Woman wins fight for public beach

Woman wins fight for public beach

There are 17 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Mar 25, 2008, titled Woman wins fight for public beach. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Uma Hemming spent her time and money to keep access to a Maui shoreline open By Gary T. Kubota [email protected] PAIA, Maui Christina "Uma" Hemming said she felt she needed to do something when she ...

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Provo, UT

#1 Mar 25, 2008
having access is one thing - changing the shoreline to suit you is another. Moving boulders would lead to erosion and other problems.
glenn paul

Johnson City, NY

#2 Mar 25, 2008
uma, mahalo, mahalo and a big aloha. i have been to maui and the other 4 major islands and i have always thought that hawaiis beaches belonged to all the people and there had to be a public access to all beaches. too many people would have complained but done nothing. you kept the fight up and won. one person can make a difference. uma, mahalo and a big aloha
Goin to da beach

United States

#3 Mar 25, 2008
What a shame, that residents of these beautiful islands must file law suits to have access to beaches. Shame on those that choose to close access to the beaches. We need more people like Uma.
White Shark

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#4 Mar 25, 2008
Good for you. Now can you please spend your time and money for unheeded ferry access to Kahului Hbr so that I can go visit this public beach?
Faith Nalani Bromwich

United States

#5 Mar 25, 2008
It was the "spirit of aloha" that guided Ms. Hemming to do all she could to help the locals. I commend her, on all her efforts to preserve what trully belongs to the natives of Maui.
Mahalo sistah, for much aloha.

United States

#6 Mar 25, 2008
Mahalo, Uma!!!

Hilo, HI

#7 Mar 25, 2008
u 1 winna Hemming. Push the homes back, why not?
Richard Swann

Mesa, AZ

#8 Mar 25, 2008
I would remind everyone of the saying that "rust and termites never sleep" . Developer's never quit and never go away. I bet this battle is far from over. Swannie
Chris Mentzel

Kaneohe, HI

#9 Mar 26, 2008
Big congratulations and equally big Mahalo!, Uma. You are a great example.

Woodland, CA

#10 Mar 27, 2008
Uma, for myself and my children and my ohana... congratulations and mahalo! God Bless You!!!

Waipahu, HI

#11 Mar 27, 2008
Thank you Uma Hemming.

“Honor your ancestors”

Since: Feb 08

Kaimuki, Keaukaha/Hilo, Kaupo

#12 Mar 27, 2008
I admire you for having so much respect for the 'aina and for all the people.

Thanks, Uma!
Surfrider Maui Chapter

Waianae, HI

#13 Mar 30, 2008
We applaud Ms. Hemming for her stand, her strangth, her perserverence and her grace.

Mililani, HI

#14 Mar 31, 2008
Time to open up East Honolulu Beaches.

Thunder Bay, Canada

#15 Mar 31, 2008
yo sistah,
givin it to dha man, show the man what dha "real" will of the people want, true democracy is alive. Thousands will benefit, and while it seems a few will not ie: montanas house owners, even they can walk the beach as well with others, no walled of lawns no private seashore no segregation = no "one" loses!!!!
Carrie Lee

United States

#16 Aug 13, 2008
So nice to see you again doing such wonderful work for so many people and many generations to come!
Blessings and love to you always! Mahalo, Aloha!
Good Job and Mahalo

Mölndal, Sweden

#17 Aug 13, 2008
pohaku wrote:
having access is one thing - changing the shoreline to suit you is another. Moving boulders would lead to erosion and other problems.
She suggested "removing some of the boulders along the shoreline." That won't necessarily lead to erosion problems. She's obviously the type of person who would be more careful than that. She made a recommendation to County authorities, she's not doing it herself.

Go wahine! Malama aina!

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