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Proposed Bill Would End Protection of Iwi Kupuna

Received from a source.  This unconstitutional proposed bill (LNR-07(12)_Burial_bill_rev.10-17-11-1) would end protection of the iwi kupuna and would make sure that Native Hawaiian ‘ohana cannot protect their iwi kupuna.  What’s more, it would cost $60,000 MORE per year to have one state-wide burial council versus the current system of a burial council for each island.

I am still researching to discover which legislators are sponsoring this evil bill.  I know that current State Historic Preservation Division Director, Pua Aiu, who is of Native Hawaiian descent, spoke in favor of this concept at the annual Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs convention this past November.  People attending the convention were outraged since the SHPD and Pua Aiu have already broken many burial laws to the extent that the National Park Service is not funding their $1,2 million grant for the first time ever.

Please help stop this bill before it even makes it into committee.  Call your representatives today.  Tell them to fix the system in favor of Native Hawaiian ‘ohana and the iwi kupuna, instead of making it more favorable for real estate developers.


Charles Flaherty

KonaRed Energy Drinks Serves Up A Market For Coffee Bean Wastes

KonaRed is the fruit of the commonly known coffee plant, sourced from Kona Coffee – grown only in the Kona district on the west side of the Big Island, Hawaii where it has developed over 175 years. These coffee plants thrive in the extraordinary combination of warm tropical sunshine, abundant mountain rainfall, and mineral-rich volcanic soil that is found solely in Kona, to create award-winning Kona coffees…

New Years Eve 2012 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village

The Hilton Waikoloa Village presents:

2012 New Year’s Eve — Uliuli Hawaii 2012


New Years Party
Download Entertainment and Food Guide (PDF)
Jumbo Shrimp Tinis, Ahi Carpaccio, Antipasto, Hawaiiana Poke Bar, Sushi Rolls
Kona Big Wave Ale Steamed Clams, Kalua Pork and Chorizo Sausage, Hawaiian Bouillabaisse
Waimea Greens, Roasted Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Salad, Caesar Salad Dippers, Roasted Beet Salad, Warabi and Pipinola Ferns Salad, Hawaiian Style “Waldorf Salad”
Hawaiian Roasted Pig, Slow Cooked Angus Prime Rib, Roasted Island Lamb Leg
Ginger Steamed Fresh Island Fish, Portuguese “Piri Piri” Chicken Breast, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Rice, Garlic Vegetables
Chocolate Mac Nut Tarts, Mini Mango Tatin, Meyer Lemon Curd Parfaits, Egg Nog Shooters, Vanilla and Kaffi r Lime Flans, Lilikoi Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse


Kona Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Flavored Syrups, Chocolate Shavings, Cinnamon Sticks, Whipped Cream, and much more
NEW YEAR‘S EVE PARTY Includes: -Specialty Dinner Stations -Gourmet Coffee Station -Two Drinks per Person -Party Favors -Midnight Champagne Toast -Midnight Countdown -Balloon Drop -Entertainment *Cash Bar Available


Adults $129.00++ / General Seating
Teens $89.00++ / General Seating
Children 5-12 $49.00++ / General Seating

Upgrade to Ali’i Seating
For an additional $40.00++ per person (Ali‘i Seating includes pupus served tableside, one additional drink ticket and preferred seating) (Only 200 seats available)

++ indicates an additional 15% service charge and 4.16% sales tax will apply
For Reservations Call (808) 886-1234 Extension 54 – Reservations Required

New Year’s Eve Keiki Party

at Kona 1, 2, 3, 4 Ballrooms Saturday, December 31, 7 pm – 12:30 am

• Come and join us for a night of fun games, crafts, activities, karaoke, cupcake making.
• All children ages 5 – 12 are welcome.
• $100 each child, full night program
(7 pm – 12:30 am).
• $75 each child for half night program
(7 pm – 10 pm)
• Both programs include dinner, and dessert
• Reservations are required.
• Please call extension 1202 for reservations or more information.

New Year’s Eve Teen Lounge

at Kona 5 Ballroom Saturday, December 31, 7 pm – 12:30 am

• Teens ages 13 – 17 will want to hang out at the Teen Lounge.
• The evening includes dinner, karaoke and dancing.
• $75 each teen, full night program
(7 pm – 12:30 am)
• $50 each teen for half night program
(7 pm – 10 pm)
• Both programs include dinner, and dessert
• Reservations are required.
• Please call extension 1202 for reservations or more information.

New Years Eve Hilton
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Uliuli Hawaii 2012

7 pm – 1 am
Reservations Required
Call Restaurant Reservations (808) 886-1234, ext. 54

Featured Entertainment

John Keawe Grammy Award Winning Slack Key Guitarist
Johnny Shot Band One of Hawaii’s Best “Live Performance Bands”
DJ Tiger 2011 “The Knot” Editors Pick Award Winner

Enjoy the unique Island music stylings of John Keawe. Traditional Hula performances by Hope Keawe will add to your enjoyment of the Specialty Dinner Stations prepared by our Award Winning Executive Chef, Charles Charbonneau. Get ready to dance to the high energy sounds of the “Johnny Shot Band” – 7 piece band including Neil Barnett on guitar and vocals, Amber Ricci for vocals and percussion, John Kahakalau on drums, and Moon Brown on the saxophone. Between band sets and for “after midnight” dancing, DJ Tiger will take over, featuring hits of the TOP 40.

New Year’s Eve Keiki Party

at Kona 1, 2, 3, 4 Ballrooms Saturday, December 31, 7 pm – 12:30 am

New Year’s Eve Teen Lounge

at Kona 5 Ballroom Saturday, December 31, 7 pm – 12:30 am

Sister of Long Time Radio Personality Frank B. Shaner Calls for Action After Contract Not Renewed With KUMU 94.7

Aloha Damon, I’m writing on behalf of my brother Frank B Shaner. He is a long time beloved radio personality in Hawaii (yes, guess I’m a little biased)..mentoring many many local musicians and artists through the years..not to mention his off the wall Hoku award winning comedy album, Adventures of Leimomi.

Frank B. Shaner

Last week his contract was not renewed at Kumu 94.7 fm Honolulu as they”move in another direction”. Now we know corporate decisions are for the most part, final and we also know bigger things are in store for Frank. BUT we are very disappointed in the way program director is handling this issue..no Aloha statement, proper farewell, transparency..nothing..chopping block mentality.  Many, many Big Islanders have tuned in to Franks show (live streaming online) during his previous 35 plus years in the business.

I appreciate and value your blog and hope you will find time to comment. I posted the following on Franks facebook page this morning:

Morning Frankie, please don’t delete this. I know you’d rather we not make waves..but yur gonna have to come Kona if u wanna give me good lickin…AINOKEA.

Ok Frankie fans..time to flood the station request line at 808-9475868 (I know..keep trying) and facebook pages, http://www.facebook.com/947kumu ~ http://www.facebook.com/frankandmandy

Hawaii fans are NOT ignorant..corporate will not change their decision..BUT we can demand a proper, transparent, Aloha statement. We deserve AT LEAST that. Email Kumu program director at Ohana Broadcast ~ rickthomas@ohanabroadcast.com

Trisha Shaner Knudsen