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Talk now, avoid court later over Hanalei project


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 14, 2013

~~<p>On paper, it hardly looks like a fair fight: A loose coalition of surfers, Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners and other conservationists versus one of the richest men in the world. We've learned, however, never to underestimate the grass roots on Kauai. Remember the Superferry? Or Monsanto and its GMOs?</p>
<p>This time the issue igniting community ire is the Hanalei Plantation Resort, a luxury hotel and residential community being developed on 65 acres of land owned by a company controlled by billionaire Pierre Omidyar and his family.</p>
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On paper, it hardly looks like a fair fight: A loose coalition of surfers, Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners and other conservationists versus one of the richest men in the world. We've learned, however, never to underestimate the grass roots on Kauai. Remember the Superferry? Or Monsanto and its GMOs?

This time the issue igniting community ire is the Hanalei Plantation Resort, a luxury hotel and residential community being developed on 65 acres of land owned by a company controlled by billionaire Pierre Omidyar and his family. Login for more...



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