Waiehu Kou III

HWe are pleased to announce that the Waiehu Kou Phase 3 homestead community, located between Wailuku town and Waiheʻe on Maui, represented by the Waiehu Kou Phase 3 Association (WK3) is one of the two communities chosen for the Resilient Hawaiian Communities Project.

Makaʻala: Alert, vigilant, watchful, wide awake; to attend to vigilantly.*

The Makaʻala Project Waiehu is a place based learning opportunity for our Waiehu community to better understand the effects of climate change to our community.

If you’d Like to get involved with Makaʻala Project Waiehu, please email: makaala.project.waiehu@gmail.com or call Daniel Ornellas at (808) 264-0783


Join our Facebook Group:  Makaʻala Project Waiehu

Huakaʻi Videos

As part of the Makaʻala Project Waiehu, a series of 3 Huakaʻi were held along with 3 workshops that highlighted the following areas:

Huakaʻi #1- Kuahiwi: Upland watershed, episodic rainfall events, forestry and ecology

Huakaʻi #2- ʻĀina: Proper land management, soil erosion mitigation, access and gathering rights

Huakaʻi #3- Kahakai: Shoreline and Sea issues, coastal practices, agriculture and aquaculture


Download the flyer here.


About the Waiehu Kou III Community:

On January 28, 2005, the Waiehu Kou 3 subdivision on Maui came into existence. The first of 115 homes were turned over to their new owners by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, (DHHL). Our community is made up of a diverse cross section of native Hawaiians from Maui, other Hawaiian Islands, and the continental USA.

           We enjoy a beautiful, breezy climate with a peaceful life-style. Waiehu Kou is connected by good roads, within close proximity to both Wailuku, the county seat, and Kahului, the commercial hub and main harbor on Maui. The roads north of the sub-division get narrow and zigzag as they pass through Waihe’e town going toward Kahakuloa and Lahaina.

           The focus of our Board of Directors, in conjunction with our Hui Chief network is to provide our homesteaders with a viable means of presenting their concerns and working through implementing solutions that consider diversified community input.