Redesigned the look to make text easier to read and photos larger and easier to see detail
In the process of reorganizing contents to make the site easier to navigate
Both the redesign and reorganization will support adding new information. Changes will be released over the coming months while we continue to make more changes. Please be patient while we're "under construction"!
It's time to take all we've learned about the Hakalau Kuleana and convert it to a narrative--with pictures, of course--that is easier to understand and navigate.
Expanded Timeline to show segments of 1900 map created of the Hakalau Plantation, specifically Hakalau and Honohina.
Expanded information in the Timeline and the Hakalau Jodo Mission to describe membership in the late 1980s and including a description and map shared by Rev. Tamura, resident minister from 1979-1996
Updated Issues Today to include the closure of Ka`ahakini Stream Bridge and detour route across the wooden Kanna Road Bridge, including a video recording of a meeting held January 15 with public officials and community representatives to priorities and next steps for the path forward.
This is a personal website, not a commercial endeavor. It is an effort to dig deep into the history of a small slice of the Big Island, the area of the former Hakalau Plantation extending from the Kolekole Stream in Wailea (at about the 14 Mile Marker on Highway 19) to the Poupou Stream in Ninole (at the 20 Mile Marker). The additional focus on TODAY and TOMORROW is intended to pull together the lessons learned from YESTERDAY, i.e., the cultural values which still guide us. These include: Engage in collective effort. Look out for each other. Honor hard work. Show respect for those who came before us. Aloha and Malama `Aina.
Creating hakalauhome.com is our way of showing respect for those that came before us, building upon the their history and values and sharing them broadly, and showcasing the collective effort of residents of Hakalau today. We were and continue to be inspired by the participants of the Hakalau School and Community Reunion.
Our collective responsibility, our kuleana, is to care for the land, the people and the culture.