Ahupua’a Boundary Marker Project

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Beautiful Ahu Pohaku Dedicated…and vandalized – but it will be rebuilt soon

Members of the Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, Kane`ohe and Kailua Neighborhood Boards,  and elected officials gathered with other community leaders and funders from Castle Foundation and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on July 27, 2013, to dedicate a newly-build Ahu Pohaku, a stone monument to mark the traditional boundary between the ahupua`a of Kane`ohe and Kailua at Castle Junction. A few weeks later, the ahu was destroyed by a vandal. Detectives from the Kailua HPD are currently seeking the man, who was photographed doing the damage. The cost of the ahu construction was funded jointly by grants to the Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club and the O`ahu Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. The civic clubs and communities plan to rebuild the marker and have established the “Ahu Pohaku Fund” to help raise the money needed. Anyone interested in donating to this fund may send their donation to the tax-exempt fiscal sponsor for the grants: Hawaii Maoli, Note: Ahu Pohaku Fund, 91-1270 Kinoiki St., Kapolei, HI 96707.

Ko`olaupoko Ahupua`a Boundary Markers – An historic event!

In a landmark event, our communities of Ko`olaupoko celebrated the unveiling of the first ahupua`a boundary marker located at the intersection of Kane`ohe Bay Drive and Mokapu Road, on Friday, Jan. 28th.  These signs are the work product of the Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, which collaborated with the Kailua and Waimanalo civic clubs and planned the project with their help and that of the neighborhood boards from Kahalu`u, Kane`ohe, Kailua, Waimanalo and Hawaii Kai, and later with the Maunalua Hawaiian Civic Club.  The project resulted in establishment of a “new state standard”, the official ahupua`a sign that will be authorized for use to mark boundaries for ahupua`a throughout the state.  Understanding the boundaries of our ahupua`a will enable our communities to connect with and become better stewards of our own ahupua`a. Anyone wishing to participate in stewardship activities in any of the ahupua`a should contact the civic club office at 235-8111 or e-mail: malamapono744@aol.com. The ahupua`a of the Ko`olaupoko (Windward) district include: Kualoa, Hakipu`u, Waikane, Waiahole, Ka`alaea, Waihe`e, Kahalu`u, He`eia, Kane`ohe, Kailua, and Waimanalo (Maunalua included).

Find all of our Ahupua`a brochures HERE!

To contact us, phone (808) 235-8111
or email: malamapono@aol.com

Upcoming Events
all-day Dedication of Punawai at Castle HS
Dedication of Punawai at Castle HS
May 30 all-day
Students of Castle High School have been restoring a spring on the school property. They will be conducting a dedication of the spring to bless it with its name. The civic club assisted students in[...]
7:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly meeting of directors and officers
6:30 pm Membership Meeting @ Queen Liliuokalani Trust
Membership Meeting @ Queen Liliuokalani Trust
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly membership meeting. Potluck style dinner w/ business meeting to follow. Bring a dish to share!
10:00 am VOLUNTEERS- Food Booth Prep @ QLCC Kaneohe
VOLUNTEERS- Food Booth Prep @ QLCC Kaneohe
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be prepping vegetables for our Kamehameha Day food booth. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Teri Loo at teriloo76@gmail.com. The club is looking for the following donations: 2 – large heads[...]
all-day Kamehameha Day Parade & Celebrat...
Kamehameha Day Parade & Celebrat...
Jun 9 all-day
The Kamehameha Day Parade and Celebration is a fabulous event for the family! The Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club will be running a food booth with our famous grilled chicken and noodles. Come visit us for[...]