Four busted for planting ‘kanaka garden’ on state land in Hilo

  • DLNR photo This photo shows the planting of a ‘kanaka garden’ in Wailoa State Recreation Area on Sunday. Longtime Hawaiian sovereignty activist Gene Tamashiro and three others were cited by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and will have future court dates.

A longtime Hawaiian sovereignty activist and three others were cited Sunday by Department of Land and Natural Resources enforcement officers for their third attempt to plant what they call a “kanaka garden” at Wailoa State Recreation Area in Hilo.