New Shoreline and Building Setbacks are Needed Now!
The Hāmākua Community Development Plan was passed as Ordinance No. 2018-78 in August, 2018. Policy Number 18 calls for amending and/or creating County Codes and Planning Department Rules to develop shoreline and building setbacks to address environmental, health, and safety priorities.
These rules are needed to address the fragile cliffs along all of the Hamakua Coast. For the Hakalau Kuleana (for the purposes of this website defined as the area between the Kolekole River at about the 14 Mile Marker on Highway 19 to Poupou Street at the 20 Mile Marker) these new rules are essential. Consider the pictures taken of our coastline by a private pilot-photographer in February 2019:
Updates as of May 2, 2019
New Year's Resolutions for hakalauhome
New Year's Resolution #1: Expand historical information about the former Hakalau Plantation using newspaper sources.
New Year's Resolution #2: Track and explain the sale of lands [within the Hakalau Kuleana* to sugar interests after the Great Māhele and the Reciprocity Treaty of 1875.
New Year's Resolution #3: Quantify and describe the demographic changes over time in the Hakalau Kuleana*.
* For this website, the Hakalau Kuleana is defined as the area within the boundaries of the former Hakalau Plantation from the Kolekole River in Wailea to the Poupou Stream in Ninole. This is approximately from the 14 Mile Marker to the 20 Mile Marker.
Why we created hakalauhome.com
Creating hakalauhome.com is our way of showing our respect for those who came before us, to build upon the history and share it broadly, and to showcase the collective effort of residents of Hakalau today.