Purple Spot

Council to debate Waianae land use plan, including Purple Spot
Land Use Commission denies industrial park petition
Samson Kaala Reiny
Lualualei Naval Road/Kolekole Pass Road (part of former route 78) long ago let civilians travel between the west coast of Oahu and central Oahu via Kolekole Pass, but is now closed to civilian traffic. From HawaiiHighways.com
Decision to build light industrial park on Lualualei valley farmland postponed
Samson Kaala Reiny
In August, Waianae residents held signs in opposition to build the proposed industrial park on farmlands in Lualualei Valley. Photo from kamakanikaiauluowaianae.blogspot.com
Residents raise concerns of gridlock, ‘homelessness,’ and industrial waste in Waianae plan
Samson Kaala Reiny
Above: Eagle Scouts from the North Shore area help carry supplies to build fence step-over structures, trail steps, and a water catchment at Kahanahaiki, a sub-gulch of Makua Valley. Below: The remnants of Waianae's "tent city" were carted off in caravans of vehicles in July. Bottom: The Waianae Small Boat Harbor was authorized in 1964, but no major construction took place until the late 1970's. The 300 boat development was finally completed in January 1979.
Lualualei community fights to save farmland
In January 2009, MAO Organic Farm secured the protection of 11 acres of agricultural land in Lualualei Valley, Oahu, with the help of funding from the Legacy Land Conservation Program. MAO Organic Farm works in the Waianae community to cultivate a renewed relationship between community, land, and food that transforms the current industrialized model of agriculture into one that returns to aloha aina