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  • Aloha mai kāua, Maika‘i kāu hana ma ka ‘āpana o Hāmākua. Akā, loa‘a kekahi hewa. Aia ‘o Laupāhoehoe ma ka ‘āpana ‘o Hilo, ‘a‘ole ma Hāmākua. No laila, he hewa paha ka ho‘opuka ‘ia ‘ana o ka makani wehe lau niu he makani no Hāmākua. He makani no Hilo.
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  • Honoke`ā is a valley in the center of Pololū & Waipi`o. It marks the boundary between Kohala & Hāmākua. Very few visitors because of the extremely steep valley balls.
  • Ka makani wehe lau nui o Laupāhoehoe – The coconut leaf lifting wind of Laupāhoehoe Ka ua Wa`a`wa`ahia o Waipi`o – The rain of Waipi`o sweeps along the gullies and gulches as it pours Ka ua kīhene lehua o Hāmākua – The rain that produces lehua clusters of Hāmākua
  • Also, a play on kihi loa. A native of Hāmākua is said to avoid meeting strangers. Because of bashfulness or disinclination to share his possessions, he will turn aside (kihi) and go a long way away (loa)

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  • 1. KA MOKU ʻO HĀMĀKUA District of Hāmākua HWST 100
  • 2.  
  • 3. HĀMĀKUA FACTS
    • Approximately 50 miles long
    • Known for lush tropical forests, waterfalls, valleys, cliffs
  • 4. NĀ PALENA: BOUNDARIES
    • Hāmākua, mai Honoke`ā a Maulua (`O`ōkala)
    • Hāmākua, from Honoke`ā (on the Kohala side) to Maulua (on the Hilo side).
    • The extent of Hāmākua
  • 5. KA MAKANI: Wind KA UA: Rain
    • Wind:
      • Wehe lau niu (Laupāhoehoe)
    • Rain:
      • Wa`awa`ahia (Waipi`o)
      • Kīhene lehua
  • 6. `ŌLELO NO`EAU
    • Hāmākua kihi loa Hāmākua with a long corner.
    • One corner of Hāmākua touches every district of Hawai`i except Puna.
  • 7. `ŌLELO NO`EAU
    • Hāmākua `āina pali loa
    • Hāmākua, land of tall cliffs.
    • Praise of Hāmākua, Hawai`i
  • 8. `ŌLELO NO`EAU
    • Hāmākua i ka wakawaka.
    • Irregular and rough Hāmākua.
    • Praise of Hāmākua, a district of gulches and valleys.
  • 9. `ŌLELO NO`EAU
    • Hāmākua i ka pali lele koa`e
    • Hāmākua, land of the cliffs where the tropic birds fly
    • Praise of Hāmākua, Hawai`i
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