Big Island Video News - Kauhola Point near North Kohala on Hawi'i Island has been purchased by a local nonprofit to shelter it from future development. The purchase is the culmination of a 12-month project by community members to keep the land open as a resource. It started as a seven-minute video posted online by activist Christina Au entitled "For Kauhola Point."
Kohala nonprofit Maika'i Kamakani 'O Kohala Inc. made the purchase of 27.5 acres for $1.3 million. The purchase was made through a partnership with the state Legacy Land Conservation Program under the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, The Trust for Public Land, Maika'i Kamakani 'O Kohala Inc., Malama Kai Foundation's Ocean Warriors Program, Dorrance Family Foundation, Freeman Family Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation, the HEI Charitable Foundation, Hawai'i Electric Light Company, The Trust for Public Land's Advisory Council Member Edmund Olson, the Zirinsky family (a Trust for Public Land donor), and many community members and stakeholders.