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  • We stayed in the house to keep track of the inmates, while the squarehead led one of them off to find a kokua.

    The Sheriff of Kona

  • A kokua is, literally, a helper, a native who is clean that lives in the settlement and is paid by the Board of

    The Sheriff of Kona

  • While the squarehead guarded the house, Burnley and I were guided by the kokua to Lyte's house.

    The Sheriff of Kona

  • MAHALO TO SOME VERY special people who have shown me their generous aloha and kokua over the years.

    Under a Maui Moon

  • If she went and did that now, at least she would feel that she had offered her kokua and could use the gardening time to think about what else she wanted to do that day.

    Under a Maui Moon

  • Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean, kokua) 180-270 days growth period tolerant of drought conditions; cannot stand waterlogging grows on a wide range of soil types, including heavy clays tolerant of fairly acid soils, but for optimum yields light sandy loams with a pH of 5-6. 5 are required.

    Chapter 4

  • Then the man would ask, "And are you going to be his kokua?"


  • They approached the thicket from a roundabout way, so as not to leave footprints leading into it, and when daylight brought travelers to the road, none saw the leper and his kokua.


  • No kokua came to stand beside the little ten-year-old girl, and none came to be with the beautiful Kinau.


  • But she was not to depart in peace, for her husband broke from the crowd of watchers and tried to dash up the gangplank after her, shouting, "Kinau, Kinau, I will be your kokua."



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  • Hawaiian - help

    August 14, 2012

  • Hawaiian: to aid, assist, relieve, cooperate.

    March 19, 2008