Preliminary Signs for Moku ‘O Wailuku Ahupua‘a Project to be Unveiled

February 17, 2020, 9:39 AM HST · Updated February 17, 9:39 AM
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During a previous community meeting on the Moku ʻO Wailuku Ahupuaʻa Sign project, Vernon Kalanikau shared information on the 12 moku on Maui island. Photo by: Maui Food Technology Center

The next community meeting for the Moku ʻO Wailuku Ahupuaʻa Sign project will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at the J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium located at 95 Mahalani Street in Wailuku.

The Moku ʻO Wailuku Ahupuaʻa Sign project is a cultural grants program funded by the County of Maui Office of Economic Development that aims to bring awareness of Maui Nui’s ancient land division system.

“We extend a big mahalo to everyone who has attended the past two community meetings and shared their manao on the Moku ʻO Wailuku,” said project coordinator Vernon Kalanikau. “Their input on these ahupua’a which includes the areas of Kahului, Wailuku, Waikapū, Waiehu, Waiheʻe, Spreckelsville and Maui Veterans Highway (formerly known as Mokulele Highway) has provided us with invaluable insights that have helped to shape the signage content and design, as well as the location of these ahupua’a signs.”

During the Feb. 25 meeting, Kalanikau will unveil preliminary designs and identify potential signage locations. Installation of the completed signs is slated for June 2020.

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The community meeting is hosted by the Maui Food Technology Center. Refreshments will be served.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by calling Vernon Kalanikau at (808) 385-0731 or email Luana Mahi at [email protected]

Maui Food Technology Center, Inc. is assisting Kalanikau with the administrative work, community outreach and marketing for the project. MFTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging, educating and creating opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking to earn a living through value-added products, agriculture, cultural practices, environmental sustainability, technology and economic diversification.

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