Hawaiian family claims ownership of Kohala shoreline parcel

Kohala Shoreline LLC is proposing to develop a six-lot subdivision makai of Akoni Pule Highway on nearly 38 acres in North Kohala about 3 miles north of Kawaihae Harbor near Waiakailio Bay, pictured here. (Image from draft EA/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The Kohala Shoreline subdivision is seen from the ocean in this simulated view of the project. (Image from draft EA/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A Native Hawaiian family claiming ownership of a Kohala shoreline parcel sparked a heated outburst from a sovereignty activist that temporarily shut down a Planning Committee hearing last week, but ended with the parcel moving forward to a rezoning.