WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - What happens when you pair fishpond delicacies and top-of-the-line chefs? The annual Taste of Heʻeia Benefit Dinner. Amy Kalili gives us a taste of what's in store this Saturday at the Waikîkî Aquarium.
Aloha kakahiaka. ʻO ka ʻimi ʻia a paʻa o ka papa meaʻai no kçia hanana ʻimi kâlâ he ʻaina ahiahi, ua maʻalahi nô no kçia hui.
Providing the fare for this benefit dinner was pretty easy for this nonprofit.
He wahi nani loa kçia loko iʻa ʻo Heʻeia. ʻAʻole nui nâ loko iʻa i koe.
Executive Director, Paepae o Heʻeia
Not too many ponds like this are left.
I ka wa kahiko, ua paʻa a lako pono nô kçia loko i'a he 88 'eka kona nui a ke hoʻoikaika nui nei ko Paepae o Heʻeia ma ka hoʻolaukaʻi i ka hoʻopaʻa a hoʻôla hou ʻia o ka loko iʻa no ka pono o ke kaiâulu.
At one time, this 88-acre fishpond was thriving and Paepae o Heʻeia is working to restore this community resource.
Paepae ʻo Heʻeia is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by eight young and eager Hawaiians.
ʻÂina Momona Coordinator, Paepae o Heʻeia
Na kekahi mau ʻôpio i hoʻokumu ma 2001.
The goal of Paepae ʻo Heʻeia, and more importantly Hoʻolako, is to kind of bring back a sense of gathering our own food, being responsible for knowing where our food comes from and being closer to where our food comes from.
ʻO ka pahuhopu, ʻo ia ka hoʻolako i kâ kâkou meaʻai ponoʻî iho nô a ʻike no hea ia meaʻai a hoʻopili aku nô hoʻi.
Ua hoʻokumu ʻia kçia papahana ʻimi kâlâ nô i kelâ makahiki aku nei i mea kôkua i ke ola o ka papahana.
The group started this event last year to raise funds for their work.
All the money generated is going to our wall restoration, in specific it is going to our 150 foot hole in our wall, which is really large.
E hoʻohana ʻia ka loaʻa no ka hoʻoponopono i ka pâ pôhaku me kona wahi hakahaka he 150 kapuaʻi ka nui.
Hiki ke hoʻomau ka hana ma aneʻi, ka hoʻoulu iʻa, ka mâlama i kçia loko iʻa.
It all helps us to continue raising fish and maintaining the pond.
Hoʻomaka ka ʻaina ahiahi ma ka 6.30p a na Jason Peel no Roys, Ed Kenney no Towne, Karen Miyano no The Reluctant Caterer, me Tammy Hoe-Smith no Waiâhole Poi Factory nâ ʻano ʻono like ʻole e hoʻomâkaukau. Helu ʻekahi ana ka hoʻokani pila kekahi!
Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature selections by Jason Peel, Ed Kenney, Karen Miyano and Tammy Hoe-Smith and great music as well!
Ka mea hoʻokani pila, ʻo ia nô ʻo Kainani Kahaunaele a me Kaukahi.
Kainani Kauhaunaele and Kaukahi will be playing.
E kele aku iâ PaepaeOHeeia.org no ke kûʻai kikiki a no ka ʻike hou aku. Aloha.
For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit PaepaeOHeeia.org.