The Fight to Take Back Hawaii

Matt Davis
Swellnet Dispatch

It’s known as the Seven Mile Miracle. The famed North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, is home to some of the world’s most iconic surf breaks. Every year, the North Shore plays centre stage for an epic battle between the world’s best surfers for the sport’s most coveted crown, the Pipeline Pro.

But just beyond these fabled sands, another battle is being waged. It’s a fight to keep Hawaii Hawaiian.

Under swaying palm trees in the quiet streets behind Sunset Beach — Paumalū to the locals — Pomai Hoapili is holding on to a slice of paradise that has been in his family for generations. Pomai grew up here in a small home, set between the roaring ocean and the green Hawaiian hills, with Pipeline and Sunset on his doorstep.

“I live in the middle of these two super famous waves that people make pilgrimages out to, to come and catch a few waves,” he says. “They pay millions of dollars to come here where I live. I’m blessed to grow up here.”

Pomai Hoapili is a North Shore local and member of the Hawaiian Water Patrol (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

But Pomai is an increasing rarity on Hawaii’s North Shore — a native Hawaiian. As property prices soar, many native Hawaiians — or Kānaka Maoli — are being squeezed out, unable to keep pace with crippling property taxes and skyrocketing rents.

The pandemic has only made the problem worse, pushing prices to record highs as mainlanders from the US look to Hawaii for an island bolthole. Just down the road, the so-called 'Quiksilver house' on the beachfront at Pipeline sold last year for $US5 million, more than double the price it last changed hands for, in 2009.

For Pomai, who works as a lifeguard for the famous Hawaiian Water Patrol, staying on the North Shore is about more than holding on to the family home. It’s about maintaining a connection to Hawaiian culture, which has revolved around surfing and the ocean since Hawaiians took to the waves on wooden boards hundreds of years ago.

The sun sets on the North Shore ... for many native Hawaiians, rising property values have seen them priced out (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

“I want to be a Hawaiian on Hawaiian land,” he says. “We’re lucky to be able to pull it off, you know. But it’s definitely not easy. Living in Hawaii, staying in Hawaii, you gotta hustle. It’s not an easy thing.”

Like many Hawaiians, Pomai feels a sense of pride that these islands gave surfing to the world and continues to produce world champions like Carissa Moore. But the growth of surfing into a multi-billion-dollar global industry has also helped transform the sleepy North Shore into one of the most desirable postcodes on the planet.

“It’s pretty well overrun,” he says. “Surfing’s taken up a huge chunk of housing and resources on the North Shore, as well as waves.”

Many of the original homes have been flattened to make way for modern mansions.

Gifted to the world by Hawaii, surfing has transformed into a global industry (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

Locals who sell up often end up buying on the US mainland, where properties are more affordable and they can live in relative comfort. Los Angeles County is now home to more native Hawaiians than the island of Maui. Pomai has seen others sell up, but once they leave, he says, “it’s hard to come back”.

“Somebody’s going to take your spot, guaranteed. People are fighting outside the door,” he says. “But this is home, so we’re going to stay, hold it down. There’s no other option.”

‘Premeditated theft’

For the Kānaka Maoli, the struggle to retain control of their land is a constant. It dates back over a century to when the Kingdom of Hawaii was illegally overthrown.

“We are our own country,” says Pomai. “There is no annexation treaty [with the US]. We are actually our own sovereign nation illegally occupied by the United States of America.”

On January 17, 1893, a group of American fruit and sugar plantation oligarchs launched a coup against Queen Liliuokalani, putting her under house arrest inside Iolani palace. At first, the United States of America didn’t endorse the coup, but in 1898 it annexed the Kingdom of Hawaii and administered it as a US territory until 1959, when Hawaii became the 50th US state.

A young girl waves the Hawaiian flag at a protest in downtown Honolulu to mark the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

“This is a theft — premeditated, systematised theft,” says Kalehua Krug, a Hawaiian charter school principal and community leader. “They took it from our chiefs. They took it from the royalty. They took it from all of our families.”

Kalehua is among a generation of Hawaiians committed to the rebirth of native Hawaiian culture. His school teaches the Hawaiian native language – which nearly went extinct after generations were discouraged from speaking it – as well as traditional hula dancing, alongside the mainstream school curriculum.

