'Apono Hawai'i

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Past & Current Projects, Programs, and Collaborations

Special Needs Kids Hawai'i Island (www.specialneedskidshawaii.org), a direct program of 'Apono Hawai'i that is designed to provide therapeutic activities for special needs children of the Island of Hawai'i.

Hawaiian Ho'oponopono Classes


Hawaiian Lomilomi Classes

Ka'u Community Development Plan


Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club


Kona Hawaiian Civic Club


Malama Holualoa


Malama Wai'aha


Mona Kahele Memorial Fund “The Mona Kahele Fund is devoted to the safe-keeping, preservation, and perpetuation of the late Moana Kahele’s written and other historic cultural works for educational purposes”.


Proposed Nani Kahuku 'Aina Urban/Resort Development


Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai'i Groundwater Pollution Study


Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands Hawai'i Administrative Rule Changes


'O'oma Beachside Village, LLC State Land Use Application.  'Apono Hawai'i has provided matching funds for community education in opposition to this application to reclassify 180 of pristine coastal land from Conservation to Urban.  We have also provided various studies to the Land Use Commission to show how damaging past reclassifications from Conservation to Urban have been to constitutionally-protected cultural and environmental resources.  Currently, 'Apono Hawai'i is providing matching funds to Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation in support of the state Land Use Commission's denial of the developer's application.  Donations should include memo "'O'oma" or "NHLC".


Pono Aquaculture Alliance


State Historic Preservation Division Non-compliance


The Waiaha Families, a grassroots community organization with over 400 members which formed as a result of illegal grading on a large property, Arianna Farms, that resulted in flood damage and the destruction of a 1,000 year old cultural site, Pua'a II Agricultural Complex, that is listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places.  'Apono Hawai'i conducted a series of informal community workshops educating members of the community group about relevant federal, state, and county laws, rules, and regulations that should have been followed.  The group was successful in forcing Arianna Farms to implement additional flood mitigation measures. 'Apono Hawai'i also co-ordinated this group's opposition to a request by Arianna Farms to the State Historic Review Board to have the property delisted from the State and National Registers.  The Board voted unanimously against delisting the Pua'a II Agricultural Complex.


Proposed Villages of Kamahana at Keahuolu Development


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