Mo’okiha o Pi’ilani crew members paddle guests back to Makena’s Maluaka Beach after a visit to the voyaging canoe Saturday morning. The free ocean stewardship program for children, Papa Holokai, was hosted by Makena Golf & Beach Club and guided by members of Hui o Wa’a Kaulua. The community outreach gave youngsters an opportunity to learn traditional sailing and navigation practices and build conservation awareness through beach and ocean activities. It culminated five days of training for new Mo’okiha o Pi’ilani crew members. “How to care for the canoe and how to care for the ‘aina (land),” said crew member Mahina Hou Ross of Molokai. “It’s all connected. The canoe is your island and island is your canoe.” Hui o Wa’a Kaulua Educational Director Kala Babayan Tanaka oversaw the program.
SECOND PHOTO: Mo’okiha o Pi’ilani crew member Lehua Greenwell of Molokai teaches Wailuku Elementary School kindergartner Leila Hatakeyama how to tie a rope off on a cleat Saturday.
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Board of Water Supply Chairman Anders Lyons (left) and Vice Chairwoman Shay Chan Hodges (right) listen to testimony from county Department of Water Supply Director Jeff Pearson (center) at a board meeting Thursday in Wailuku. — The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo
Na Hale O Maui has selected an unnamed buyer for its affordable home at Waikapu Gardens Phase II. The sale to the family of five is expected to close in late April. — Na Hale O Maui photo
BUZZ FERNANDEZ photo
A Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor was among the items stolen during a burglary of the Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association toolshed on March 10. — Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association photo
Keokea homesteader and water catchment recipient Creighton Low inspects the interior of a 10,000-gallon tank at the Malalani garden.
Hawaiian homesteaders ‘Aukai Hatchie (from left), Moki Takatani and Ka‘eo Ornellas build the first 10,000-gallon water catchment with construction leader Das Mullins to ensure that 20 cement bricks are aligned and level at Malalani garden in Keokea. The tank will serve Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association’s community-agricultural projects.