09-26-22

Kūpaʻa ko Waipiʻo.

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

Ma ka mahina ʻo Pepeluali o kēia makahiki nei, ua pani ʻia aku ke awāwa ʻo Waipiʻo, ʻaʻole e hele aku nā malihini. Na ka Meia Mitch Roth i pani i ia alanui ma muli o ka manaʻo, e pōʻino auaneʻi kekahi ke holo ma ke alanui e moe ana no lalo o ke awāwae. ʻO ka mea ʻāpiki, holo iho nei kona manaʻo, e wehe hou ʻia aku. A ʻakahi nō a wehe ʻia aku ua alanui lā i ka Pōʻakahi nei. Akā, ʻo ka poʻe wale nō e hele aku, ʻo ia ka poʻe noho o laila, ka poʻe hana i ka hana kahiko a me nā hui hoʻomākaʻikaʻi e holo ana ma nā kaʻa kaupoku ʻehā huila hoʻoholo ʻia i loaʻa ka laikini kalana. ʻAʻole naʻe i kūkākūkā ka Meia Roth me nā kānaka o Waipiʻo. A no laila, huliāmahi aʻela ka hui ʻo Protect Waipiʻo Valley, ʻo ia hoʻi nā kānaka, nā kūpuna, nā mahi ʻai kalo a me nā ʻohana noho papa o laila ma ke koi ʻana i nā kānaka e manaʻo ana e hele aku i ke awāwa, e huli hoʻi aku, ʻoiai, ʻaʻole i palekana ke alanui. Wahi a Darde Gamayo, ʻaʻole i hoʻoponopono ʻia ke alanui, a e ʻoi aku ka ʻino ke holo ʻia e nā kaʻa wane hoʻomākaʻikaʻi nona ke kaumaha he 10 tona a ʻoi he mau manawa o ka lā. A ʻōlelo nō hoʻi ʻo Gamayo, no nā makahiki he nui, e hāpai ana nā kūpuna i ka manaʻo, ʻo ka poʻe wale nō e hele i Waipiʻo, ʻo ia nā mahi ʻai kalo, nā kānaka e noho ana ma laila a me nā kānaka e mālama iā Waipiʻo. A kākoʻo ʻo Protect Waipiʻo Valley i ka ʻoihana malihini mākaʻikaʻi akā, ʻo kahi e mākaʻikaʻi ai nā malihini, aia ma luna o ke alanui. ʻAʻole ma lalo o ke awāwa. E mālama ʻia ana kekahi hālāwai no ke kūkākūkā ʻana no ke pani ʻia o ia alanui ma ka hapa mua o ka mahina ʻo ʻOkakopa.

Aloha nō. Ua eo iho nei ʻo Hawaiʻi iā Nū Mekiko Mokuʻāina i ka Pōʻaono nei ma ka helu ʻai he 45 i ka 26. A ʻo ka lanakila mua ia o Nū Mekiko Mokuʻāina i kēia kau pōpō peku nei. I kēia pule, ʻaʻohe hoa paio o nā Koa Ānuenue. A i kēia pule aʻe, e kūʻē aku ana lākou iā Kāna Kieko Mokuʻāina.

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