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Kawaiaha'o Church project requires land survey, appellate court rules

Construction of a multipurpose center had unearthed hundreds of historic burials

By Ken Kobayashi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 15, 2012

~~<p>The state appellate court delivered a stinging blow to Kawaiaha&lsquo;o Church's plans to build a multipurpose building in ruling Friday that an archeological survey should have been conducted before construction of the $17.5 million project began.</p>
<p>The appellate court had ordered a halt to excavation work in September by ruling that Native Hawaiian cultural advocate Dana Naone Hall would likely prevail on her claims that the construction threatened human remains in unmarked burials.</p>
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The state appellate court delivered a stinging blow to Kawaiaha‘o Church's plans to build a multipurpose building in ruling Friday that an archeological survey should have been conducted before construction of the $17.5 million project began.

The appellate court had ordered a halt to excavation work in September by ruling that Native Hawaiian cultural advocate Dana Naone Hall would likely prevail on her claims that the construction threatened human remains in unmarked burials. Login for more...



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