Agency alters stream flow on Maui - News

Agency alters stream flow on Maui - News

There are 6 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 26, 2008, titled Agency alters stream flow on Maui - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

HAIKU, Maui>> State water commissioners are reducing the amount of water diverted from eight streams in east Maui to maintain flows and provide more for taro farming and wildlife.

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“Too small to notice”

Since: Jun 08

Kahuku , Ka'U

#1 Sep 26, 2008
Oh please ! Since when does the federal government need to get involved ? Everyone of those streams that are being diverted has an adjustable "head gate". Unlock the handwheel and adjust the flow. As for folks that work for A&B, how much longer do you think yer sugar jobs were going to last anyway?
manini

Kapaau, HI

#2 Sep 26, 2008
Laura Thielen needs to go. Anyone who thinks supplying water to a few backyard taro patches is more important than supplying several major employers is a looney and needs to be called on it. Hopefully the Gov will step in and tell this department head that there are hard financial times ahead and that she doesn't want anymore major companies going under, especially as a result of Thielens misguided concepts.
Malihini

Honolulu, HI

#3 Sep 26, 2008
manini wrote:
Laura Thielen needs to go. Anyone who thinks supplying water to a few backyard taro patches is more important than supplying several major employers is a looney and needs to be called on it. Hopefully the Gov will step in and tell this department head that there are hard financial times ahead and that she doesn't want anymore major companies going under, especially as a result of Thielens misguided concepts.
The Hawaii State Water Code (State Law) says in Section 174C-101 "Traditional and customary rights of ahupua'a tenants who are decendants of native Hawaiians who inhabitied the Hawaiian Islands prior to 1778 shall not be abridged or denied by this chapter. Such traditional and customary rights shall include, but not be limited to, the cultivation or propagation of taro on one's own kuleana and the gathering of hihiwai, opae, o'opu, limu, thatch, ti leaf, aho cord, and medicinal plants for subsistence, cultural, and religiou purposes." Therefore, State Law requires Laura Thielen to accomodate these "backyard taro patches".
Chee Huu

Honolulu, HI

#4 Sep 26, 2008
Chee Huu to Laura Thielen for putting Hawaiian farmers first. The blahlahs was here first and should be taken cared of first. NO ifs, ands or buts about it. Hawaiians forever!!!
Powa

Honolulu, HI

#5 Sep 26, 2008
manini wrote:
Laura Thielen needs to go. Anyone who thinks supplying water to a few backyard taro patches is more important than supplying several major employers is a looney and needs to be called on it. Hopefully the Gov will step in and tell this department head that there are hard financial times ahead and that she doesn't want anymore major companies going under, especially as a result of Thielens misguided concepts.
Manini you so manini thinking that you miss the whole point. The law is the law and Laura Thielen has no choice but to follow the law. If you don't like the law, get your okole down to the capitol and lobby for a change. Until then, the Hawaiian taro farmers will be protected as they should be. If you don't like it, boycott poi and send them out of business you okole backwards idiot.
nomokala

Honolulu, HI

#6 Sep 26, 2008
Chee Huu wrote:
Chee Huu to Laura Thielen for putting Hawaiian farmers first. The blahlahs was here first and should be taken cared of first. NO ifs, ands or buts about it. Hawaiians forever!!!
Aloha and Mahalo for a statement well put. IMua !!

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