Winter 2001 & Spring 2002
*Network information with Representative Dwight Takamine concerns
of 09/11/01 National Tradegy which has affecte families in North Kohala;
specifically in the tourism industry. By invitation of Mr. Takamine, a round
table of Kohala's community leaders and public agencies gathered to discuss
providing a day of food, entertainment and informational booths. A way to
also assist individual families in need due to a recent earthquake disasters
"We Care About You Kohala! The successful volunteer event was held on a
saturday at the Kamehameha Park grounds at Hisaoka Gymnasium..
*Assist in reviving the Scholarship Program for Kohala High School Students
of Hawaiian ethnicity through the efforts of KHCC and fundraising.
Summer & Fall 2002
Discussion in regards to community groups organizing itself on projects we
may want to assist in sponsorship. County Council Panet Hearings in regards
to finalizing the Hawaii County General Plan. Theme for North Kohala District
Research completed and found Hui Mamalahoa Group still in existence. We
have extended our assistance as may be needed on any future projects.
Spring 2004 - October 2010
In support of KAKO'O & other Kohala Community groups in preservation and
Spring 2004 - Present
Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation represents MKOKI
August 2010 - October 2011
Private Education - 100% funding and organizational support of Kohala
Mission School-Parent School Association. Provide supplies to operate
the organization, ie: banners, advertising and general office start up
needs. Supporting their first educational component project of the
Lego Robotics Program emphasizing skills of math and science.
February 11, 2011 for $975,000 from the State DLNR Legacy Land
Conservation Program which is approximately 70% of its purchase price.
Grant applications and community matching fundraising efforts to meet
the 30% required for the full purchase price of $3.1 million. We were
Division in August, 2010 to hold title to Kauhola Point's 27.546 acres
ensuring coastal access is maintained for residents of the North Kohala
Community for sustenance and recreation; to preserve cultural sites
on the property, inclusive of recreational areas and coastal lands in
need of care due to Kauhola Point's coastal erosion. The property
closed escrow on April 13, 2012. This special place is located in the
Ahupa'a (land division) of Halau'a, North Point of the District of North
Kohala. "Mae'mae ike kai pua oka naupaka i ka poli o ka
hala'ula" Cleaned by the sea are the blossoms of the naupaka
who are protected in the bosom of the red hala...'e pule kakou...
EVENTS PLANNED AT KAUHOLA WILL HAVE ACCESS TO OUR
LEGAL PRIVATE ACCESS EASEMENT - TBA in Kaohala Mountain
News and our Facebook Group Page when public events are
scheduled. AT NO OTHER TIME SHOULD IT BE ACCESSED as it
is privately shared by 3 other private land owners.
The legal community pedestrian access will continue to be for
public use "as usual" from the bottom of our property. We are
currently at work with our neighbors above us on making the
legal south pedestrian access which by county maps is further
up from the current access verbally given permission by 'Iole
to the former landowner's caretakers. The legal access by
county maps crosses into the private easement of MKOKI
and 3 other private landowners then crosses into our neighbor's
above us leading down to our south (top) fenceline heading
towards "Swimming Pools" bay. Vehicular access we are
allowing at the bottom of our property but you need a 4x4
vehicle to enter. Vehicles are prohibited at the private
easement also known as the private "Horseshoe Gate" as
again easement is shared by 3 other parcel owners and
should be prohibited out of respect of private property
rights and no trespassing. PLEASE MALAMA!
(SEE KAUHOLA POINT PROPERTY)
In March, MKOKI filed and approved for trade name
North Kohala Historical Society with State Department
of Commerce & Consumer Affairs. We have interest in
opening a museum in the District of North Kohala. Finding
property in the best locale or partnering this project with other
organizations is a great possibility.
Consultant to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), research information on 5 TMK's in the Ahupua'a of Hawi crossing into Akoni Pule Hwy. With old & new maps confirm any historic, archaeologic or burial sites in these areas. This includes an interview with Kupuna Suse Soares to confirm information of Camp 6 in the area. USDA has taken on the responsibility of providing funds to replace Surety Kohala's water pipeline damaged form the earthquake occurring in 2006. We are honored to assist in this matter noting reciprocal respect is given to inquire information we are able to provide with no hesitation. We encourage other agencies and private individuals to continue to seek our assistance on matters relating to land and it's history here in the North Kohala District.
*Sponsoring the 1st - 5th grade Kohala Elementary School's Summer Fun program 2012 with healthy snacks.
In December, MKOKI filed and approved for trade name
Ho'ola Halawa with State Department of Commerce &
Consumer Affairs. We have interest in stewarding a
partnership with other groups of interest.
Ho'ola Halawa will be spearheaded by brothers Trevor &
Hayden Atkins, whom are direct lineal descendants of Alice (Wight)
Atkins, one of the eldest daughters of Dr. James & Jane (Tompkins)
Wight who took up residence in Halawa, naming their family
Current "Ongoing Projects of Discussion:
Looking for leadership skills in an individual to recommission the
Kohala Jaycees as a nonprofit. It has been approximately 30+ years
since their initial existence.
Makahiki Season Traditions.
TBA...'E Pule Kakou....