11-26-18

Piha hauʻoli ka poʻe puni heʻe nalu nunui.

ʻO ia aʻela kekahi poʻo nūhou o kēia lā, ka lā 26 o Nowemapa, he Pōʻakahi. Welina e nā makamaka. ʻO Ke Aolama kēia a penei ka nūhou.

He polokalamu maikaʻi wale e kōkua ʻia ana nā paʻahao i hoʻokuʻu ʻia mai nā hale paʻahao mai o Oʻahu nei. ʻO Puʻuhonua ka inoa o ia polokalamu a na Waikīkī Health e lawelawe nei i ka hana. ʻO ka pahuhopu, e komo nā paʻahao he 970 i loko o ia polokalamu. Eia kā, he 970 mau paʻahao i komo. A he ʻumi pākeneka o lākou a emi mai i hoʻi aku i ka hale paʻahao ma muli o ka ʻaʻe ʻana i nā lula o ka palola a me ka wā hoʻomalu paha. ʻO Puʻuhonua, he pololakamu ia kahi e kōkua ʻia ai nā paʻahao ma ke kiʻi ʻana a loaʻa nā palapala aupuni kūpono, ka ʻinikua ola kino ʻo MedQuest, ka lapaʻau ʻana i ka hei lāʻau ʻona, ka hana, a me kahi noho paʻa. A he manaʻo ko ka luna o ia polokalamu, ʻo Francine Dudoit-Tagupa, e hoʻomau aku i ka polokalamu a e hoʻolaha aku i nā hale paʻahao o nā mokupuni ʻē aʻe.

E mālama hou ʻia ana ka Hoʻokūkū Heʻe Nalu ʻo Eddie Aikau i kēia makahiki a ma kēia hope aku paha ke hiki aku nā nalu a nā kapuaʻi he 20. A ma ka wā like nō o ka makahiki, mai ka mahina ʻo Kēkēmapa a ka mahina ʻo Pepeluali. Ua kāpae ʻia ihola ua hoʻokūkū nei i kēlā makahiki aku nei ma muli o ka ʻaelike ʻole o nā mea kākoʻo. A ʻo nā mea kākoʻo hou, no Hawaiʻi nō lākou a pau, ʻo ia nō nā kula ʻo Kamehameha, ke Keʻena Kuleana Hawaiʻi, ke Awāwa ʻo Waimea, ka hui ʻo DTL, ka hui ʻo Salt + Air Studios, ʻo L&L Hawaiʻi a me Duke’s Waikīkī. I ka makahiki 1984 i hoʻokumu ʻia ai ua hoʻokūkū nei, a he ʻeiwa wale nō manawa i mālama ʻia ai. I ka mahina ʻo Pepeluali o ka makahiki 2016 ka manawa hope loa i mālama ʻia ai ia hoʻokūkū, a lilo aku nei ka makana iā John John Florence.

ʻO nā Wāhine Ānuenue kekahi ma ka hoʻokūkū inoa moho pōpō paʻipaʻi o ka ʻAhahui ʻĀlapa o nā Kulanui o ʻAmelika Hui Pū. E kūʻē ana ʻo Hawaiʻi iā Baylor i kēia Pōʻahā ma ʻOlekona. A e kūʻē ana ʻo ʻOlekona iā Nū Mekiko Mokuʻāina. A ʻo nā lanakila ʻelua, e hālāwai ana ma ka puni ʻelua i ka Pōʻalima.

Eia mai kā kākou ʻōlelo noʻeau,

Puʻuwai hao kila.

ʻO ia hoʻi, he wiwo ʻole.

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