Restoring cultural connections between land and

our community and Ohana since 2010

OPU NUI CENETER

By joining together with many community partners we are pleased to announce the opening of our Opu Nui Center.  This complex is designed to help perpetuate our activities sustainably by offering critical resources to further community development toward local resilience.  Three major resources include a commercial poi mill, a separate commercial kitchen, and a resource hub for researches and educators alike.  

OPU NUI AT THE START OF THE PANDEMIC

 

The Opu Nui Center was a project that started years ago with the combined vision of many community leaders, and partners, whom gathered ideas from the workers, volunteers, and staff of Kako`o Oiwi.  Through careful planning and iterations of concepts and values which embodied our needs a final structuee was engineered to accomplish many of the solutions needed to support community growth and resillience.

 

At the start of the Covid-19 global pandemic we broke ground knowing that this resource was needed now more than ever to create a sustainable foothold to support cultural and spiritual practices of Native Hawaiians nd the community of Ko`olau Poko.

 

Featuring two added value sites where our farm fresh produce can be manufactured into rady to serve meals like poi, kalo pa`a (steamed taro), and steamed lu`au (taro leaves).

 

Along with the commercial kitchen and commercial poi mill, the Opu Nui Center also serves as a resource hub for educational groups and researchrs to hold strategy meetings or learning activiteies.  

 

We are happy to announce the opening of our new Opu Nui Center officially in November of 2021, Mahalo to all of our generous donors, dcommunity partners, ohana, and many, many, volunteers that supported us through these changing times.  

OPU NUI RESOURCES

Visit inside  the commercial poi mill

Visit inside the commercial kitchen

April, 2020

July, 2020

August, 2020

November 2020

COMPLETED INSTALLATIONS OF 2021

LANAI AT OPU NUI

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN

POI MILL