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Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
A locally owned and run community newspaper (www.kaucalendar.com) distributed in print to all Ka`u District residents of Ocean View, Na`alehu, Pahala, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Village and Miloli`i on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This blog is where you can catch up on what's happening daily with our news briefs. This blog is provided by The Ka`u Calendar Newspaper (kaucalendar.com), Pahala Plantation Cottages (pahalaplantationcottages.com), Local Productions, Inc. and the Edmund C. Olson Trust.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022

For beach going, developers of Opihihale show Ho'okena Beach Park, describing it as: "A historic site open
to the public and a short drive from Op
ihihale." See investinkona.com
OPIHIHALE, NORTH OF MILOLI'I, IS TARGET FOR INVESTOR AND BUYER SOLICITATIONS TO BUILD A GATED LUXURY RESORT COMMUNITY, with heliport. Called The Kona Estates at Ophihale, the project includes an "offsite interactive showroom" on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles and an online call for investors. See investinkona.com.
   The presenters promise to build "a luxury estate community situated on 324 oceanfront and oceanview acres on the famous Kona Coast of the Big Island Hawaiʻi. Providing resort amenities to its residents and affluent guests." The presentation shows a photo of the public's Hoʻokena Beach Park as a place for their Opihihale residents to go. Another attraction shown is the arch on the coast.
The arch along the coast at Opihihale is in the series of photos
 promoting investment in a gated luxury resort community planned
 above it. See investinkona.com
  
    The online offering to investors says the group is seeking final zoning and shows a photo of a bulldozer with a caption saying, "Grubbing and Grading began on-site in early 2022. Here a D9 dozer pushes brittle volcanic rock." According to the presentation: "Funds were earmarked for our commercial water well construction in 2022. An initial grubbing and grading (site work) permit was applied for and obtained. This work began in February 2022."
    The online presentation says the group is accepting minimum investments of $100,000 and offers to schedule a call. It describes the plan: "Within The Kona Estates at Opihihale will exist a 40-Villa Boutique Resort and clubhouse with a resort style pool, restaurant and bar, heliport, walking and biking trails, health club, spa, kids club, and event area. This boutique resort will be used to host prospective residents during real estate sales, be available to Kona Estates residents without restriction, and enhance the overall community experience.
    "The configuration of Kona Estates is expected to be approximately 60 one to three-acre homesites with Two- to Four-Bedroom Estate Villas or Four- to Six-Bedroom Grand Estate Homes. Also located within the community will be a resident only set of amenities that consist of: a pro-shop and community center, racquet club, full-court basketball, an adults only pool, spa treatment rooms, and juice bar."
    The presentation also says, "The development team will work with native Hawaiians, local

An online call to investors to buy into a luxury community at Opihihale. See investinkona.com.
universities, and the farm bureau to incorporate traditional practices common to the region into the Kona Estates project. Developing this beautiful land with respect to its history and culture will be a priority along with maintaining strong relationships with the community. We will adopt sustainable practices as well as incorporate the famous Kona Coast coffee production into the community through a co-op with local university agriculture students and farmers. Wind, solar, and geothermal technologies will be considered and implemented when possible."
    The website presents drone footage and describes the location, giving the Royal Patent Grant: "The Kona Estates at Opihihale is located along the majestic South Kona Coast. The Property unique topography is elevated at the rear (east) and continuously slopes down to the coast line for over a mile; allowing for uninterrupted oceanviews from every homesite. It is about 20 minutes away from the more densely populated resort areas of Kona. The Property's address is: Mile Marker 93, Mamalahoa Highway, South Kona, Hawaii 96726, USA. The land is situated on the Westerly side of the Hawaii Belt Road at Opihihale 2nd, South Kona, Island and County of Hawaii, State of Hawaii, USA. (Legal Description: Royal Patent Grant 2572, Opihihale 2nd, South Kona, Hawaii.)

"Grubbing and Grading began on-site in early 2022. Here a D9 dozer
pushes brittle volcanic rock," says the developer's online investment
and purchasing solicitation. See investinkona.com.

