04-25-18

ʻO ka Lā ʻŌhiʻa Lehua kēia.

ʻO ia aʻela kekahi poʻo nūhou o kēia lā, ka lā 25 o ʻApelila, he Pōʻakolu. Welina e nā makamaka. ʻO Ke Aolama kēia a penei ka nūhou.

Kuahaua aʻela ke Kiaʻāina David Ige, ʻo ka Lā ʻŌhiʻa Lehua kēia ma Hawaiʻi nei. A e mālama ʻia ana he ʻaha kanu ʻōhiʻa lehua i kēia kakahiaka nei ma Hānaiakamālama, ka Hale Aliʻi Kauwela o ka Mōʻīwahine Emma. He mea nui ka ʻōhiʻa lehua ma ke kaiaola o Hawaiʻi nei, he hoʻomalu a he hānai kona i ka manu ʻōiwi, ka mea kolo a me ka holoholona lele a he hoʻokomo nō hoʻi i ka wai i loko o ka papa pōhaku wai. Ua hoʻokaʻawale ʻia he $2 miliona a emi mai o ke aupuni mokuʻāina no ka hoʻopau ʻana i ka laha ʻana o ka maʻi hoʻomake ʻōhiʻa. He 135,000 ʻeka ulu lāʻau i loaʻa i ua maʻi lā ma ka mokupuni ʻo Hawaiʻi. Ua ʻike ʻia nō ma Kalapana, Hilo, Volcano, Nāʻālehu, Kona a me Kohala. A hiki i kēia manawa, ʻaʻole i ʻike ʻia ma nā mokupuni ʻē aku.

Aia kahi Pila Hale 2748 i hoʻololi ʻia i mua o ka Hale piha a me ka ʻAha Kenekoa piha no ke koho pāloka ʻana. He pila ia e hoʻokaʻawale ana he $200 miliona no ke kūkulu ʻana i nā wahi noho nona ka uku hoʻolimalima haʻahaʻa kūpono. Ma o ia pila, e kūkulu ʻia he 25,000 wahi noho ke hiki aku i ka makahiki 2030 no nā ʻohana nona ka loaʻa makahiki he 140 pākeneka o ka loaʻa makahiki kūwaena o ia wahi a emi mai paha. A no ia puʻu kālā he $200 miliona, e kūkulu ʻia he 1,600 wahi noho hoʻolimalima ʻia ma ka uku haʻahaʻa kūpono.

Eia mai kā kākou ʻōlelo noʻeau,

Ka iwi ʻopihi o ka ʻāina ʻē.

ʻO ia hoʻi, ʻo ke kālā.

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