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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.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022

Noe Noe Wong-Wilson with Gov. David Ige during protests against the Thirty-Meter Telescope on
Mauna Kea where she was arrested. The governor has nominated her to be on the Authority to manage the mauna.
Photo from Big Island Video News

NOMINEES FOR MAUNA KEA MANAGEMENT STEWARDSHIP &
As DLNR administrator,
Suzanne Case will serve on
the Mauna Kea Authority.

OVERSIGHT AUTHORITY have been forwarded to the state Senate for confirmation. The Authority was created by the 2022 Hawai'i Legislature and tasked with managing Mauna Kea lands. Gov. David Ige nominated the eight and thanked them "for stepping forward. Through this new stewardship model, I believe we can find a way for science and culture to coexist on Mauna Kea in a mutually beneficial way," said Ige.
    The eight nominees, as described by the governor, are:
    Kamanamaikalani Beamer: An individual with ʻāina (land) resource management expertise and specific experience with Hawaiʻi island‑based management.
    Gary Krug: An individual who is recognized as possessing expertise in the fields of pre-school through 12th-grade public education or post-secondary education.
    Rich Matsuda: A representative from a list of three names submitted by Mauna Kea Observatories.
Doug Adams of county R&D
 is the mayor's appointment to
 serve on Mauna Kea Authority
    John Komeiji: An individual with business and finance experience who has previous administrative experience in managing a large private-sector business.
    Pomaikai Bertelmann: An individual who is a lineal descendent of a practitioner of Native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices associated with Mauna Kea.
    Joshua Mangauil: An individual who is a recognized practitioner of Native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices.
Randy Ball III will
represent U.H. Regents
on Mauna Kea Authority
    Paul Horner: An individual from a list of three names submitted by the President of the Senate.
    Michelle "Noe Noe" Wong-Wilson: An individual from a list of three names submitted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
    In addition, there are four ex-officio, voting members who will serve on the Authority:
    Chair of state Board of Land & Natural Resources, or the chairperson's designee. This position is currently held by Chair Suzanne Case.
    Mayor of County of Hawaiʻi, or the mayor's designee. Mayor Mitch Roth has designated Douglass Shipman Adams, director, research and development management.
    Chair of Board of Regents of the University of Hawaiʻi, or a designee. Chairperson  Randy Moore has designated Eugene Bal III, a current member of the Board of Regents.

U.H. Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin
will serve on Mauna Kea Authority
   Chancellor of University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Authority. This position is currently held by Chancellor Bonnie Irwin.

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KA'Ū GROWN RED BOURBON COFFEE HELPED LIFT THREE OF THE FOUR WINNERS in Hawai'i Coffee Associations's Brewers Cup competition. The event is the prelim for the Specialty
Coffee Association's USCoffeeChamps competition to be held in 2023. Results were announced Monday.
    The second and third place finishers were Melia Hardin and Rebekah Tucker of Honolulu Coffee Co.. Fourth was Kyla Villamore of Cafe Villamor. All three used Kaʻū Red Bourbon, natural process, fruit dried, from Paradise Coffee, which is a buyer of Kaʻū Coffee.
    The first place finisher in the Brewers Cup was Thomas Kiesling of Honlulu Coffee Co., using Big Island Coffee Roasters Kona-grown Red Bourbon.
     See other HSCA results and learn more about HCA at www.hawaiicoffeeassociation.org.

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Hapu'u are grown at the Native
Plant Nursery in HVNP. In the
wild they can grow up to 35 ft.
tall.
NPS photo
KE ĒWEIĒWE - PLANT RESTORATION at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park leader Eric Hamren has announced one September and four October volunteer opportunities. Helping with the Nursery Operations in August netted the harvesting and up-potting of more than 300 native plants, including 22 ʻŌlapa, 37 ʻŌhelo, 85 Hapuu, 49 ʻŌhiʻa, 29 ʻUki, ten Pilo, 24 Kōlea, and 44 Kāwaʻu.
   The next Volunteer Day is Friday, Sept. 30 for invasive plant removal on Mauna Loa Strip Road. Four volunteer days for October are:
    Monday Oct. 3 - General nursery day, plant care and up potting. Start at 8 a.m., meeting at the NRM Nursery.
    Thursday and Friday Oct. 20 and 21 - Planting on Mauna Loa Strip Rd. Start at 8 a.m., meeting at the Bird Park / Kipuka Puaulu Trailhead and shuttle to the planting site. With shuttling, volunteer could last until 2-2:30pm.
    Monday, Oct. 24 - Clear an area for a new Nursery Native Plant Garden. Start at 8 a.m., meeting at the NRM Nursery.
    To register to volunteer in September, see https://forms.office.com/g/BTSNG8KLwN. To register to volunteer in October, see https://forms.office.com/g/FVDp8Z2sTR Questions, contact Hamren at (808) 985-6195 eric_hamren@nps.gov

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A VIRTUAL JOB FAIR will be held by the county Office of Housing & Community Development and the Department of Human Resources on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participating departments include Fire Department, Police Department, and Department of Parks & Recreation. In addition, the American Job Center will also present information about the services and resources offered through their various employment-related programs.

    "There is no greater honor than serving the communities that we live and raise our families," said Mayor Mitch Roth. "That's why we're inviting the community to see what career opportunities lie ahead for them with the County of Hawaiʻi by joining our virtual job fairs. The opportunities we're offering provide essential, viable, and stable careers with awesome benefits, as we look forward to continuing to grow our County ʻOhana."
    Register for the Sept. 21 Virtual Job Fair at https://tinyurl.com/HICountyEmployment1 and for the Sept. 22 event at https://tinyurl.com/HICountyEmployment2.

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