$1 saves Kunia homes

$1 saves Kunia homes

There are 57 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 29, 2008, titled $1 saves Kunia homes. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Most Kunia Plantation Village residents, who had feared eviction after Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.

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John W Bienko

Ottawa, Canada

#1 May 29, 2008
Three cheers and a tiger..
to the Campbell Company executives for their understanding and generousity to the residents of Kunia Planation.
THe Aloha tradition lives in the hearts of good Hawaiians.
Lani

Los Angeles, CA

#2 May 29, 2008
Mufi and his union buddies have apparently strong armed the property owner into giving in. If you want to do business in Hawaii, you need to render unto Caesar and the Ohana.
I Wonder

San Diego, CA

#3 May 29, 2008
What a great outcome. I wonder who will come along to screw it up?
willie

Plymouth, MI

#4 May 29, 2008
"Galdones said he would have preferred a system where residents could buy their homes."

Yeah right, buy them for say $100,000 then sell them the next day to someone from California for a million dollars.

Having the cheap rent is the way to go and the ONLY way to insure it stays resonable.

Union people have a funny way of doing everything.
teabone

Spanaway, WA

#5 May 29, 2008
Mufi will be the next governor for this state. When he becomes that, hawaii will see alot of positive changes for the state of hawaii. Right now he's doing so much just as mayor. He has alot of local support from the people of hawaii and washington, compared to when he was pushed to become congreesman against Abercrombie, at a young age. Now hawaii is seeing the positive work and dreams he has to make this great state of ours a good and safe place to live. Hanna Hou.
Chemical All

San Antonio, TX

#6 May 29, 2008
Lani wrote:
Mufi and his union buddies have apparently strong armed the property owner into giving in. If you want to do business in Hawaii, you need to render unto Caesar and the Ohana.
Lani, your comment is way off-line. Mufi is Mayor of Honolulu, not a mafia boss.
No chemicals here

Honolulu, HI

#7 May 29, 2008
Chemical All wrote:
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Lani, your comment is way off-line. Mufi is Mayor of Honolulu, not a mafia boss.
No not a mafia boss, but a mayor who would do business with the mafia types if he thought it would get him ahead in politics.

Since: May 08

Redondo Beach, CA

#8 May 29, 2008
aahhhhh...good old kunia (koon-ya).

man that was one of the "greenest" places in the 80's. And the chicken fights!!!

chicken papaya anyone?

This place is a link to the past and I'm glad to see that place will still be around.

Is the Kunia store still there?
Chemical All

San Antonio, TX

#9 May 29, 2008
No chemicals here wrote:
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No not a mafia boss, but a mayor who would do business with the mafia types if he thought it would get him ahead in politics.
Lani, its nice to comments on facts and actual events instead of negative bluh,bluh,bluh, fool!
Laulau

United States

#10 May 29, 2008
This is truly a win-win-win for everyone involved. Thank you to the Mayor, Campbell and HARC.
Stan

AOL

#11 May 29, 2008
What kind of area is Kunia anyway?
Tsta

North Las Vegas, NV

#12 May 29, 2008
I think they need to start making ICE in the Kunia Pantation and start the new world....

Since: Apr 08

Everett, WA

#13 May 29, 2008
At least someones getting cheap rent in Hawaii...must be nice.
WardKinau

United States

#14 May 29, 2008
It must be nice to be subsidized. It would never happen to me.
Hanalei

Los Angeles, CA

#15 May 29, 2008
Stan where you come from anyway? What kind of question, what kind of area is Kunia?
Stan

AOL

#16 May 29, 2008
Hanalei wrote:
Stan where you come from anyway? What kind of question, what kind of area is Kunia?
I have never been there, I do not believe, so I am asking where on Oahu is Kunia located, that's what. It is none of your business where I am from

Since: May 08

Redondo Beach, CA

#17 May 29, 2008
Stan,
Kunia is a small plantation town located in central Oahu. Kunia road connects Wahiawa and Waipahu and runs behind Wheeler AFB. If you are on this road there is nothing but pinnapples on the left and right. If you ask me, there is really no reason to stop there unless you are visiting someone.
Don't get this Kunia mixed up with the "new" Kunia that has the newer modern homes. Two totally different worlds.

What kind of area is it? I remember it being low maintenance plantation style living. 9th grade boys there already knew how to slaughter, clean and cook chicken. They also knew how to grow, package and sell pakalolo to the military guys. There were some punks there but what neighborhood doesn't?

I haven't been there in years. Hope this answers your question.
PaatOhana

Gibsonton, FL

#18 May 29, 2008
I'm so glad of the outcome. I was born and raised in Kunia. 24 years later I still call Kunia my home before moving to Florida. I just got pictures of Kunia Camp and boy is the dirt RED or what. I'm so Happy for all the 'Ohana that is living there. Many, many, many fun memories. Remember Kick the can, the longest jump rope, hop scotch, jacks, five holes marbles. Kunia school.
John Whitaker

Pearl City, HI

#19 May 29, 2008
GREAT - this is a sustainable community.
Westside Wind

Honolulu, HI

#20 May 29, 2008
Good story!
I hope they use this as a model for future corporations in the state...
There are thousands of equally deserving families waiting for a truly affordable home, not $1.00 but more reasonable that $300K.
Go back to building plantation style homes on former pineapple and sugar cane ag land...
Anyway, great story and congrats to those families.

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