SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
PAGO PAGO, American Sāmoa – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and President of Republic of Palau, Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., sailed aboard Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia in Apia Harbor, Samoa today. They joined Worldwide Voyage crew and specialists Sylvia Earle of Mission Blue, artist Wyland, and Greg Stone of Conservation International.
“Hōkūle’a, our voyaging canoe, threads together stories of hope as she voyages across the world’s oceans. We are inspired that His Excellency Ban Ki-moon and heads of state for our island nations are coming together on Hōkūle’a’s deck around shared values of preserving and protecting our oceans,” said Nainoa Thompson, president and master navigator of Polynesian Voyaging Society.
Makahiki: Protocols & Images presented by Pā Kui A Lua with Umi Kai, Kamilo Lara, and Kaha Toledo
Thursday, October 23, 2014
In the majestic setting of Hawaiian Hall, guests will be presented with a rare look at the Akua Loa and the other images that accompany the Chiefly procession around the island during Makahiki – the ancient Hawaiian New Year festival in honor of the god Lono. All three speakers, Umi Kai, Kamilo Lara, and Kaha Toledo hold the rank of ‘Ōlohe Lua (instructor) with Pā Kui A Lua, an organization dedicated to the practices and study of lua as a way of life. Through their teachings and demonstrations, they’ll bring a greater understanding of the Makahikitradition and its importance to the people of Hawai’i.
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) will hold statewide public hearings for Hawaii Administrative Rule (HAR) amendments. The proposed amendments to Title 10, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, include the adoption of a new section, “10-4-3, General lease; extension of term.” This new section proposes to implement Section 228 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, which authorizes the department to extend the term of a general lease of Hawaiian home lands for commercial or multipurpose projects for the purpose of allowing a general lessee to make improvements to the leased property, or to obtain financing for the improvement of the leased lands.
The hearing schedule is as follows:
On Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- Hilo, Hawaii – DHHL East Hawaii District Office, 160 Baker Ave.
- Waimea, Hawaii – DHHL West Hawaii District Office, 64-756 Mamalahoa Hwy.
- Kaunakakai, Molokai – DHHL Molokai District Office, 600 Maunaloa Hwy., Ste. D-1
- Wailuku, Maui – DHHL Maui District Office, 655 Kaumualii St.
- Kapolei, Oahu – DHHL Main Office (Hale Pono‘i), 91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy.
On Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- Lihue, Kauai – DHHL Kauai District Office, 3060 Eiwa St.
The DHHL is proposing a new rule to implement Section 228 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, which authorizes the extension of the term of certain general leases to a maximum term of up to 85 years. Beneficiary consultation on this policy was completed in August 2013.
The proposed amendment language is below:
Hard copies of the proposed rule amendments are available for review from September 10 through November 8 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the DHHL Main Office and at any DHHL District Office. A copy of the proposed rule amendments will be mailed to any person who requests a copy in writing. The request must state the person’s name and mailing address, and be delivered to the DHHL Main Office, P.O. Box 1879, Honolulu, HI 96805. Contact the Office of the Chairman at (808) 620-9486 for more information.
Posted on September 13, 2014
Posted on September 15, 2014
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS (ESG) AND HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA) PROGRAMS
The City and County of Honolulu, through its Department of Community Services, is requesting proposals from qualified nonprofit agencies for the ESG and HOPWAprograms.
The Request For Proposals (RFP) information for both programs is provided on the link below:
Questions regarding the ESG program may be directed to Jan Yokota firstname.lastname@example.org or 768-7748.
Questions regarding the HOPWA program may be directed to Lanz Dong email@example.com or 768-7757.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service & FRAC Present…
Join FNS and the Food Research and Action Center for our inaugural coffee chat series!
Every month we will explore a topic related to food and nutrition to give you an opportunity to learn more about the programs and to ask us questions about how to make them work in your community.
This month we will explore FNS’s nutrition programs and give you an up close and personal view of meals for kids from the perspective of our invited speaker:
Join us to discuss strategies and methods designed to feed nutritious meals to kids.
We look forward to chatting with you!