Waiuli is located in Keaukaha, on the eastside of Hawaiʻi Island. The name translates to 'blue-green water,' which is fitting considering the large amount of freshwater that flows into the ocean. The rocky shoreline in this area consists of ponds, inlets, and coves.
This area was traditionally a fishing village called Pāpaʻi. It was the site of King Kamehameha’s landing, and many Native Hawaiians moved here after the Hawaiian Homesteads Act passed in the 1920s.
Many ʻohana (Hawaiian word for family) have lived here for over six generations. Most families harvest food locally, and even other families from nearby areas rely on local resources in this area due to the many accessible locations for entering the ocean.
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