Media Releases

Governor Neil Abercrombie visited Department of Hawaiian Home Lands staff including Jobie Masagatani, DHHL Interim Director and Chair-Designate for the Hawaiian Homes Commission.

As statewide meetings with beneficiary leaders continue to discuss the Nelson v. Hawaiian Homes Commission lawsuit and the DHHL Budget, many of our beneficiaries are asking the Department what beneficiaries can do to kōkua?

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands supports the intent of the proposed rule revision to provide that the economic analysis be completed and made available for public comment at the time of publication of a proposed rule to designate critical habitat.

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands would like to alert residents and motorists of roadway construction and lane closures which may impact commute times in the Waimea area.

Governor Neil Abercrombie, Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi, community leaders, government officials, and future homesteaders joined Chair-designate Jobie Masagatani, Hawaiian Homes Commissioners and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in a groundbreaking ceremony today to begin construction on what will become the future home for 83 Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries and their families in the second phase of the Lālāmilo subdivision in Waimea, Hawai‘i.