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O‘ahu’s Jewel: The Ka Iwi Coast

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa
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Noe Tanigawa
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(l-r) Wilson Kekua Ho, Laura Ka'akua, Kalani Kalima, and Liloa Kalima, behind them, the parcels the Ka Iwi Coalition is trying to preserve

   O‘ahu’s eastern shore is unlike any other on the island—rugged lava cliffs drop to the sea then the drive opens onto two of the island’s premiere body surfing sites.  This is the Ka‘Iwi coast—from Maunalua Bay to Makapu‘u, an area citizen’s groups have struggled 40 years to preserve.  A fundraising effort is underway now to secure the coastline in perpetuity.  HPR’sNoeTanigawa reports.

The fundraising deadline is August 30th.  

To find out more about the proposed purchase of Ka Iwi Coast mauka lands or to make a donation, check with The Trust for Public Land

The Livable Hawai‘i Kai Hui is involved in this effort,  find out more from their website.

Na Kua’aina  o Waim?nalo is sponsoring a party fundraiser at Olomana Golf Course, August 20th, 5:30-10pm, with Hawaiian entertainment including the group Maunalua, p?p?, silent auction, and much more.  $25 donation .  Call Kalani for information: 722-6642.

On Saturday, August 15th, enjoy a free pilates class in exchange for your donation to The Trust for Public Land.  Secure proof of donation and RSVP to reserve your spot by calling 808-783-6858 or info@hi-performancepilates.com .

Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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