April 19, 2017

Ted Kawahinehelelani Blake leads the charge on restoration and volunteer efforts in an effort to preserve the past of Koloa, and share with generations to come.  On the forefront of his effors is the Hapa Trail.  A government road between Koloa and Poipu and that was the main road before Hoonani Road.

Hapa Trail Group Aims to Perpetuate Hawaiian Culture, Restore Historical Sites

Malama Koloa aims to perpetuate Hawaiian culture, restore historical site.

Posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:30 am

KOLOA — Ted Kawahinehelelani Blake traces his roots to 65 generations on the South Shore.

“I live in Koloa and I’m very passionate about the place I live,” Blake said.

It’s his kuleana for Koloa and Poipu that inspires, motivates and drives Blake and a handful of local residents of Malama Koloa — a nonprofit formed in 2011 that aims to preserve and restore Hawaiian culture as well as support community projects.

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