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  • "I think it's going to be increasingly difficult to ship our opala at this point," acting Home RSS feed

  • They were indeed on the road side, on a holiday, picking up somebody's opala

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  • A 2009-2010 bulky item collection schedule is available online at www.opala. org.

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  • A company's contract for sending opala to the mainland has been canceled in a dispute

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  • Add to these an occasional use, for emphasis, of the belittling question, whose answer, although generally left to be understood, may be given; for example: _A heaha la o Haua-i-liki ia Laie-i-ka-wai? he opala paha_, "What was Hauailiki to Laieikawai?

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  • “At first glance, it does not look much like garbage. More than 20,000 tons of it have been shrink-wrapped into green bales that are neatly stacked, ready to ship about 2,300 miles across the Pacific to the mainland as an another export — “opala,” as garbage is called in Hawaiian.”

    The New York Times, Ready to Ship in Hawaii: 20,000 Tons of Garbage, by Michael Cooper, May 21, 2010

    May 24, 2010