Waimea Nui is the representation of Native Hawaiians from Waimea, Hamakua and Waikoloa. The Waimea Nui Region is one of 21 independent Hawaiian Homes Commission Act regions created by the State of Hawaii’s Hawaiian Homes Commission.
Waimea Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Association, Inc. (WHHAI) is a Homestead Beneficiary Association representing the Beneficiaries of the HHCA in the Waimea Nui Region that deals with the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and the needs of our people.
Waimea Nui Community Updates & What's Happening
Update 6/1/20: We have secured additional funding for a 2nd ROUND of the UMEKE ʻAI Program.
Click Umeke ʻAi program for details
Kuhio Hale Farmers Market is back! Due to this pandemic we are bringing you a new curbside Farmers Market.
Kuhio Hall (DHHL)
Kuhio Hale Farmers Market offers fresh organic products farmed and raised here on Homestead land by real farmers.We honor safe practices in compliance with Covid-19. Every customer should abide by our safe practice rules.
1. Stay in your cars.
2. Produce will be in plain view.
3. Pick and pay.
Come as you are, Stay in your car, Pick and pay, Have a nice day!
ʻUmeke ʻAi is a program developed during this COVID-19 pandemic. Waimea Nui is made up of many small farmers, ranchers and fisherman that have been drastically affected financially by the shut down and stay home orders of the State. Keeping these farmers, ranchers and fisherman has been the priority. Providing an “Umeke ‘Ai” or Food Basket of staple foods for our needy native population of 9,000 has become the secondary objective of the program, and finally, opening up the program to residents in the geographical areas of Waimea Nui, Kawaihae and Kohala.