“When you give the culture and ceremony and language to them at a young age, they don’t have to feel the loss like we did,” Kalehua says of his students. “You know, they don’t have to take that punch in the gut that we had to take.”

For Kalehua Krug, the principal of Ka Waihona o Ka Na'auao charter school, reviving Hawaiian culture starts in the classroom (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

Land seizure has been central to the US’s effort to control Hawaii, he says, “because land, you know, builds generational wealth, and they could control the resources”. “They could lock up the water, they could lock up the food, they could lock up the ability of Hawaii to self-sustain.” 

The land is no longer sustaining native Hawaiians, Kalehua says. People have been forced to turn to new ways to get by.

Soon after the US made Hawaii a state, a new kind of visitor followed – tourists. A Time magazine article published in 1966 called it a “jet rush”, as the number of visitors arriving to the islands had doubled in recent years.

That jet rush never ended.

The Waikiki mirage

On Oahu’s South Shore, Waikiki is a bucket list destination for millions of tourists lured by its white sands and postcard-perfect sunsets. But for many native Hawaiians living and working in the capital, Honolulu, the tourism idyll is little more than a mirage.

Peeling back Waikiki’s layers is Honolulu local Chris Kahunahana, a filmmaker who has lived here for much of his life. Chris is one of an emerging group of indigenous artists challenging the postcard cliches about Hawaii on the big screen.

“Initially in the film industry, Hawaii was seen as Hollywood’s backdrop,” he says. “It served as a beautiful location for a Caucasian hero. But the stories weren’t from here, they were just using here as an exotic location, one that’s prettier than Detroit, right?

“The world is starting to understand the value of authentic stories. They’re tired of the same old shit.”

Chris sees it as an artist’s job to “hold up a mirror to society and say, ‘Hey, look at this ugly picture’“. His acclaimed feature film, Waikiki – the first directed by a native Hawaiian – does just that.

Filmmaker Chris Kahunahana's film 'Waikiki' challenges Hollywood stereotypes about Hawaii (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

Through its main character Kea – a woman living out of her car while balancing multiple jobs in the tourism industry – the film explores how hard it is for indigenous Hawaiians to get by in contemporary Hawaii. Many of the issues the film raises stem from the separation of Hawaiians from their land, Chris says, which has cut off many from economic opportunities.

“Hawaii is being sold to the global elite,” he says. “Anyone around the world who has any kind of resources wants a piece of paradise.

“And it’s because of this tourism industry – they’ve been selling this lie of Hawaii as a paradise.”

The demand for a piece of Hawaii is pushing some out. “Without Hawaiians, is it really Hawaii? It’s not,” says Chris. “The powers that be, they don’t give a shit.”

In 2019, more than 10 million visitors flocked to Hawaii, with most rubbing their toes on the sands of Waikiki.

Tourism is Hawaii’s biggest economic driver and accounts for 21 per cent of jobs in the state, but hospitality staff are among the islands’ worst paid workers. Like the protagonist in Chris’ film, some live a precarious existence on on the edge of poverty, unable to secure stable housing.

The homelessness crisis is visible in the tourist hotspot of Waikiki (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

Hawaii, he says, regularly tops the list of the US’s most expensive places to live, ahead of New York and California. 

“At least in San Francisco, you have the tech industry; in New York, you have media – it’s f***ing New York!” he says.

“Unfortunately, the only jobs that they provide for people in Hawaii are tourism jobs. They are like servant jobs – you are providing them a service, entertainment, an experience – a cultural experience, right?

“They are not really interested in the real culture. They are interested in experiencing it as entertainment. It’s not back and forth, it’s not give and take – it’s just take, take, take, take.”

The result has been an epidemic of homelessness, a problem that disproportionately affects native Hawaiians. Hawaii now has the third-highest homeless rate in the USA. Half of the state’s homeless are native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, despite only making up 20 per cent of the population.

According to Chris, they’re not really homeless, but “houseless”. “The fact they can’t afford to purchase a house – [Hawaii] is still their home,” he says. “This is their home. They just don’t have a house.”

