Tomorrow at noon there will be a ceremony to celebrate the unvieling of a new sign off the highway on Kauai Mini Golf land. Here is a county Press Release explaining the new program.
The sign signifies the Hawaiian Moku or region of KO’OLAU – HALELE’A. In a collaboration between private and public groups and the Mayors administration the Mokupuni of Kauai are enjoying a re-introduction to our island society. Community members are invited to bring pū (conch shells) to blow as part of the ceremony.
Please see below for information regarding the ceremony protocol, locations of each Moku sign, and parking for the event.
Protocol for the Blessing Ceremony & Unveiling of Moku Signage:
12 noon: Blowing of pū (conch shells) 6 (six) times (to represent the 6 moku of Kaua’i County) towards Mt. Wai’ale’ale;
- Oli (chant) for Kaua’i, the Moku and/or Kaua’i’s ali’i;
- Speech offered by a Dignitary of the Community;
- Unveiling of the Moku sign;
- Ho’okupu (offering) by the community;
- Blowing of pū to end the ceremony
Date: May 30, 2014, Friday
Time: 12 noon
KO’OLAU – HALELE’A
Location: Kaua’i Mini Golf Park also known as Aina Hou
Parking: Mauka (mountain) side of Kūhiō Highway. Please park at the Kaua’i Mini Golf Park and walk to the moku sign. All participants need to stay 10 ft. inland of Kūhiō Highway.
Ko’olau’s plant icon is the flower of the koko’olau (also known as ko’oko’olau). It is easy to see why this plant would be chosen for this moku by simply noticing it’s name, but koko’olau is a widely used medicinal plant. It is made into tea and has medicinal properties and is used in a variety of ways for healing. This is a very useful plant that through ingenuity hundreds of years ago became highly valued.Referred to as an i’a (fish) in Hawaiian, the ula, or spiny lobster, is highly prized as food. It’s delicate life and spawning cycle should remind us about the need for self control and proper management of natural resources around the island through lāhui, or temporary restriction periods.
The color is a cross between red (‘ula’ula, like the name of this fish) and purple, Kaua’i’s designated color since the late 1940s.
We will have a beach access meeting at my house at 3007 Kaohe Rd on Monday, May 5th to discuss the County Council site visit to Kahu Aina (April 30th). The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend.
KNA Beautification Committee Minutes Minutes and General Plan- Download
Approximately 10 am – Kilauea Ag park Stewardship approval at the Thursday Kauai County Council meeting; Up on the agenda is a request for the county council to sign off on the stewardship agreement to put the Kilauea Agricultural Park back into the Kilauea community’s hands. A showing of community members at this meeting will really help make this successful. No testimony is needed, just a show of support.
Following are more details;
Please note that the following item will be addressed during the County Council Meeting on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The meeting as a whole begins at 9:00 a.m. Communication (03/05/2014) from the Director of Economic Development, recommending Council approval of the County of Kaua‘i Kīlauea Agricultural Park Agreement with Malama Kaua‘i and the Kīlauea Agricultural Committee relating to the Stewardship of Kīlauea Agricultural Park Complex . . .
Please plan to attend the above-referenced County Council Meeting, bringing along any designated representative(s) you would like to have present, and please be prepared to address questions regarding the above item.
If you intend to utilize a PowerPoint presentation, please reply to this E-mail with your presentation file as an attachment no later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the Meeting. Please also bring to the Meeting twelve (12) hardcopies of your presentation, and any handouts you may wish to submit.
Please note that a different item (the Little Fire Ants (LFA) Resolution) has already been designated to proceed as the first item at 9:00 a.m. (possibly lasting until 10:30 a.m.).
THE KĪLAUEA AGRICULTURAL PARK LEGAL DOCUMENT ITEM HAS BEEN SCHEDULED TO BE TAKEN AS THE SECOND ITEM, AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 A.M. Please ensure that you and any interested community members are present in advance of this designated 10:30 a.m. time. If the Little Fire Ants Resolution concludes early, we could potentially move on to the Kīlauea Agricultural Park Legal Document, if you are present and prepared to proceed.
If you have any questions, or would like to bring anything to my attention that should be discussed or addressed prior to the meeting, please feel free to contact me. Mahalo.
Jenelle R. Hughes
County of Kaua‘i, Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division
4396 Rice Street, Suite 209
Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766
Main line: (808) 241-4188
Direct line: (808) 241-4822
KNA letter to County Council regarding Ag Park;
The KNA Access Committee will meet at 9 am the morning of the County Access committee meeting. The meeting will be at David Diners house, 3007 Kaohe Road, Kilauea 639-7845, at 9 am Thursday, February 27th. On the agenda will be discussion on Kilauea Area Beach Access Issues including; Kauapea (Secret Beach), Kilauea Falls Ranch Alaloa, Ka`aka`aniu, Waipake. Also Moloa`a Forest Reserve Access Issues including; Pilaa Luna, Jurassic Kahil, Kalaiea, Waiakalua.
If you are the type to wait for the most effective moment to make your actions count here is one of those moments. This coming Thursday, February 27 there is a County Open Space committee meeting taking place at 1 pm in the Lihue county buildings. The access to the Kilauea Waterfall will be discussed. Progress is being made toward securing access. The county has been showing signs of standing in favor. Now is the time to rally. Attend this meeting and present testimony or email your testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org… . Thank you for your effort!
Attached is the agenda for this meeting; 2014-2-27 Open Space Agenda