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Alapaki Nahale-A, the new head at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

New Chairman of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Alapaki Nahale-A works toward the benefit of his people.

Alapaki Nahale-a was born and raised on Hawaiian Home Lands and is determined to help more Hawaiians experience that.

Aloha kâkou a mahalo i kçia launa hou ʻana mai. Ua hânau a hânai ʻia nô ʻo Alapaki Nahale-a ma ka ʻâina hoʻopulapula a nui kona ʻiʻini e pômaikaʻi like kona poʻe i ia nohona hoʻokahi nô.

"It's not a job to me, it's Kuleana, you know, I was blessed to have access to the trust that Prince Kûhiô left us and I was blessed to have great parents, great family, great coaches and educators, so I feel true obligation to give those opportunities back," said Alapaki Nahale-a, Chair, Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Ua pômaikaʻi au i ka hoʻoilina a Kûhiô i waiho mai ai. He kuleana koʻu e mâlama.

This aloha for the collective struck a chord with Gov. Abercrombie who nominated Alapaki for this position.

Ua ahuwale nô kçia ʻano manaʻo paʻa o Alapaki no ke koʻikoʻi o kçia kûlana no ka pono o ke kaiâulu holoʻokoʻa iâ Kiaʻâina Abercrombie, nâna i koho iâ Alakaʻi no kçia kûlana.

"I felt this was going to be a key to the successful resolution of outstanding issues about land and money and assets and control," stated Neil Abercrombie,Governor.

He koʻikoʻi i ka hoʻoponopono i nâ nînûnç pili kâlâ, kumu waiwai, a mana hoʻokele.

"I think every Chairman has inherited certain problems and opportunities and they've all put their mark on the trust, and I think for me, first and foremost, I want to make sure our beneficiaries are honored and respected.

Waiho ʻia nâ âlaina a ala puka i mua o nâ luna a pau a ʻimi ʻia nô naʻe ka lankakila. Noʻu, ʻo ka mâlama hoʻoilina ka mea nui.

One of the things we are realizing is that a lot of our beneficiaries are turning down homesteading opportunities because they cannot afford the homes we're building.

Ke ʻike nei mâkou i ka hiki ʻole i ka poʻe ke uku i ke kumukûʻai o nâ hale.

We're building much more affordable homes in the market, but even at that rate, sometimes you just can't come up with that mortgage. I am pushing other options, such as rental units or rental-own units.

I loko o ke emi o nâ hale e kûkulu ʻia, mau ka paʻakîkî o ka loaʻa o ka môlaki. No laila ka nânâ i ka hoʻolimalima paha.

My goal is to put at least 200 more Hawaiians into Homesteads this year," said Alapaki.

ʻElua haneli hou ʻohana ma ka ʻâina i kçia makahiki. ʻO ia ka pahuhopu!

Ke aloha to you Alapaki!

For all the "11 to watch in 2011", visit ʻÔiwiTV, digital channel 326, or oiwi.tv.

Ke aloha nui iâ ʻoe e Alapaki a no ka ʻike i nâ moʻolelo a pau no nâ kânaka mau he 11 e makaʻala ʻia i kçia makahiki, e kipa aku iâ ʻÔiwiTV, ke kânela kikohoʻe helu 326. Aloha.

 

 

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