The west side divide

On Oahu’s west side, Makaha Beach is famed as the birthplace of big wave surfing, where waterfront apartments take in views of waves peeling around the point. But Oahu’s fiercely beautiful west side is also where Hawaii’s homelessness crisis is most apparent.

All along the ribbon of the Farrington Highway, which skirts the coast on Oahu’s western shore, native Hawaiian flags flap upside down in the breeze, on porches and in shop windows. It’s a sign of distress.

Also dotting the foreshore are makeshift homeless camps, where individuals and families live in makeshift shelters, trapped between two worlds. Many have jobs, their children go to local schools, and life continues – they are indeed “houseless”.

Houseless Hawaiians are living on the beaches of Oahu's west side (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

With limited support from the state, one community is tackling the issue themselves and establishing a more permanent solution.

Not far from the rolling waves of Makaha, behind rows of gleaming yachts in the Wainane Boat Harbour, is Puoʻhonua OʻWainane, a permanent homeless camp. Pou’honua means “place of refuge”. That’s what the camp’s founder and matriarch, Twinkle Borge, intends for people to find here when they fall on hard times.

Puoʻhonua OʻWainane has existed beside the boat harbour for almost twenty years since Twinkle, herself homeless, set up camp on the beach.

“At the time there were about seven of us sleeping on the beachfront,” she says. “As people started coming, I would just give away my camp – because I didn’t want to see kids stressing, I didn’t want to see them sleeping on the ground.”

Since establishing the camp in 2004, Twinkle has transformed it into a more permanent home for around 250 people. All members of the village are required to do community service – both inside the camp and in the surrounding public space – to keep the areas clean and safe.

John Isaac, 22, moved here four years ago, joining his parents who were already living in the camp. “I was living on my own already,” he says. “But the house I was living in was getting evicted.”

John’s mother is full of praise for Twinkle, calling her “the head of the spear”.

Camp matriarch Twinkle Borge has been houseless for over two decades (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

“I’m not saying we are 100 per cent the solution,” Twinkle says. “But we are part of the solution.” 

In her air-conditioned bedroom in the camp, Twinkle explains the daily challenges the community faces living here. There is no running water, so water must be collected from public showers in the boat harbour. The camp is bathed in the constant whirr of generators to keep a limited supply of power on.

“We don’t have that privilege of going in and turning on our lights, flicking that pipe to turn on our water,” she says. “Yeah, here we bring in our own waters. We have generators.”

But Twinkle and her inner circle have hatched a plan to change this – a plan for a slice of land to live on.

Taking back the land

In the long, green valley that stretches inland from the boat harbour, Twinkle is beaming with pride. “For the last five years I kept telling people, ‘This is going to be our home’,” she says. “Five years I passed this gate and said, ‘that is our home’.

“Well, this is our home. We are here.”

Through a mix of donations and grants, Twinkle has bought an 8-hectare plot, which she has named Pu’o-honua Mauka. It will be a permanent home for for many displaced in their own land.

In the valley behind Wainae Boat Harbour, Twinkle and her team are building permanent homes for the community (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

“It is amazing. I never thought I would be doing the things that I am doing today. I am able to help my family, you know, to be a little bit more productive,” she says.

“The plan is building out our homes, bringing up people home, try to work towards being self-sustaining. And guess what, they all going to get running water!”

For Twinkle, her reward is seeing the next generation break the cycle of dispossession. “My pay day is when my kids bring me home their diplomas,” she says.

“It might be a big sacrifice for me, but at the end it will be a reward – to see the accomplishment, to see the cycle that they are breaking, for their family. Yeah, yeah, that’s pay day.”

A cultural rebirth

For Pomai Hoapili, life is best lived in a state where “everything seems like surfing, or like flowing. That is the ultimate goal,” he says. At his home on the North Shore, he’s also focused on nurturing the next generation.

His 10-year-old daughter Wela is enrolled in a school that teaches the Hawaiian language. Pomai is also taking classes so they can speak to each other in Hawaiian as much as possible. It’s already bridging the generational divide. When Wela first spoke Hawaiian to her great grandmother, the old woman wept with joy.

“My grandma starts crying, sits down and cries a little bit,” Pomai says.

“They took it away in three generations. We’re going to get it back in one. Whatever it takes.”

