The Hawaiian Word Of the Day: Kapulu


Waikoloa Highlands project site.

To describe the two-day meeting of the Land Use Commission last month in Kona as messy is to understate the case. Testimony that didn’t match up with exhibits offered in support. County agencies acting at cross purposes. Challenging witnesses and combative attorneys.

By the close of the hearing on whether the land intended to be the site of the Waikoloa Highlands Golf Estates three decades ago could develop as its most recent owners propose, nerves were frayed all around. The next go-round is set for November 28.

For that we offer another Hawaiian word: ho‘ike‘ike. The LUC should sell tickets.