If you don’t know this remote Maui region, its tricky to fully understand the obstacles of off-the-grid living. The Kahikinui Hawaiian Homestead does not have water. Homesteaders must drive 30-45 minutes one way to an Ulupalakua water source. This feat alone is laborious and costly. The region suffers from hydrophobic soil, which makes growing anything […]
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UPDATE The river of justice is still dammed. Annual, month-to-month Revocable Permit 7340, for Kaua‘i waters of Wai’ale’ale and Waikoko, has been approved again for Upper Waiahi Hydropower plant. Rubber stamp approval, again, for the 18th year even though it has not produced reliable power since April of 2018. Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) does […]
GenY Hawaiians Fighting Real Estate Fraud Ask Why?
The island of Maui in Hawai‘i has had one of the largest water battles in history. A hundred year plus battle. Long standing court cases, incestuous land and water boards, corporation control of government, all these and more have led a sad path for native tenants who merely want water to farm. Broken promises exhausted […]
There’s No Water Under The Bridge
There has been 150 years of water theft from East Maui by conglomerate sugar barons. Their gross entitled attitudes have overflowed into abuse of power in cooperation with status quo, bought-off politicians. The reprehensible damage done to this remote East Maui area is not all visible. The fallow fields of kalo that once were, are […]
Community Reach & Growing it Forward
blog-style post for International Women’s Day With all the nervousness in the air with new Maui sugar lands purchase and the constant national lure of despair, its taken some will power to stay positive. After careful observation of intergenerational farmers and the involvement of county, state and non profit organization support, I have to admit, […]
The Great Heart of Waiokane
Wailua Nui’s Ed Wendt featured in Na Loea: The Masters series. Fulfilling a soldier’s duty to preserve life, Edward Wendt personifies servant leadership with a tenacious resolve to fight for what is right. A Vietnam War veteran and a strong advocate for native Hawaiian rights, he used ancestral knowledge to survive in both scenarios. Ed […]
Taro Festival Best Ever Stage for Water Rights
As the 24th Annual Taro Fest commences this Saturday, the headline hogging water issue could not find a better stage. In a series of rapid measures, sugar cane conglomerate Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), through political persuasion, has recently authored legislative bill language trying to undue a court decision ruling that temporary permits for water diversions […]
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