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DLNR Urges Digital Media and Hikers to Respect Hawaiian Ruins

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources is responding to vandalism at one of O‘ahu’s oldest structures.  Last week crosses were carved in multiple places on the ruins of King Kamehameha the third’s summer palace, Kaniakapupu

DLNR officials say social media, and online hiking sights have popularized hiking to the ruins--which are actually off limits to the public. Baron Ching, Vice President of Aha Hui Malama O Kaniakapupu was interviewed in a video released by the DLNR.

The 180 year old structure was completed in 1845, and was the first western style building constructed in Hawai‘i with mortar and plaster. 

https://vimeo.com/171833330">Kaniakapupu Vandalism Video News Release, June 23, 2016 from https://vimeo.com/user10051674">Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo.

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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