Pomai stands on the beach at Rocky Point, on the North Shore of Oahu, with his daughter Wela, who is learning the Hawaiian language at her school (Foreign Correspondent: Matt Davis)

He believes Hawaiians are in the midst a cultural renaissance, if only those still calling the islands home can withstand the pressures forcing them out.

“Be Hawaiian, speak Hawaiian, live Hawaiian,” he says.  

“The longer you stay alive, the longer people remember we’re here. But if we stop down the line, people stop talking about us, we disappear. So, we got to keep practising.”

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Watch ‘Keep Hawaii Hawaiian’ on Foreign Correspondent tonight at 8pm on ABC TV, iview and streaming live on Facebook and YouTube.


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scrotina Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 9:29am

thank you for bringing that to our attention. i had no idea.

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batfink Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 9:48am

I managed to finish James A. Michener’s ‘Hawaii’, no mean feat. That guy needs an editor.

But it’s largely historically based, the influx of the missionaries (the death of any local culture right there) and the Japanese. Trade, influx of more nationalities as shipping got serious, and as this story notes, the coup against the Queen and putting her under house arrest. The separation from traditional culture, with overtones with the indigenous here.

There’d have to be a good case to say any local Hawaiians shouldn’t have to pay rates on land they have owned for generations.

It’s a sad story, for sure, repeated ad infinitum around the world.

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alistair.baird Friday, 13 May 2022 at 11:14am

Have a read of Waves of Resistance author Isaiah Walker.

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Standingleft Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 10:07am

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savanova Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 10:16am

I'm hearing NZ is heading the same way due to their foreign investment policy. Could be the Solomon Islands in the near future.

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mikehunt207 Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 10:20am

Great to see Pomai and family have managed to stay in their zone. I lived just down the road from his family in the early 00,s and they had a full size black pig living in the yard as a pet right amongst the Haole compounds , he was just a grommet (keiki) in those days but was a presence in the lineup even then.
Good luck to them.

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AndyM Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 10:32am

Putting the cultural element to the side for a second, this article shows the economic template for Australia right there - poverty and homelessness in what should be a land of plenty.

If we continue to vote for Australian political parties which take us down the path of American-style economics, we'll end up with American-style social outcomes.

It's already manifesting and it won't stop until we vote for change.

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Vince Neil Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 10:59am

I am reading a book about the Duke.

I am no expert, but seems that for various reasons, surfing was on the way out - approximately a century ago - out before it become popular in California and commercial interest revived it. The Duke of seemed to be a key link between the past and 'present'.

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stunet Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 11:12am

@Vince, it was on the way out as missionaries such as Hiram Bingham meddled in Hawaiian culture, deeming surfing a heathen sport and devoid of virtue.

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t-diddy Friday, 13 May 2022 at 5:48pm

And too little clothing!

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Fooman Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 11:23am

Agree totally with Andy M.
Our current capitalist econmic system is broken. Capitilism is in its death throws....but no one in government is demonstrating an effective way out once it all turns to poop.
Australian ecomic platforms only benefit the rich & industry types who continue to lobby governments hard about keeping wages low & housing prices high so the ruling elites can have a cheap, vulnerable workforce to serve them. Successive Australian governments really have known about homelessness in Australia since 1788 & have chosen to do very little about it. For example; why spend millions on football stadium upgrades & new builds when that money should be going to provide adequate housing. I am so disappointed that Brisbane is going to host the Olympic games & see all the billions spent on a boring sporting event when mothers & their children are forced to sleep in their cars because the government does not have its priorities in order.
Homelessness does not discriminate!! Write to your local M.P. & give them a kick in the pants & get them to provide safe, permanent, adequate housing for all. Hawaii is an island just like Australia. Everyone has a right to a roof over their head. If you think it cannot happen here or to you then please think again. When this capitalist society goes in to further decline it is only going to self scavenge even more. That beast must be fed even if it means you & me! Peace & love.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 11:43am

Is the current situation in Hawaii much different from most of the period of human settlement in the islands?

Wasn’t the Hawaiian chain , pre American usurpation , a group of seperate and sovereign nations which existed under a feudal system ? Was not someone from Kauai not considered Hawaiian but Kauain ? Did the islands not invade each other in the same illegal occupation as the Americans?

