6:00 PM18:00

HHCA General Membership Meeting: new Board Member Voting and DOT Guest Larry Dill

HHCA General Membership Meeting

TUE April 24, 2018 @ 6pm

Hanalei Courthouse (across the street from Wai'oli Church and Park)

The Hawai’i Department of Transportation’s Larry Dill will be the main speaker. Joel will let him know in advance that the following topics should be addressed:

  • Traffic backup behind historic Hanalei Bridge
  • Crosswalk at Hanalei Elementary School
  • Overall maintenance on road
  • No pesticides on road

Also taking place: voting for new Board Members

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5:30 PM17:30

General Membership Meeting: TUE, OCT 24, 2017



The Hanalei to Haena Community Association is holding our next general membership meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM in the Hanalei School cafeteria.


As a community, we have always been concerned and at times alarmed with the water quality in Hanalei Bay.  After beach closures at the bay this summer and with the recent sewage spillage from the Princeville Utilities Company, we have invited Mr. Gary Ueunten from the State of Hawaii Department of Health as our guest speaker.  Mr. Ueunten will be discussing the process of collecting, testing, and posting water quality at specific parts of Hanalei Bay.  


Our meeting will begin with a short presentation from the north shore Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) coordinator and firefighter, Tim Terrazas, about how you can become involved with this team to assist our neighbors and visitors in times of emergencies such as hurricanes and tsunamis. 


Please feel free to share this with your friends and neighbors. We hope to see you next week, Tuesday. 


A hui hou,


Hanalei to Ha'ena Community Association

PO Box 1072

Hanalei, HI 96714


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9:00 AM09:00

Planning Commission Meeting re: "Removing Princeville Phase II Resort Designation from General Plan 2020"

  • Lihue Civic Center, Moikeha Building, Room 2A-2B (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Aloha Kakou,

We are writing about a very important issue that affects the future of the north shore.  In earlier drafts of the General Plan, the planning department recommended removing the resort land use designation from the Princeville plateau (the area above Anini surrounding the Prince club house across from the dump).  However, the most recent draft and its maps, restore Princevilleʻs Phase II resort land use designation. 


This area potentially expands Princevilleʻs high density development substantially Eastward towards Kilauea, affecting open lands, agriculture and views makai of the highway as well as Anini stream and reef health.   Community members are being asked to show up and show by our numbers and testimonies how you feel about new resort zoning for the north shore.   

We are writing to ask if you could share this information with your networks, friends, and families.  (Hanalei-Hāʻena, Princeville and Kilauea Neighborhood Association mailing lists and on websites), and with any other groups or individuals you think would be interested. 


For those who want more information, there are also TWO TABLES, C and D that list current entitled resort projects for the island  (already zoned and in some cases permitted) and unentitled (but designated on land use maps) projects, such as this one.  And more GENERAL PLAN TEXT on this issue of “pipeline” and “unentitled” projects that are not yet built, but were planned in the 1980s, a serious issue for our island.  Please share whatever level of information you feel would be useful using whatever media work best for you!  And please take time to submit testimony!     

Much aloha and thank you all so much for your work and caring for Haleleʻa. 

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5:30 PM17:30

General Membership Meeting

MEETING INFO: Tuesday, February 21st @ 5:30pm, Hanalei School Cafeteria

(Sent: January 1, 2017)

Aloha members of the Hanalei, Wainiha and Ha’ena communities,

As we begin the new year, I ask that you give thought to joining or renewing your membership in the Hanalei-to-Ha’ena Community Association.

Since its formation in 1988, the Hanalei-to-Ha’ena Community Association has worked to promote the general welfare of the Hanalei, Wainiha and Ha’ena communities. It has organized community discussions on numerous issues, including development in Hanalei Valley, cruise ships in Hanalei Bay, and commercialization of our parks and beaches.  It has organized clean-ups in our parks and along Kuhio Highway. It has sponsored meetings with the police department, civil defense authorities and County Council candidates.  It has led efforts to protect public access along our beaches, stop illegal activities, end helicopter overflights of our neighborhoods, remove the blight of illegal signs along our streets, and shepherd the rehabilitation of the Hanalei Courthouse into a community center. And it has provided testimony on proposed county and state legislation that would impact our communities, including ordinances to strengthen shoreline setback rules and regulate commercial activities in county parks.

2016 was a relatively quiet year, noteworthy for meetings (but no decisions) on plans for Black Pot County Park and Ha’ena State Park, and for the release of the draft of the Kauai General Plan for the next 20 years. 

But 2017 looms large.  Issues that will affect our communities include decision-making on the County’s General Plan, Ha’ena State Park, Black Pot County Park, and State Parks’ proposed bridge over Hanakapiai Stream; beautification and community use of the rehabilitated Hanalei Courthouse; efforts to increase our communities’ disaster preparedness; proposals for addressing traffic congestion and traffic calming on Kuhio Highway; and new plans for resort development along the Hanalei River ridge.

There is much to do.  We need your participation and we need your input on directions and priorities.  Please join with your neighbors to improve our community.

Membership in the Hanalei-Ha’ena Community Association is open to anyone 18 or older who lives or owns property in the Hanalei, Wainiha or Ha’ena area (from Hanalei Plantation Road to Ke’e Beach) or any sole proprietor, partnership or corporation doing business or owning property in that area.  

Membership dues for 2017 are only $5. They entitle you to participate, vote on matters raised at meetings, and (if paid by January 21) vote for new members of the Board of Directors.  Membership application form here.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I offer you our best wishes for the new year.

Joel Guy

President, Hanalei-to-Ha’ena Community Association

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