Nā Nūhou o ka Moku Kāʻili Lā





Nā Haumāna o ke Kula Kaiapuni ʻo Kawaikini





E ka nūpepa Ka Ulu Hoi ē, aloha nui kāua! Eia nō mākou nā haumāna o ke kula kaiapuni ʻo Kawaikini ke hāʻawi aʻe nei i kēia mau nūhou o ko mākou ʻāina aloha i pā aheahe i ka makani Amu. Penei nō nā ʻanoʻai o ka ʻāina.


Nā Hiʻohiʻona: ‘O Anahola kekahi o nā ahupuaʻa nui ma ka moku ‘o Koʻolau, ma ka ‘aoʻao hikina o Kauaʻiomanokalanipō. Lako ihola nō kēia ‘āina i mau moʻolelo pili i ka moʻomeheu o kākou. ‘O nā hiʻohiʻona o Anahola, he kahakai piʻo, he hapa mile ka lōʻihi. Ma ka lae ʻākau loa, hui pū ke one me ke nā pōhaku i loko o ke kai, a he wahi liʻiliʻi a ua palekana nō no nā keiki e pāʻani aku ai. Ma ia māhele o ke kahakai, ua pāpaʻu loa, akā, ma nā ʻāpana ʻē aʻe, ua hohonu hou aʻe. He nuku muliwai ma ia ‘aoʻao i kahe mai Anahola mai a i nā kuahiwi ‘o Namahana, ma ka hulina ʻākau o Kaua’i. I kekahi mau lā, e puka ana ka lā mai ka puka o Kalalea a pa mai i ka honua no ka lā holoʻokoʻa. He mehana a ikiiki, ʻaʻohe mea hou aʻe, koe naʻe kēia wela. I nā lā kākaʻikahi, pā mai ka makani aheahe ‘o Amu. ʻO ia nō ka mea e ʻoluʻolu ai mākou. A i kekahi lā aʻe, ‘aʻole pā mai ka lā. Ua paʻa ihola ka lā i nā ao uliuli. Ma ia mau lā he kapa moe nā aokū ma luna o nā kuahiwi a ua maʻū maila ke ea. He ua nui ma kekahi mau kūʻono o nei Ahupuaʻa.


Ka Nohona: Ma muli o ka maʻi Kolona, ua loli nā ʻano mea like ʻole ma ka mokupuni nei ʻo Kauaʻi . I kēia mau lā, ua nui nā kaʻa ma ke alanui no ka mea ke hoʻi nei nā malihini no ka hoʻokuʻu ʻia o kekahi mau lula Kolona a ke Kiaʻāina ʻo Ige. Ua lōʻihi ke kali ʻana i ka Pāki e hoʻea ai i nā mokupuni nei o Hawaiʻi. I ka hele ʻana i ka hale kūʻai, e ʻike ʻia ana ua pipiʻi ke kumukūʻai o nā ʻano meaʻai like ʻole. Ua pipiʻi pū nō hoʻi ke kumukūʻai o ke kākālina a i ka ʻehā kālā no ke kālani hoʻokahi. Auē nō hoʻi ē! ʻO ka heluna maʻa mau o nā kānaka i loaʻa i ka maʻi he 16 kānaka i nā lā a pau ma ke kalana nei ʻo Kauaʻi . He piʻina kēia ma ka 92 pākēneka mai nā hopena pule he ʻelua i hala aku nei. Ma ʻaneʻi, ua mau nō nā lula a ke Kiaʻāina a me ka Meia i kūkala ai. ʻO ia hoʻi, he pono e komo i nā pale maka. E mālama i ke kōwā he ʻeono kapuaʻi ma waena o nā kānaka. ʻAʻole hiki i nā kānaka he nui ke hui i kekahi wahi hoʻokahi. A ke paipai ʻia nei nō nā kānaka e hele a kiʻi i ka lāʻau pale Kolona.


No ka puka kaulana a Kawelo: He wahi moʻolelo kēia no ka puka ʻo Aolani e waiho nei i ke kuahiwi palikū ʻo Kalalea me Kuananai, ma ke ahupuaʻa ʻo Anahola. I ke au kahiko, aia ʻo Kawelo e kaua ana me kona hoahānau. Iā lāua e hakakā ana, kiola akula ʻo Kawelo i kāna ihe, a ʻo ke alu koke ihola nō ia o ka hoahānau. Lele akula ka ihe a hoʻopuka i kekahi ʻaoʻao o ke kuahiwi a i kekahi ʻaoʻao aku. Hoʻomanaʻo mākou i kēia mele penei.


Kiʻekiʻe Kalalea i ka makani

ʻO ka pali kaulana o Anahola

Noho iho e ka ʻohu noe i ka nā pali

A he maoli nō mai ʻō a ʻō


No laila, inā ʻoe e huakaʻi ana i Kauaʻi ma ka mokulele, e huli ke alo i ka ʻākau o ke kuahiwi kū kilakila, a e ʻike auaneʻi ʻoe iā Aolani, ka puka kaulana a Kawelo.


Me ke aloha o ka moku kāʻili lā,

Nā Haumāna o ke kula kaiapuni ʻo Kawaikini

Puhi, Haʻikū, Puna

28 ʻOkakopa 2021