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9/22/2021 - KEEPING ON TOP OF THINGS

To ensure the heiau's day-to-day business and stewardship is carried out, Hui cochairs continue to meet thoughout the COVID pandemic. Regular scheduled meetings had been put on hold since the pandemic began in 2020.

The management of one of the area's important wahi pana is an on-going process that requires monthly inspections, boots on-the-ground visits, planning, as well as consultations with various cultural and government entities as needed.

9/22/2021 - QUARTERLY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER

The hui reported on heiau activities at the board meeting held September 22. Following are highlights of the report:

Due to the on-going concerns of COVID 19, monthly meetings have been curtailed/modified to address only the most pressing issues. A current priority is to complete the mapping of the heiau and working with the County Cultural Resource Commission to accomplish this project. A tentative meeting is expected to be scheduled sometime in October to establish a plan to move forward.

8/16/2021 - DAMAGE TO AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE HAS CONSEQUENCES

To protect and preserve Hawaiian cultural lands, features, and artifacts Pualani Estates has placed the stewardship of the Keau Kukui `Ula Heiau under the Heiau Preservaton Hui. Mismanagement of this and other designated wahi pana will result in severe consequences.

5/15/2021 - Latest Ki Thrive

Planted in December 2020 by volunteers, ki now thrive along the heiau's Paulehia Street border.

Ki has many uses. It grows throughout Hawaii and is a large part of Hawaiian tradition and culture. Polynesians considered the leaves to have divine power.

It is planted at heiau, used in ceremonies, and is related to the Hawaiian god Lono, to whom experts believe the Keau Kukui `Ula heiau is associated.

Throughout Pualani Estates, you will find many homeowners who have chosen to included this beautiful, useful, and important cultural resource in their landscaping.

In addition, other uses include:

Hula skirts
Lei making
Pū ́olo (bundle or container)
Ho`okupu (offerings)
Floral arrangements
Ceremonies (weddings, graduations, etc.)
Food preparation
Place mats/liners for pans or containers
And more...


Please respect this historic land.. Animals are not allowed on the preservation site.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Keau Kukui `Ula Preservation Hui (Committee)
c/o Hawaiiana Management Company, Ltd
Palani Court - Suite 215
74-5620 Palani Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
Phone: (808) 930-3218 (Office)
Fax: (808) 331-1743 (Office)
Hui direct lines:
808.326.9092 Kealani Winter
808.327.9792 Likeke Bumanglag
E-mail: kku@keaukukuiula.com
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