OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs


Pahua is a 1.1-acre site donated to OHA in 1988 for it to help conserve for cultural and educational opportunities in Maunalua, which is considered home to the largest known fishpond in all of Hawaiʻi. Other features of the site include several native species and a wide range of invasive species. The historic site is expected to benefit from a comprehensive management plan being developed.

Island of Oʻahu
7142 Makahu‘ena Place, Maunalua, HI

Acquired: 1998
Size: 1.15 acres
Zoning: Conservation
Cost to OHA: Donated by Kamehameha Schools
Tenure and use: Owned fee simple. Deed restricts use to historic purposes
Acquisition objectives: Educational and cultural opportunities for Native Hawaiians’


  • Possible Ko‘a (fishing shrine) or Ipu O Lono or Mapele (agricultural heiau). ( (3) Tiered Terrace Platforms
  • (2) Enclosures
  • Several Free Standing Dry Stacked Walls
  • Numerous Native Species


Mana Lahui Kanaka

OHA releases book on mana

Photo: Mauna Kea

OHA files lawsuit against state for mismanagement of Mauna Kea

Photo: Kamanaʻopono Crabbe with Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners

Iwi kūpuna returning home from Germany after more than a century

Photo: Native Hawaiian Charter School Students

OHA Board approves $3 million to go directly to charter schools

Photo: Blackfooted Albatross

OHA’s statement on the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s report summary on national monuments