A statement from Division of Forestry & Wildlife says that hunters should keep the following in mind: A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. Landowner permission is required when seeking to hunt on private land. Hunters should be familiar with Title 13, Chapter 122, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules. To comply with state and federal regulations, the last day for hunting mourning dove will be Jan. 15, 2023.
The Division of Forestry and Wildlife statement says, "Recreational hunting offers opportunities to engage with nature and practice responsible, sustainable, and safe use of our public and private lands and resources. You can help to protect this activity with support for wildlife conservation by reporting game law violations to the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement by calling 643-DLNR (-3567) or reporting through the DLNRTip app."
"Rain doesn't bring the trees. Trees bring the rain," shared nursery owner Bennett. Especially in Ocean View, where people depend upon catchment, he said, he wants to encourage tree planting. However, "Anyone from anywhere may have a tree for free. Just plant it!"
Bennett said Lui shared with him how the leaves of the kukui reflect the moon and starlight and could serve as a "lighthouse and compass to ancient and current fishermen that know their place in relation to the ahupua'a, a district and system of watershed management from the mountain to the sea."
Sponsoring this event with Bennett are Ka'ū realtor Rollie Litteral and local physician Dr. Patrick Yeakey. Litteral is with Royal Palms Properties and teaches ethics to realtors statewide, while Yeakey is cultivating a farm at South Point and Kamāʻoa, where he plans to sell local produce and products.
Visit with Bennett during Arbor Day at Ocean View or later at his farm to learn more about the kukui nut. Bennett Farm & Nursery, located at 94-6299 Kamāʻoa Rd in Nāʻālehu, will also be open for business on Nov. 5 and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. At his farm and nursery, Bennett grows and sells sweet white pineapple plants and a variety of citrus trees. Call (808) 333-4573, or see www.bennettfarmandnursery.com for more info.
This month’s speaker is Melissa May and she's entitled the talk: Preventing & Resolving Community Conflicts II: The Role of Urban Planning.
She said, "In the ideal planning process, the planner becomes invisible and the community sees themselves clearly in the final outcome. At the end, the community should be stronger, more connected, and better equipped to represent their interests."
In this talk, learn how urban planning projects statewide have incorporated community engagement, built consensus, and overcome conflict and mistrust.
May is SSFM International's Deputy Manager for their Strategic Services Group and a senior
Ku‘ikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session and connect with others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”
To get the Zoom link, register online at https://freebrownbagtalk.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center at (808) 935-7844 or email@example.com. Or visit www.hawaiimediation.org.
This lunch-and-learn series is made possible in part through funding from the County of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Island United Way.
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other in Kona this Saturday and at Ocean View on Nov. 19
Kaʻū Little League heads to Kona on Saturday, Nov. 5 for a double header, to play at the Old Kona Airport Simmons Field at 1:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. against Kona Blue and Kona Red.
Kaʻū Little League takes on a double-header at home on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Kahuku County Park in Ocean View. Kaʻū plays two Kona teams, Kona Red and Kona Blue. The first game is at 130 p.m., the second at 3:45 p.m.
If interested in helping or participating in Kaʻū Little League, call 808-345-0511.
|An enthusiast at Discovery Harbour|
Golf Cart Trunk & Treat.
Since launching, "ERAP has disbursed nearly $23 million in rent and utility assistance helping more than 7,800 Hawai'i Island children, and adults prevent eviction, utility shutoffs, and homelessness. Locally and nationally, the program was identified as a best practice in bringing together multiple nonprofit organizations to increase the amount of assistance disbursed to the community," said the county statement.
"As the County waits for additional federal funding, there is a limited amount of funds available for rent and utility assistance. In August 2022, the program administrator stopped accepting new applications as
|Non-profit organizations helped to administer the Emergency|
Rental Assistance Program during the pandemic.
they processed applications received and not yet approved for financial assistance. All financial assistance approved moving forward will be prioritized, and funds will be disbursed to households facing eviction, utility shutoff, or who have an unemployed adult individual in their household and are at risk of homelessness. Financial assistance will be paid out on a first-come, first-serve basis. All applicants will be directed to available job opportunities, resources, and services, including landlord-tenant mediation, legal services, and other financial assistance programs."
The County also announced that it will be working to develop a new rent and utility assistance program that will include connectivity to housing stability services such as workforce development programs, financial empowerment services, community services, and resources and the development of a sustainable housing plan. The County anticipates that this new program will be available in early 2023.
"Ensuring our local families were able to remain in their homes with the lights on through the Pandemic and beyond was and is an absolute priority of ours, and we were honored to have helped almost 8,000 families do just that," said Mayor Mitch Roth. "Injecting nearly $23 million into the community would not have been possible without the amazing nonprofits islandwide that continue to go above and beyond to serve our residents daily. We'd also like to mahalo the staff at our OHCD for their tireless work to attain the funds and coordinate our on-island efforts."
The statement says that "As the island transitions to post-pandemic times, renters across Hawai'i Island are encouraged to develop sustainable plans for paying rent and utilities without ERAP assistance. Residents who need assistance transitioning away from ERAP benefits are encouraged to contact the Coordination Center for referrals to resources and services that can assist at this time. Financial counselors are also available at County Financial Empowerment Centers."
Additional services and job openings currently available can be found on our website at www.HawaiiCountyERAP.org or by calling or texting the Coordination Center at