October 4, 2014
O’ahu Nui Stone and Kūkaniloko Birth Stones Site Visits
Meet at O’ahu Nui Stone (Waikakalaua Gulch – small park on right) at 10:00am for a brief history of the significance of the O’ahu Nui Stone; then drive to Kūkaniloko Birth Stones site (birthplace of ruling chiefs – across Whitmore Avenue) for an interpretive overview by Kahu Tom Lenchanko.
Bring water and snacks, bug spray, comfortable clothes and mats/chairs for seating at Kūkaniloko. No toilet facilities available at Kūkaniloko.
kaluaaahu directions: (Oahu Nui)
“X” marks the basketball court where we will meet. H-2 freeway to Wahiawa, take exit 7 to the intersection at Leilehua golf course road and turn right onto
Kahelu Ave and take the first right onto Wikao Ave. Follow along Wikao Ave past the Launani Valley sign, the basketball court will be on the right, we’ll meet
at the stairway between the basketball and tennis courts at 10am, Saturday October 04, 2014. Thomas Lenchanko’s contact number is 808-349-9949.
October 5, 2014
Kaniakapūpū Service Day (Kamehameha III Summer Palace)
Meet at BOW lily pond (Old Pali Rd) at 9:00am; 1.5hr tour of the area learning the history of the ahupua’a, Kaniakapūpū, and La Ho’iho’i Ea from Kahu Kaho’ōla; then plant ti, remove weeds from structure; followed by making pu’ohe (bamboo trumpet instrument) from bamboo in the area.
Bring water and snacks, bug spray, comfortable clothes and hiking shoes. No toilet facilities available.
kapaahuawa directions: (Kukaniloko)
“X” marks the access roadway from Kamehameha Hwy. H-2 freeway exit 8 through Wahiawa town and turn left at the intersection of Kamehameha Hwy and
Whitmore Ave. We should be onsite at 11am, following our kaluaaahu visit at 10am. Thomas Lenchanko’s contact number is 808-349-9949. No comfort station onsite. We may open
the aha iwaho and afford parking along the access up to the aha iloko…
October 8, 2014
A cultural Landscapes Excursion to the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center, followed by a field outing to Kaunolū and Hi‘i on the Island of Lāna‘i.
(A day trip hosted by Pūlama Lāna‘i Culture & Historic Preservation Branch Staff).
If people are traveling from Honolulu, they should plan to catch the first flight which leaves around 6 a.m., and return to O’ahu on the flight that departs around 3:30 p.m. (Island Air). If the group is between 10 to 15 pax, Pūlama Lāna‘i can handle ground transportation.
Participants should bring appropriate clothing and shoes for a walk through section of thorned kiawe overgrowth, sun block, and any supplies necessary for health or personal care. I will also need to request that each participant sign a liability waiver for the land owner. The Kaunolū will require a medium physical capacity, with the ability to walk on slopes.
Please contact the following for more information or to RSVP:
Senior Vice President Culture & Historic Preservation
Top– aerial overview of the Keālia Kapu – Kaunolū Heritage Complex
Center – residents recalling early plantation memories at the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center.
Bottom– section of the Hi’i dryland agricultural heiau complex