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Old 12-26-2012, 10:53 PM
 
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The area generally referred to as Kohala includes Hawi, Kapa'au, and the Pololu Valley. I would think that the area in cagary's picture is Honoka'a. The Kohala Coast is where the white beaches and resorts are.
Thanks for that. I was worried for a moment.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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When one is living on the east part of the island (Hilo side) and its been cloudy and rainy for more days than you can remember, people often say that they want to go over to the Kona side to get some sun. They are referring to beaches like Hapuna which are often sunny and dry even when its pouring rain in Hilo. Technically, the fantastic turquoise color water, white sand beaches like Hapuna are located on the Kohala District, but I've never hear anyone say that they wanted to get some sun over on the "Kohala Coast". Most of the time people divide the island between Kona side and Hilo side. For me when someone says "Kohala" I think of the area above the boat harbor that you referred to (Kawaihae) and the area around Hawi and around to Waipio.

Here's another interesting map generally showing South Point at the bottom, Kona side to the left and Hilo side to the right.

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Puna, Hawaii
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"Hilo is great, because you can always hop in the car and drive to the other side of the island"

Give me a break. Hapuna is about 67-70 miles away, Kailua-Kona is a hundred, and gas prices are the highest in the US.

Hilo is great, period. Hilo knows who it is, and doesn't need to be any place else. Hilo likes itself just the way it is.
Gas is more expensive in Alaska. So is electricity.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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About the weather: Everybody who has lived in both Florida and Hawaii, without exception, says the weather is far more comfortable in Hawaii. It's less sticky, hot and humid.

Yes, Hilo gets a lot of rain. MOST of the rain falls at night and morning hours in the form of passing showers. HOWEVER, if there's a Pacific storm in the neighborhood, Hilo can experience a siege of nonstop rain that can last for a week or more.

I really liked the UHH. Unlike the university in my current mainland city, it is not a diploma mill serving as a front for a football team. Teaching and student development take priority over athletics and commercially driven "research". It has a community feel of its own.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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I really liked the UHH. Unlike the university in my current mainland city, it is not a diploma mill serving as a front for a football team. Teaching and student development take priority over athletics and commercially driven "research". It has a community feel of its own.
Well said!!
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