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A SPECIAL PLACE FOR HAWAIIʻS OHANA

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ʻĀinaloa or Ainaloa is a census-designated place in Hawaiʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States, and is located in the District of Puna.


The population was 3,609 at the 2020 census.

 

he population had decreased to 2,965 at the 2010 census.

Elevation: 705′

Population: 3,636 (2020)

 

Area code: 808

Ainaloa Ohana 

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ʻĀINALOA NEWS

Ainaloa Community Association Board of director a volunteer position to serve my community.
 

Aloha my name is Keoni Kealoha Alvarez from the island of Hawaiʻi, Puna. My family and I have been residents in Ainaloa Subdivision for over 34 years. I am native Hawaiian and a Hawaiian descendant recognized to ancient Hawaiian burials in the ahupuaʻ of Waikahekahe Iki known today as Ainaloa Subdivision.

​I own several parcels in Waikahekahe Iki (Ainaloa) and also steward of several burial caves and historic sites in this ahupuaʻa. I am legally recognized by The State Historic Preservation Department, The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Hawaiʻi Island Burial Council and the United States Interior Department as the descendant to this aina (land).

My family kuleana (responsibility) has been for many generations to preserve and protect our sacred places and burials in Hawaiʻi nei. As a recognized steward of Waikahekahe Iki it would be honorable for me to reach out to ensure that this ahupuaʻa (division of land) continues to remain a special place for the people of Hawaiʻi. 

I am a graduate from Pahoa High School. Since 1999, I started my career in the film industry mentored by renowned filmmakers in Hawaiʻi and abroad. Over 20 years I worked on different networks KGMB news, Spectrum Sports, PBS Hawaiʻi and International, MTV, National Geographic, History Channel etc.  My talents of directing, editing and filming have taken me all over the world.

In my career I had the opportunity to work on Norwegian Cruise Line International ships as chairman and Broadcast manager. As a chairman my duties were to oversee 2000 employees from a diverse 29 countries around the world. I was elected as chairman position by the captain, staff captain and human resources of Norwegian Cruise Line. My responsibilities were to broadcast TV programming, digital signage, satellites, produce special events, outdoor activities, and bereavement support for our employees. 

Returning back to Hawaiʻi I worked at the United States largest public access station which is right here in Hawaiʻi called ʻOlelo Community Media. For five years I served my community in teaching and training new producers and directors. I have worked closely with the community and youth empowering them to use new and innovative ways to share their stories through the media.

2024 I produced a documentary film which is being recognized and broadcasted internationally entitled KAPU “Sacred Hawaiian Burials. This film was selected to be in the Maui Film Festival, Hawaiʻi International Film Festival and PBS Hawaiʻi. Today I am an independent producer with PBS frontline and other networks. 

My current project is creating a Non-profit community theater in Pahoa which will be called The Hawaii Island theater exciting stuff ahead. In additional over 20 years I have done many volunteer services for my community and schools across Hawaiʻi. My volunteer service in Puna is the founder of pohoikisurf.com which captures surfing photographs and history of Pohoiki, Hawaiian traditional music videos,  Hawaiian mural on Hawaii County Pahoa Aquatic Pool and protecting Hawaiian burials.  ​

I humbly ask for your vote on this upcoming 2024 Ainaloa Community Association ballot as president.

Mahalo nui loa and malama pono 

Keoni Kealoha Alvarez 

Hawaiian burial cave descendant of Waikahekahe Iki (Ainaloa Subdivision)  

Will the Provisional Ainaloa Community Subdivision Board members have a re-election in June 2024?

March 4, 2024 Annual Meeting the Homeowners vote and ballot discrepancies need to be addressed with a re-election.

Notice: If you are a homeowner or landowner in Ainaloa Subdivision and current with your association dues.

You can participate by submitting your name to be on the 2024 ballot to the association as board of director or Ainaloa Community a board member.

Please email office@ainaloa.org

Letʻs make our community in the ahupuaʻa Waikahekahe Iki known today as Ainaloa a better place for our families to live.

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Aloha my name is Keoni Kealoha Alvarez from the island of Hawaiʻi, Puna. I am the only descendant recognized to ancient Hawaiian burials in the ahupuaʻ of Waikahekahe Iki known today as

Ainaloa Subdivision.

I own several parcels in Waikahekahe Iki and also steward of several burial caves and historic sites in this ahupuaʻa. I am legally recognized by The State Historic Preservation Department, The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Hawaiʻi Island Burial Council and the United States Interior Department as the descendant to this aina.

Mahalo nui loa,

Keoni Kealoha Alvarez

Descendant of Waikahekahe Iki

Contact Keoni Kealoha Alvarez
Let's Get Started

Phone: (808) 209-2156

Email: keonialvarez@gmail.com

Website: www.keonialvarez.com

Ainaloa Community Association

Phone: (808) 982-9404

Address: 16-303 Ainaloa Blvd, Pāhoa, HI 96778

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