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1/30/2020 - HUI BOARD REPORT PRESENTED

The Hui presented it quarterly report to the full Board of Directors on January 29. A copy of the report can be viewed here.

1/16/2020 - HUI PREPARES NEW PROPOSAL TO HAWAIIAN GOVERNMENT

Hui members recently conducted a survey for a new informational pathway would enable the public to better understand its history. The current layout was damaged and desecrated when Pualani was built.

The new proposal, required by the Hawaiian Government, will be submitted to the Government for approval. The pathway, when opened to the public, will guide visitors to the site's history, significance, and care.

1/13/2020 - PUBLIC TALKSTORY AT THE HEIAU ANNOUNCED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE HELD AT A FUTURE DATE.

Akua Lono

The second Talkstory event will be hald on January 25 (Saturday) at the heiau from 4 PM - 5 PM. The topic will be "Lono of Makahiki - The Akua Loa."

The Akua Loa is one of the symbols associated with the Hawaiian makahiki period of peace, festivities, feasting, and games. During this period warfare was considered kapu.

The Hui will talk about the significance of the Makahiki and plans to include a hands-on activity on Akua Loa structure. The last Talkstory was sold out and space is limited so be sure to confirm your reservation now. If you have any questions, please contact the Hui at 808.326.9092 Kealani Winter, or 808.327.9792 Likeke Bumanglag, or E-mail: heiaupreservation@pualaniestatesatkona.com

12/21/2019 - A TIME OF MAKAHIKI AND THE HAWAIIAN NEW YEAR

The word makahiki describes a time of celebration in Hawai`i. At the present time, it also describes the observance of the end of a current Hawaiian year--and precedes the beginning of a new year. The rising of Makaliʻi (the constellation Pleiades) marks the beginning of Makahiki. It begins mid-November and ends in late January or February.

Look up at the sky and see if you are able to find the Pleiades.

While the Hawaiians used it as a marker for their new year, other cultures have also named them in other ways. For example, the Japanese name for this cluster is Subaru ("coming together as a team"). The 8.2 meter Japanese National Telescope on Mauna Kea is also named Subaru.

Hawaiian activities and ceremonies took place during this time. The period was celebrated through feasting, sports/games, hula, and storytelling. War was forbidden.

The four-month period marked a time in honor of Hawaiian diety Lono, the god of agriculture and rain. The Keau Kukui `Ula heiau is believed to have been dedicated to Lono, one of the four major gods recognized throughout the Pacific. The diety's realm included fertility, agriculture, and peace. The Hui will be presenting ho`okupu at the heiau in observance of this period at the January 25th talkstory.

At ths particular time of the year, we ask all to join in the spirit of this season of thanks, kokua, and peaceful harmony.

12/11/2019 - QUARTERLY REPORT TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 12-11-2019

The Hui presented its quarterly report at the December 11 Board of Directors' meeting.

12/2/2019 - COMMENTARY - RESCUING A 12TH CENTURY HEIAU FROM GARBAGE DUMP

There's a new effort to restore the sacred Pahukini Heiau and increase public access... Pahukini is a heiau of the highest chiefly order perched in the middle of the now closed Kapaa landfill...

9/27/2019 - HEIAU TALK STORY SERIES "SOLD OUT" SUCCESS

Approximately 20 residents gathered at the Keau Kukui `Ula heiau to kick off the first talk story event sponsored by the Hui exclusively for Pualani Estates Residents. The hour long event covered the historic time line of the heiau since ancient times to its current stewardship by the heiau's kia`i. Hui members responded to questions raised by the audience. Topics included the Kona Field System as well as other heiau in the area.

Upon their arrival, the participants were presented a Kukui leaf--symbol of the heiau--that they later could offer as ho`okupu to the heiau. Several expressed the event was interesting and informative and were glad that they had decided to register and attend. The series is FREE.

The Hui expects to have at least three such events in 2020. Participants were encouraged to let the Hui know of any topic relative to the heiau that they would like covered in future talk story events.

Mahalo to all who attended!

 

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: heiaupreservation@pualaniestatesatkona.com

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