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Kuamo’o Battlefield Restoration Begins

The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land

Restoration work has begun on the Kuamo?o battlefield and burial grounds on Hawai‘i Island.  The 47 acres of land south of Kona was purchased earlier this year through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and managing group- Kuamo?o??ina.

In 1819- the land was witness to a battle between Kekuaokalani, the Nephew of Kamehameha the 1st and Liholiho over keeping the traditional Kapu system of order in place.  Although Liholiho, who had abandoned the Kapu system was victorious, many warriors from both sides perished and were buried on the property.

This week, volunteers organized through Kupu’s Hawai?i Youth Conservation Corps are clearing invasive species and building trail spurs.  Liz Fujii is the Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Core manager at Kupu.

More information on volunteering for future trips can be found at kupuhawaii.org

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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