Kāneiolouma Hawaiian village announces restoration plans

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Kāneiolouma Hawaiian village announces restoration plans

Beginning in January 2020, a crew of traditional Hawaiian stone masons and cultural practitioners will begin Phase Three of the Kāneiolouma project – the full restoration of this ancient Hawaiian village located on Kauai’s beautiful south shore.

Located only steps away from world-famous Poipu Beach, Kāneiolouma is a largely intact 20-acre Hawaiian village dating back to the mid-1400’s. At its center, the complex contains the sacred spring of Waiohai.

“A lot of people would look at this and see just rocks. They don’t know that there were taro patches here, and fish ponds, and a whole Makahiki arena. Hopefully we can bring back some of those traditions and be able to teach that to the next generation,” says Peleke Flores, Director of Kāneiolouma Cultural Programs.

With Floresʻs guidance, Uhau Humu Pōhaku (stone mason) practitioners will soon begin authentically restoring the inner walls of the Kāneiolouma village. The first walls restored will be highly visible from bordering Hoowili road. Initial funding will come from a recent award announced by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

“We are grateful for the ongoing support of the County of Kauai and community members who have made the project possible,” says Guy Nakashima, Kāneiolouma Fundraising Director. “Now, thanks to the generous support of Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the exciting next phase of the restoration work will soon begin.”

With the continued support of the County of Kauai, dedicated foundations, the community, and HTA, Hui Malama O Kāneiolouma plans to open the interior village to visitors and tours by 2024.

Rupert Rowe, Executive Director of Kāneiolouma, shares the project’s overall vision by stating that, “This project honors our ancestors while creating a living cultural complex that will annually engage tens of thousands of people from Kaua’i and around the world and teach them about Hawaiian history, culture and values.”

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