With the inspiration of cultural leaders in our district, Councilmember Pine introduced her cultural markers law. Plans are in the works in cultural and community groups from Ewa, Kapolei and across the Waianae Coast to plan and install cultural markers to enhance our parks and educate our families of the significance of these beautiful city resources.

With support from the City and our community, Ulu Ae Learning Center recently installed cultural markers at Puu o Kapolei (Kapolei Regional Park) to highlight the historical significance and sacredness of the hula mound and the areas surrounding it.

Ulu Ae Learning Center looks forward to raising money to install 2 more markers at Kapolei Regional Park.

If you have any questions on how you can get involved, or would like to restore cultural significance in an area you live in, contact Councilmember Pine at kmpine@Honolulu.gov.

As our Waianae Coast continues to grow, Councilmember Pine’s priority is to ensure our sacred areas are preserved, and receive the respect they deserve.

Community members have raised concerns regarding illegal memorial markersat beaches throughout the Waianae Coast.

At Pokai Bay’s Kaneili Point, dozens of man-made memorials erected in concrete near the Ku’ilioloa Heiau serve as makeshift burial sites for resident’s ancestors.

Hanale Hopfe, Konohiki and Cultural Practitioner of Waianae explained that while residents’ intentions to commemorate their ancestors may be innocent, this site is not the right place for memorials.

Discussions are currently taking place on how we can cometogether as a community to encourage our residents and the City to become better stewards of our land.

Councilmember Pine looks forward to connecting with residents to discuss ideas on how we can do so.

Have any suggestions or want to share your thoughts regarding other areas in our district we need to preserve? Please email kmpine@honolulou.gov.

Hanale Hopfe, Konohiki and Cultural Practitioner of Waianae recently took Councilmember and staff on a tour to Mauna Lahilahi to discuss the historical significance of this sacred area. The area, that once served as a prime fishing location for ancient Hawaiians and contains petroglyphs, is seeing increasing vandalism and illegal dumping.


As our Leeward Coast communities continue to grow, Councilmember Pine’s priority is to ensure these sacred areas in our district are preserved, and receive the respect they deserve.


Discussions are currently taking place on how we can come together as a community to encourage our residents and the City to become better stewards of our land.


As our community continues to grow, Councilmember Pine is committed to bringing more cultural city-sponsored events to the Leeward Coast, so that we can give our residents a platform to proudly share the arts within our culturally-rich communities.

Councilmember Pine recently met with Rediscover the Waianae Coast Sunset on the Beach 2016 organizer Patty Teruya to discuss an exciting opportunity to bring back to Waianae Coast after a hiatus of 6 years.   Next month, in partnership with Councilmember Pine’s office, the City & County of Honolulu and the City’s Office of Economic & Development, The Wai’anae Coast Community Foundation (WCCF) are proud to present an event for the Wai’anae community to highlight economic development and showcase the beauty of the Wai’anae Coast.

The “Rediscover the Return of the Wai’anae Sunset on the Beach” is taking place on the Beach at Maili Park, on the weekend of Saturday, September 24 and Sunday September 25, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm.


Sunset on the Beach

Admission is free and this family event will include over 20 food vendors, an entertainment stage, fireworks and a keiki center.

The Wai’anae Coast Community Foundation looks forward to showcasing the economic resources of the community by featuring the region’s food vendors, businesses, artists, handcrafters.











Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mayor Caldwell’s press office: 768-5768 (cell: 754-7578)

Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine: 392-1097 (cell: 478-8545)


Nānākuli Beach Park rededication as Kalanianaʻole Beach Park



Wai‘anae – Mayor Kirk Caldwell was joined by Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the renaming of Nānākuli Beach Park to Kalanianaʻole Beach Park through the adoption of Resolution 15-289.


Restoration of the park’s original name is being done on behalf of Nānākuli residents who expressed a desire to honor the late Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Pi‘ikoi.


Mayor Caldwell and Councilmember Pine were joined by Department of Parks and Recreation Director Michele Nekota, Executive Director of Culture and the Arts Misty Kela‘i, The Royal Hawaiian Band, members of the Nānākuli/Mā‘ili Neighborhood Board, members of the Wai‘anae Coast Neighborhood Board, and members of the Leeward Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.


The program began with formal welcomes from Mayor Caldwell and Councilmember Pine, followed by a hula performance, traditional Hawaiian blessing and the unveiling of the new Kalanianaʻole Beach Park sign.


March 26, 2016 marks the 145th anniversary of Prince Kalaniana‘ole Pi‘ikoi’s birthday, and the ceremony will honor his lifetime of compassionate and committed civic service to the people of Hawai‘i.


The park is located at 89-269 Farrington Highway in Wai‘anae.










It is important to preserve the culture and legacy of the parks and beaches that we cherish every day, which is why Councilmember Pine introduced Bill 9 CD 1 in an effort to establish a program within the Department of Parks & Recreation for the designation of sites of cultural value located in City public parks.

In an unanimous vote, Bill 9 CD 1 passed for adoption at the March 16 City Council Meeting.

Bill 9

On March 21, Mayor Kirk Caldwell accompanied by Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine signed Bill 9 into law at Pokai Bay Beach Park— drawing a crowd of Leeward residents who have passionately supported this initiative for decades.


Under the new law, any interested person will be able to recommend the designation of a cultural site to the parks department with a description of the cultural impact of the site on the city or surrounding communities. If approved, the department will install a marker informing the public of the designated cultural site. The person requesting the marker will be responsible for purchasing and maintaining the marker.


Bill 9

Councilmember Pine introduced Bill 9 CD 1 in an effort to establish a program within the Department of Parks & Recreation for the designation of sites of cultural value located in City public parks.

Bill 81 passed in the February 9, 2016 Parks Committee and will be up for hearing at the next Full Council Committee Meeting.

All testimonies are greatly needed and appreciated at the upcoming Full Council Meeting on February 17, 2016 at Kapolei at 10:00 a.m.  Your attendance greatly impacts the future of this legislation and our Leeward Coast.

Your emailed testimonies are also welcomed.  Feel free to reach me by emailing kmpine@honolulu.gov or call (808) 768-5001.


To read more: http://www.staradvertiser.com/hawaii-news/committee-approves-bill-to-encourage-park-pride/

Name of Beach Park will celebrate Prince

Ewa Residents have long recognized Aunty Arline Eaton and Aunty Mary Serrao’s significant contributions to the Ewa community and have requested that they be recognized for their contributions to the community.  My Resolution 15-143 and Resolution 15-166 passed in The Parks, Community & Customer Services Committee today.  Ewa Residents soon hope to see memorial plaques at Pu’uloa Beach Park, honoring Aunty Arline Wainaha Kuuleialoha Brede Eaton, and Ewa-Puuloa District Park, honoring Aunty Mary Kaipo Malama Serrao, for their notable contributions to the Ewa community.   Your support and testimonies are much needed at  the upcoming July 8, 2015 City Council meeting at Kapolei Hale, where these resolutions, with your help, will be adopted by City Council. Your support in honoring Aunty Arline’s and Aunty Mary’s legacies is greatly appreciated.


I am happy to announce that Resolution 14-254 and Resolution 15-142 were recently passed, regarding renaming Ewa Beach Park to Pu’uloa Beach Park and Ocean Pointe District Park to Ewa-Pu’uloa District Park.  According to members of the Ewa community, historically, the name “Pu’uloa” is the traditional name for the area within the Ewa Moku where this park resides and is used by many long-time residents to refer to the community.