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KULANIHAKO'I BRIDGE?

March 9, 2018

by Vernon Kalanikau

The County of Maui is planning to build a permenant bridge to replace the temporary bridge now. This is the Kulanihako'i Bridge Project just south of Old Maui Lu on the South Kihei Road, The new bridge will have 6 concrete culvert boxes and the paved road on top of it.

This proposed project has concerns such as the length of time of the project, the temporary road built mauka will disturb and destroy the muliwai/spring, cultural practices was performed here and still can continue, the culverts will not be efficient for the flow and debris from mauka.

Kihei Community Association has proposed to Dept. of Public Works to erect a prefab steel bridge that will be completely open underneath which will accomadate all flow and debris from mauka. Not to mention the bridge and install will cost less and it could be installed in a couple weeks.  The surrounding area will not be affected and preserved.

More to this project and progress in 2018

HEALING FOR KANALOA

Feb. 7, 2018

by Vernon Kalanikau

  Today a rarely seen Fraser Dolphin was found this morning on the shores of Papalaua Beach in Lahaina Moku. A friend Dane Maxwell contacted me to break the news of the nai'a. NOAA was contacted also.  Dane and I spent some time with the nai'a which has hala when we arrived. Of course the recovery team from NOAA will have the nai'a transported to Oahu for necropsy to determine the cause of death. First Fraser Dolphin for NOAA to research on.


PULEHUNUI MASTER PLAN

Jan 18, 2018

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HOMELESS SOLUTION FOR SOUTH MAUI

Jan. 18, 2018

A homeless group organized in the South Maui Community a few months ago continues discussions at Ka Hale A Ke Ola in an effort to get closer to making a decision how to use $1.5 million for homelessness in South Maui. Many ideas have been entertained on the best way to use the funds in the past months and the group is making progress to finalize a plan.

More on this group in the future.

by Vernon Kalanikau

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KIHEI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Jan. 16, 2018  Lipoa St.  Kihei Charter Middle School.  6:30pm to 8:00pm

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A brief 20 minute presentation by Linda Berry and Vernon Kalanikau on Moku and Ahupua'a signs for Pi'ilani and Moku'lele Highways. After the presentation, there were time for a few question from community attendees. 

More work is needed to make changes to educate the community and visitors in regards to the reason of the signs, the meaning of the names and what it represents culturally and how people can access information about the signs.

More to the sign project coming soon

by Vernon Kalanikau