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Malaki 2024 Newsletter

Apr 2, 2024

Read our newsletters for updates, events, and information on our programs!

Welcome back to another Hui Newsletter!

Mahalo for tuning in and supporting our Hui.

Join us as we reflect on the fulfilling month of Malaki! We're excited to share updates on our Spring Break Program, the enriching event E Alu Pu, and our community workdays.

We want to ensure that everyone who joined us this month, who took part in our events, and especially our staff and partners, receive a huge mahalo! Everyone who provided their time, presence, and effort, contributed to making this month so rewarding.

Follow along with our activities and take a moment to acknowledge the dedication of our members and partners!


Interested in visiting the Hui?


If you’re interested in visiting the Hui as part of a workday, a community group, a volunteer, or a school group you can fill out this link!

Click Here For The Volunteer Form Link!


Kupulau (Spring) Break Program
18 - 21 Malaki 2024

Our Kupulau (Spring) Break Program kicked off on 18 Malaki 2024, where keiki explored the Hāʻena Ahupuaʻa through the lens of the Pohaku o Kane moʻolelo. This program was a collaborated effort between the Limahuli Gardens and Preserve and the Hui. This year we also partnered with Kaliko Maii and Kauai DEV creative team to learn about the power of storytelling through 3D animation and technology.

Every day the keiki followed a part of the Pohaku o Kane moʻolelo, and spent time learning about each layer/level of our ahupuaʻa.


E Alu Pu
21 - 24 Malaki 2024

Mahalo to Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo for choosing Hāʻena as the host location for this years E Alu Pu gathering, and to our partners, Limahuli Gardens and Preserve, Nā Maka Onaona, the Hanalei Initiative, and our Hui members for all of their hard work to make this event possible.

E Alu Pu was a result of bringing to life Mac Poepoe’s vision to bring together Hawaiʻi practitioners to build relationships and share knowledge about community-based resource management. This year, KUA chose Hāʻena as the host location for the gathering of E Alu Pu, with 39 organizations - 175 people, we welcomed our guests from across the Hawaii Islands, Cook Islands, and Aotearoa.

During this gathering they participated in networking and community sharing, agroforestry activities with Limahuli Gardens and Preserve, and the restoration of a historical rock wall at the Hui loʻi site, as well as the planting of 13 new varieties of kalo.

Take a moment to listen to Hiʻilei Kawelo of Paepae O Heʻeia dive into the meaning behind the name of E Alu Pu and how Mac’s vision continues to grow.


Visitor Spotlight

A Special Mahalo

To our Community Workday Volunteers

Who came out on 2 & 16 Malaki 2024

We had some big events this month, but we also want to make sure our volunteers know that we appreciate their participation! It's always a pleasure to share the beauty and knowledge of Hāʻena with both new and familiar faces. We can't wait to see you again!

Mark Your Calendar

Stay up to date with the Hui and check out our website calendar for events!

Community Workday

6 & 20 Apelila 2024

@ Hui Loʻi 9:00am to 2:00pm

Join us for a Community Workday! The Hui hosts Community Workdays on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. If you're interested in joining us you can let us know by emailing

Click here for more info our Hui Community Workdays!

Looking for a New Career?
The Hui is Hiring For Two Positions!

Position Name: Mālama ʻĀina Technician

Full-Time or Part-Time

Location: ʻena State Park (end of the road)

Description: The Hui has created a farm operation in the ancient cultural landscape of Hāʻena State Park on the island of Kauai and is recruiting one additional Mālama ʻĀina Technician to professionally maintain and manage this farm.

Technicians perform general and specialized maintenance, lead by example, and assist in educating volunteers, interns, educational groups, and community members in restoration practices of loʻi and the surrounding area.

View the Job Application Here!

Position Name: Makai Watch Coordinator (Hoaʻāina o Hāʻena)


Location: Hāʻena State Park (end of the road)

Description: The Hui is recruiting a Makai Watch Coordinator who will be responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Hoaʻāina o Hāʻena Makai Watch program including raising public awareness, community outreach, shoreline observations, data collection, and incident reporting, and to oversee and coordinate the active stewardship of marine and coastal resources under the Hāʻena CBSFA.

View the Job Application Here!


Have any questions about working with us?

Visit our website for more information and full job requirements through the link below. You can also email the Executive Director at for any questions

Click Here To View The Full Job Postings!

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