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Off-the-grid Maui homestead marred by conflict

  • Dennis Oda / doda@staradvertiser.com

    Warren Aganos and his son Lawakua talk about their 10-acre lot in Kahikinui on Maui.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lawakua Aganos inspected an acacia koa tree that he planted on his family’s lot in Kahikinui. He surrounded the tree with barbed wire and metal fencing to protect it from goats and cattle trying to eat or trample over it.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Lawakua Aganos inspected an acacia koa tree that he planted on his family’s lot in Kahikinui. He surrounded the tree with barbed wire and metal fencing to protect it from goats and cattle trying to eat or trample over it.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Warren Aganos, right, and his son Lawakua Aganos stand on top of a shelter they built on their 10-acre lot in Kahikinui on Maui.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Warren Aganos, right, and his son Lawakua Aganos stand on top of a shelter they built on their 10-acre lot in Kahikinui on Maui.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands says leaseholders must be full-time residents by April 2021 or risk losing their leases.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands says leaseholders must be full-time residents by April 2021 or risk losing their leases.

Multiple controversies have stoked anger, frustration and division within Kahikinui, the only homestead in DHHL’s 203,000-acre land trust in which leases were issued for raw land and management of the area was placed in the hands of homesteaders. Read more

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