East Maui Water Study

Our story begins in the heart of Maui, where Hawaiian traditions and values are practiced daily by the kuaʻāina of Nā Koʻolau. Nā Koʻolau region currently holds the second wettest place on Earth. For the past 120 years the farmers of East Maui have been in battle with one of Hawaiʻi’s largest commercial land owners, […]

East Maui Demands Veto on Special Interest Legislation HB2501

Honolulu, Hawai‘i – With all of Hawai‘i watching, the Hawai‘i State Senate voted 17 in favor and 8 opposed to bestow status enabling sugar conglomerate, Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), to continue a 130-year reign of water control over Maui’s east side. Senator Riviere’s testimony in opposition provided factual details of the existing court ruling and […]

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 […]