05-09-18

Ua hele hoʻokahi paha kahi kama iki i Kahakai o Keālia.

ʻO ia aʻela kekahi poʻo nūhou o kēia lā, ka lā 9 o Mei, he Pōʻakolu. Welina e nā makamaka. ʻO Ke Aolama kēia a penei ka nūhou.

Ua loaʻa aku nei kahi kama iki i kahi kāne me kāna wahine ma Ke Ala Hele Makalae ma Keālia i Kauaʻi ma kahi o ka hola 10:00 o ke kakahiaka o ka Lāpule nei. I ka wā o Jace Miner lāua ʻo Maile Freitas e hele ana ma ia ala hele, lohe akula ʻo Freitas i kahi kama i ka uē ʻana ma lalo o ke ala. He kama iki wale nō, he 20 ona mahina, a ʻaʻole kona mau mākua. Aia nō ia kama he 300 ʻīā ma ka ʻaoʻao ʻākau o nā lumi hoʻopau pilikia o Kahakai o Keālia. Iho ihola ʻo Miner a kiʻi akula i ke kama iki a piʻi hou i ke ala. Lawe ʻia akula ua kama iki nei i ke Kikowaena Lapaʻau ʻo Wilcox, a ma laila ʻo ia i hoʻokuʻu ʻia ai ma lalo o ka malu o ke Keʻena Pono Keiki. Wahi a ka waha ʻōlelo o ke Kalana ʻo Kauaʻi, ʻo Kim Tamaoka, ua maikaʻi ke keiki, a ʻaʻohe ona ʻeha.

Hoʻohiki ihola ka Hōkele ʻo ʻAlohilani o Kahakai o Waikīkī i ke kanu ʻana he 100,000 mau kumu lāʻau ʻōiwi ma Oʻahu nei a me ka mokupuni ʻo Hawaiʻi. E alu like ana ia hōkele me ka Papahana Kanu A Ulu Hou Ka Ulu Lāʻau Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative). Ma ia papahana, ʻo nā kānaka e noho ana ma ia hōkele, e hiki ana iā lākou ke kanu i kumu lāʻau ʻōiwi, a e hiki ana paha ke lilo lākou i mea kākoʻo. ʻO ke koa a me ka ʻiliahi ke kanu ʻia ma ka mokupuni ʻo Hawaiʻi a ʻo ka milo ke kanu ʻia ma Kahi Hānai Holoholona ʻo Gunstock ma Oʻahu nei. Aia ka ʻaha wehena nui o ka Hōkele ʻo ʻAlohilani i kēia ahiahi.

Eia mai kā kākou ʻōlelo noʻeau,

Ke ʻehuʻehu nei nā ʻale.

ʻO ia hoʻi, ke piʻi aʻela ka inaina o kekahi kanaka.

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