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Hanakaoo sign, photo by Wendy Osher.
Kupuna Group Wants Hanokaoʻo Commercial Free Zone
April 29th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Patricia “Aunty Patty” Nishiyama of the group Nā Kūpuna O Maui called the use of thrill craft in the area disruptive, saying the activity creates “noise pollution,” and is “an extreme danger” because of multiple conflicting uses of near-shore waters.


West Maui waters. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Kupuna Push for Passage of Ocean Safety Bill
April 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

Lead supporters of the measure want the state to step up in the protection and safety of ocean users in near-shore waters.


William Kalanikai Gonzales.  Family photo.
Maui Kupuna Host March of Awareness for Boat Safety
February 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Maui News
 

The group Na Kupuna O Maui is issuing a community call to action in memory of West Maui resident, William Kalanikai “Uncle Billy” Gonzales, who was fatally injured late last year after being struck by a private boat at Hanakaoo.


Sunday, January 8th Ocean Memorial.  Photo Credit:  Kimo Knutson.
Canoe Park Discussion Surfaces in Wake of Boating Accident
January 30th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The group, formed in honor of William Kalanikai “Uncle Billy” Gonzales, seeks the establishment of a water or canoe park for ocean goers. The third in a series of meetings takes place on Thursday, February 2, 2012.


Sunday, January 8th Ocean Memorial.  Photo Credit:  Kimo Knutson.
PHOTOS: Paddling Crews Honor Gonzales in Ocean Memorials
January 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

More than 40 canoes formed a circle around a double-hulled canoe carrying family members of Gonzales today. While on the water, paddlers prayed together and sang Hawaii Aloha. Flowers were also dropped from a helicopter in his memory.


William Kalanikai Gonzales.  Family photo.
Gonzales Memorial Services Set, MIL Regatta Relocated in his Honor
January 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Maui Interscholastic League regatta planned for Saturday, January 7, 2012, has been relocated from Kihei to Lahaina in honor of the late William Kalanikai Gonzales. Gonzales was fatally injured on Thursday, December 29, by a recreational motor boat while preparing regatta lanes in Lahaina.