINDS...SOUTHWEST KONA WINDS WILL INCREASE...REACHING 25 TO 35 MPH IN SOME SPOTS...WITH LOCALIZED GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. THE STRONGEST GUSTS ARE EXPECTED OVER AND DOWNSLOPE FROM HIGHER TERRAIN. FOR THIS SITUATION...THE TYPICAL WINDWARD SIDES OF KAUAI AND OAHU ARE INCLUDED...SUCH AS THE AREAS AROUND LIHUE... KANEOHE...AND KAILUA. * IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG CAN RESULT IN POWER INTERRUPTIONS...DOWN LARGE TREE BRANCHES...DAMAGE WEAKER ROOFS...AND MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. UNSECURED LOOSE OBJECTS LIKE TENTS COULD BE BLOWN AROUND BY THE WIND.

 

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ESSA Town Hall Meetings Scheduled Announced
Friday, 01 July 2011

 Waimanalo, Hawaii.

 

ESSA TOWN HALL MEETINGS

What is ESSA?  Pre. Obama signed into law the "Every Student Succeeds Act" or ESSA which also includes requirements by law affecting public, public charter schools, Native American Indian (NAI) and Alaskan Indian (AI) and the Native Hawaiian Education Act (NHEA).  
 
The act was signed into law and becomes effective 2017 which requires changes to the Native Hawaiian Education Council (NHEC) which is a major component of NHEA.  For more information concerning ESSA, check this hyperlink - www.ed.gov./essa
 
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