Wasn’t there a lowly caste within each island just as the homeless ( part ) Hawaiian people contained within the story? Were the Kauwa of ancient Hawaii any different from the poor citizens of modern Hawaii? Doesn’t the Hawaiian culture believe that land belongs to no man but to the gods?

I completely commiserate with anyone experiencing life difficulties, homelessness and dispossession but isn’t the idea that this is a new situation in the Hawaiian island chain a bit arbitrary?

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r-clay Friday, 13 May 2022 at 11:39am

As someone who has studied pacific cultures, I can say this is true. But this could be said about any country/culture, doesnt make it right or wrong

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t-diddy Friday, 13 May 2022 at 5:52pm

Nah King Kemehameha unified all islands as the Kingdom of Hawai'i in 1810. He is from the big island, aka Hawai'i hence the double in nomenclature.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Friday, 13 May 2022 at 5:55pm

He “ unified” Hawaii the same way the English monarchs unified the Commonwealth.

At the end of a gun.

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lost Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 11:45am

$5m for the beachfront quickly house sounds modest compared to the price of place in Byron, Noosa or Sydney’s northern beaches. Crazy Australia.

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goofyfoot Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 12:28pm

Sounds like the Mornington Peninsula in a same but different way.

Locals that have lived here for generations are finding themselves priced out of the area. Like many coastal communities around Oz.

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lost Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 9:41pm

There are also local’s who have lived there for generations making a killing selling up and moving elsewhere.

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goofyfoot Friday, 13 May 2022 at 5:24am

Of course.

I’m sure the same goes in Hawaii too

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Basil Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 1:13pm

As soon as the world decided that property was an investment rather than a social necessity, the shit started to hit the fan.... Saddle that up with the fact property is largely given preferential status over other investments (e.g. negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions), and then tack-on record wealth inequality, and you can super-charge that shit hitting the fan. Now it's impossible to put the genie back in the bottle because the only way to bring housing affordability back is for prices to decrease... And we can't have that because property has become the place where wealth is stored and a big driver for economic activity (endless renovations and rebuilds).

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Roadkill Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 2:19pm

Well, there are French citizens that feel the same, English citizens that feel the same, Fijian citizens, Telo Island citizens, Australian citizens, Thais, etc etc

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john.callahan Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 3:46pm

While the economic and cultural distress of the part-Hawaiian community on every island in the state of Hawaii is real and apparent to even the most casual of observers, I am rather surprised that the words "crystal methamphetamine" do not appear anywhere in this story.

Rampant drug and alcohol abuse is responsible for a tremendous amount of damage, physical and financial in the part-Hawaiian community - think of the negative effects of alcohol and other drugs in the Aboriginal communities of Australia for a valid comparison.

Fortunately, Hawaii is a state of the United States and benefits greatly from this association, with Hawaii and Alaska the two states that receive the most federal money while paying the least in taxes to Washington.

Part-Hawaiians like to play the victim of American imperialism, but take away the association; political and economic, with the US and Hawaii becomes another Tonga or Fiji, where more native citizens live outside their own country to realise better opportunities to make a living, as Tongans and Fijians do in Australia, NZ and the US.

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Robwilliams Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 4:31pm

Aloha Hawaii. Go twinkle, West side represent.

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groundswell Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 8:37pm

I have a few Hawaiian friends one lives on Big Island with his family and bought there as there were good uncrowded and localized spots and cheap houses.
Then the volcano erupted and destroyed all the surf spots with lava almost destroying their houses.
Now he is stuck there and has tried to surf the north shore but after many operations on his knees he feels he just gets in the way so has given up surfing. He says a lot of the surfers on Big Island are now getting into drugs instead.Sad.

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Island Bay Friday, 13 May 2022 at 6:11am

Happening in so many places, and the massive bouts of Quantitative Easing (money printing) of the last two years has poured fuel on the fire.

