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Pahua Heiau

Pahua Heiau is a 1.1-acre site that was donated to OHA in 1988.  OHA acquired the site to preserve the archaeological structures and to provide cultural and educational opportunities in Maunalua.  Pahua is on the State Register of Historic Sites and is expected to benefit from the completion of a Preservation Plan and Comprehensive Management Plan, both of which will guide the use of the site into the future.  OHA expects these plans to be completed by mid-2019.

Notice: Pahua Heiau is not a hiking trail.  The heiau site and the ridge behind it are private property and not open to the public.  Trespassers will be cited.

Location:
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

Features:

  • Possible ko‘a (fishing shrine), Ipu o Lono or Māpele (agricultural heiau).
  • Three tiered terrace platforms
  • Two walled enclosures
  • Several free standing dry-stacked walls
  • Several native species

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