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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.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Kaʻū News Briefs, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022

Lonaikaukahi Relay through Kaʻū for the Makahiki Season stopped in for refreshments, rest and community welcome
at Waiohinu Park on Saturday. Photo by Nohea Ka'awa

THE MAKAHIKI SEASON IS HERE with the Lonoikaukahi Relay traveling through Kaʻū on Saturday and onto Miloli'i. Runners from different ahupuaʻa and districts carry a carved staff with an image of an akua named Lono, and pass it from one to another around the island.
The carved image of Lono is carried around the island
during Makahiki season. Photo by James Akau
    Makahiki is a time of celebration centered around the importance of hoʻokupu (giving), reflection, and ceremony to encourage the growth and fertility of our land and resources, and also marking a transition in seasons and from Kū to Lono. Participants often give thanks for the abundance Hawaiʻi offers its people, with prayers to god Lono - the Hawaiian deity of fertility and agriculture.
    The run itself is called the Makahiki Pule ʻĀina Holo. Runners began at the summit of Mauna Kea and passed through Kaʻū on their way from Kīlauea to Miloliʻi on November 11. 
    Runners and those accompanying them often stop for ceremonies and food from welcoming groups of people. Waiohinu was one resting place that drew gifts of food and encouragement from the public.
    The run follows the practice of the Aliʻi procession that circled the island in the days of Hawaiian ancestors. "With deep humbleness and respect to the traditions of our kupuna, this walk or run is to give our time, energy, sweat, body and ha (breath) to feed the pule and
Megan Lamson in red shirt joine Lanakila
Mangauil, Meleana Smith-Torres, Jonah
Smith-Torres, Jadah Smith-Torres, Nohea
 Kaʻawa, Leiahi Kaʻawa and Jodie Rosam in
the Makahiki Run.

consciousness of all to heal and malama our ʻohana, our lahui (nation) and our ʻāina," said Lanakila Mangauil who helped organize the run for years.
   He compared this run to a similar revival embraced by the Pitt River Nation of Northern California. Hawaiians have participated in their run and Pitt River Native Americans have joined the Makahiki run here.
    A Kaʻū Makahiki Festival will be held at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with food, music, Hawaiian Games and Debbie Ryder's Halau Hula O Leonalani. 
     Another Makahiki event will be on Saturday, Jan. 21 at  Nāʻālehu Resilience Hub at 95-5695 Hawai'i Belt Road. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be hosted by Miloli'i Kalanihale, Ocean View Marshallese Hub, Pāhala Resilience Food Hub and Root & Rise, with support from County Council member Maile David, HPM, County of Hawai'i and Vibrant Hawai'i.
    This Kaʻū Makahiki features free keiki activities, health and wellbeing demonstrations, emergency preparedness demonstrations and resources. There will be a celebration of the community's history through storytelling, performances and art exhibits.
Harvest Season brings the Makahiki run through Kaʻū. Photo by Nohea Ka'awa











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Hawaiian language programs begin this Sunday, Nov. 13 
at Hawai'i Volcanoes. Photo by Johann Raimrez/NPS
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS AT HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK BEGIN THIS SUNDAY: Wahi a nā kūpuna, e lawe i ke aʻo a mālama, a e ʻoi mau ka naʻauao. ʻAuhea wale ʻoukou e nā kupa o nei ʻāina haʻaheo? Eia nei mākou ke ʻāhaʻilono nei i ka hoʻokumu ʻana mai i kahi papahana hou ma ka pāka aupuni ʻo Kīlauea. He papahana ia e mālama ʻia ana ma ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, a he honua hou hoʻi e hāpai aʻe ai ka 'ōlelo hiwahiwa o kēia ʻāina aloha. Mai kēia Lā Pule (11/13) aku, e mālama ʻia ana kēia ʻano papahana i kēlā me kēia Lā Pule ʻelua ma ka hola 9:30 o ke kakahiaka. E kelepona a leka mai no nā lāliʻi a i ʻole nīnau kikoʻī o kēia hana kūikawā.
    Translation: "We are happy to announce that the park will be offering programs through ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language). This is an awesome opportunity to experience the park through a cultural lens. This style of program will start this Sunday, Nov. 13 at 9:30 a.m., and will continue on every other Sunday after that. Feel free to contact us via phone or email for further details or questions of this special opportunity."
    Phone 808-985-6000. Email HAVO_Information@nps.gov
BIIF Football Coordinator Kalei Namohala
announced honors for players on Saturday.

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KAʻŪ HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS have received recognition as voted on by Big Island Interscholastic Federation coaches. Trojan Keaka McDohhell is named cornerback to the first team all conference. Kalai Namohala, Kaʻū High's former Athletic Director and current Big Island Interscholastic Federation Football Coordinator, made the announcement on Saturday.
    In Division II, these Trojan players were named as Honorable Mention for all conference team: Ocean Nihipali-Sesson for his success as Quarterback, and Vladimir Fedoruk Linebacker.
    Other Trojan players given Honorable Mention were TJ Kauahula-Faafia, Cyzeiah "Oli" Sova-Kamei, Dominic Nurial Dacalio, Griff Hemrick, Toby Kekoa-Burgos, and Gabriel Sesson-Paaluhi-Young.
    Trojan talent comes from Kaʻū High and Volcano School of the Arts & Sciences.
    Trojan Athletic Director Tim Gould said he is "very proud of all of them."

The Trojans came up with outstanding players, announced by BIIF Football Coordinator
Kalei Namohala on Saturday. Photo by Julia Neal

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