DBEARINDARE Friday, 13 May 2022 at 8:41am

After fulfilling a 25 year bucket list wish I went to Hawaii with my wife to celebrate my 50th birthday.
We found the beauty in both the Hawaiians and their land.
We were disgusted at the wider world who were there. You walk out of your hotel to see the glitz and glammer, of stores like CARTIER, GUCCI and TESLA packed with 1st worlders trying to fill their world with all the shiney shit they can.
Yet 200 meters down the road, the homeless and poor struggle to live on the streets.
Whilst we continue to celebrate things like Elon Musk buying TWITTER for 40 odd billion we will all struggle too.
And with that? How do we celebrate a man with a ridiculous wealth of 260 billion, yet there are people living in tents all over the world.
We need it all to change. Instead of idolising wealth. Idolise health. Both for the people and our planet. You may find you will be better off, because when we go. We go with empty pockets.
MAHALO HAWAII for sharing my 50th.

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Roadkill Friday, 13 May 2022 at 12:50pm

well. you could have donated the cost of your Hawaiian trip to a homeless charity in your home could be part of the change you want.

It's easy to have a whinge and not do anything....

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g-bo Friday, 13 May 2022 at 9:24am

Check out the Foreign Correspondent episode on this story on ABC iView. Good footage of the Pipe Pro.

Also ties in well with "Bustin Down the Door".

DBEARINDARE Friday, 13 May 2022 at 1:14pm

It's also easy to be critical it seems also roadkill.
Sorry for being selfish in your view, but after traveling to New Guinea with over 20 kg of charity clothing that I purchased specifically for the trip. Also purchasing a garbage bag
full of footballs, then going to the local school on the island unannounced to distribute all of these things.
Then there was the time I went to Fiji ,for a friends celebratory event. Whilst I was there I took my young children out for most of the day to visit the shanty villages and had them help me and my wife donate money to all of the children that we contacted in those villages. Also unannounced and by my own doing. I thought it might be nice to live my dream and visit Hawaii after planning that for 25 years.
I am not sure if that meets your criteria? How about you share what you have done with us all.
Or is that me whinging again ?

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Roadkill Friday, 13 May 2022 at 3:18pm

soz, Saint DBEARINDARE and his cargo cult. lol

let's get back to slagging Musk...the filthy, yet acclaimed billionaire

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Friday, 13 May 2022 at 3:38pm

Roadkill votes LNP. That tells you all you need to know about Roadkill’s sense of obligation to his community.

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Roadkill Friday, 13 May 2022 at 3:51pm

blowin, NFI, as usual.

swing voter actually....have voted both major parties.

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Lalwimya20 Friday, 13 May 2022 at 3:46pm

We should all spend some time in the Bishop Museum , take in the history , be amazed at how the Americans rigged the referendum

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john.callahan Friday, 13 May 2022 at 5:07pm

The Bishop Museum is a beneficiary of the Bishop Estate, an ancestral legacy of the haole banker Charles Reed Bishop, who arrived in Hawaii from the mainland and married the great-granddaughter of King Kamehameha the Great, Princess Bernice Pauahi Paki.

Bishop became a citizen of the Kingdom of Hawaii and with his wife's royal fortune, went on to found Kamehameha Schools, the Bishop Museum and with a business partner, First Hawaiian Bank.

Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu is named after him.

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evosurfer Friday, 13 May 2022 at 6:19pm

Oahu is m favourite destination in the world and its really sad to see so
many homeless people trying to survive all over the island. When I leave
I deliberately stock up on extra food ive already sussed out where they are
and very early in the morning on the way to the airport deliver a couple
of boxes of food drinks every thing ive got left over plus. I feel like Santa Clause.
The north shore is chokka block full of Brazillian that would be a good place to start
taking it back.

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cd Friday, 13 May 2022 at 9:01pm

I found it interesting in the foreign correspondent episode, while protesting walking down the street regarding returning lands to the Hawaiian natives and dapped in the Hawaiian flag.
The Hawaiian flag has the Union Jack on it

DBEARINDARE Saturday, 14 May 2022 at 7:42am

ROADKILL. You are the classic cause for the saying "When all is said and done. More is said than done"

It's knob heads like you that have a fucking big lounge chair, that your arse has put a permanent dent in the cushion. This is where you do your best criticism work from.

Go you! Knob.

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Georgia Nield Saturday, 14 May 2022 at 9:09am

A story well worth telling, thanks for putting a spotlight on it