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).

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