Ka Wai Ola

Holistic Health

Gary Kubota’s health awareness story ‘Taking Health into our hands’ in the May 2019 edition of Ka Wai Ola is a good reminder of what we here call a ‘holistic life style.’ Good food, busy hands, good health care. Proactive, with well-educated people of medicine.

Leo Thiner-Brickey, Honokowai – Maui

Pueo Habitat

Aloha Ikaika Hussey, Editor of Ka Wai Ola,

The [previously sent] letter by OHA beneficiary Michael Kumukauoha Lee is an exhibit of his evidentiary documentation to counter the statements by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, the University of Hawaiʻi, and the Attorney General that pueo habitat does not exist on the non-campus, private development land at the University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu. The evidence shows that pueo are indeed being served by habitat on the property – and thus, for the Attorney General, the DLNR and the landowner itself to purport the opposite – that pueo just “fly by” the property – is troublesome.

Please consider reporting on this matter for Ka Wai Ola – for if you examine Michael Kumukauoha Lee’s material, it is clear, UHWO has endangered pueo habitat serving the pueo.

Michael Kumukauoha Lee is not asking to stop the planned for development – but rather, for the law be followed to mitigate the loss of pueo habitat – and simply replace it somewhere else – known as a Habitat Conservation Plan.


Tom Berg