KAâ€™APUNI UPDATE: DAY 2, 40 HOURS 2/22/09 SUNDAY 4:15 p.m.
KAâ€™APUNI UPDATE: 2/22/09 SUNDAY 4:15 p.m.
This is your Kaâ€™apuni update for Sunday evening, February 22ndâ€”the torch lit procession for unity in the Native Hawaiian Community handed off the next leg of the journey to the Hana crew at Wahine Peâ€™e just past the Waikamoi Nature Trail. Some of the marchers from Lahaina were up for upwards of 36 hours since the March began on Friday night at Mokuâ€™ula. The Lahaina crew was greeted by the Uncle Bully Hoâ€™opai and several dozen Hana residents about 10 miles into the windy portion of the Hana Highway. The group left Wahine Peâ€™e at around 4:15 headed east. The 193-mile Kaâ€™apuni E Hoâ€™a Kukui O Na Moku `Aina journey is expected to take about six days to complete. The procession is rounding out the second full day under a light drizzle and diminished light.
Approaching and passing Motorists are reminded to be aware of the passing escort vehicles and processionâ€”and are advised to use extra caution for the safety of those on the road and on foot.
Those interested in joining the Kaâ€™apuni should contact Keâ€™eaumoku or `Ui Kapu at 250-1479.
Later tonight we will have full audio interviews with procession participants posted along with pictures under the news link of our website.
(Photos & Story by Wendy OSHER Â© 2009 Update @ 6:30 p.m. 2/22/09. Images on this site are the property of the â€œKaâ€™apuniâ€ and can not be used or reproduced without the expressed written consent of the Pacific Radio Group/Mauitoday.tvÂ News Department.)