     The presentation boasts Incredible Natural Features: "The 324-acre site is over 6000’ from east to west (more than 1.0 mile) and over 2000’ from north to south (nearly 0.5 miles). The Property is graced with extraordinary natural beauty, spectacular geological formations, including a natural lava arch into the ocean, unexplored ocean caves, and literally perfect weather. Many of these natural phenomena are a part of ancient Hawaiian history.
    "Elevated 1250’ above sea level and consistently descending to the coastline for over a mile, the natural topography of the property acts as a giant amphitheater, providing unobstructed 180 degree views from every estate homesite."
    To attract investors and real estate sales, the presentation employs the term "Welcome Home," and states that Opihihale is "The perfect canvas to create the ultimate luxury community. Low density, privacy, exclusivity, resort amenities, and personal services in combination with the most amazing views and perfect year-round weather. A community that places a premium on privacy and security with minimal impact on the awesome natural surroundings."  See the entire presentation for investors and buyers at investinkona.com.

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THE MEETING ABOUT THIRTY METER TELESCOPE IN NĀ'ALEHU Wednesday night, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, can be seen in part at https://www.facebook.com/hulinvda/videos/481752387287688 and at https://www.facebook.com/hulinvda/videos/591815119049852.
See story in upcoming www.kaunewsbriefs.blogspot.com and on this facebook page.

WIND AND FIRE WEATHER WATCH UPDATE FOR KA'Ū IS EXTENDED UNTIL THURSDAY EVENING. County Civil Defense issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying: "Expect northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts. Winds this strong can knock down tree branches and blow away unsecure objects."

    The National Weather Service extended the Fire Weather Watch noting that critical weather conditions are forecast to occur. "Strong, gusty trade winds, dry fuel, and low relative humidity could produce extreme fire behavior. Any fires that develop will likely rapidly spread and be difficult to control."
    Civil Defense recommends: Limit any activity that involves using open flames such as grilling and camp fires. Do not park cars on dry grass after a trip.

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VOLCANO FESTIVAL CHORUS IS BACK. Its first organizational meeting will be Thursday evening, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. at the The Village Church, 19-4276 Wright Road. Along with old favorites, the chorus will learn learn new material for its holiday performance, Saturday,
KDEN celebrated its 20th year recently and invites singers
 to join its Festival Chorus. Photo from KDEN
Dec. 3, at Kilauea Theater on at Kilauea Military Camp.
    Those who enjoy singing and "would like to join a fun group, come join us," says a statement from the organizers. "We are a group of people that like to sing, and if we sound good, it is just a bonus."
    With questions, contact Suzi Bond at 808-982-7344 or Roch Jones at 808-985-7026. Volcano Festival Chorus is sponsored by Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network.
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A DAY OF ENTERTAINMENT AT THE CLUB AT DISCOVERY HARBOUR THIS SATURDAY from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. includes hula and music with Halau Hula O Leionalani and its Kumu Debbie Ryder at noon.
    The musical groups Shootz opens the event at 10:30 a.m. Regina Louise will perform her solo singing at 1 p.m. and Dem Guyz will perform from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    The day celebrates the 50th anniversary of the golf course and membership appreciation along with a membership drive and day of local vendors and entertainment, followed by a dinner with Da Bomb, Chef Jason Lofland, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    The offerings from vendors come from: Triple 7 Shave Ice; Club Tec with Hawaiʻi's personalized golf clubs; Bea Padrigo with lunches; Sherry's Stuff; Donna Masaniai with quilts and wallets; P&L Farm's with macadamia, baked goods and fruits; Looking Glass; Island Swanky; Fused Fragments; Green Goat Farm with mamaki tea and freeze dried food offerings; Pumehana Creations; Mai Treats 808 with Pastries; Tanya Ibara Design; Maile Design; K's Green House; Kapu's Hawaiian Makana; Kealaʻikoa Coffee Company; Paradise Kettle Corn; South Point Creations; and Have Tools Will Travel yard games, professional repair and home maintenance. Also on hand will be Kami Takacs of ESP Realty and Jamie Kalua with handmade jewelry.
    The address is 94-1581 Kaulua Circle in Discovery Harbour, Nāʻālehu. Any questions call 808-731-5122.
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