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Oahu Country News TV Show

Have you seen Oahu Country News, my monthly cable TV program? Each month, or nearly every month, we invite folks into the studio to have a conversation about the good work they are performing around our district with their organizations and businesses. Senate District 23 stretches from Kaneohe to Kahuku to Kaena and Kunia Camp, so there are plenty of great people and projects to highlight. Oahu Country News with Senator Gil Riviere is broadcast on Olelo Channel 49 on the first Sunday of each month at 9 p.m. and on Tuesday mornings at 8 a.m. It is also available on-demand on our website,, under the News and Media tab. Here is a list and brief description of programs ove

Public Input for Helemano Wilderness Area

Last year, the state acquired 2,882 acres of forest land and former agricultural lands in the Helemano area of Central Oahu. This area is now in the process of being placed in the State’s Forest Reserve System and the Hawaii Department of Fish and Wildlife (DOFAW) has begun developing a plan for the Helemano Wilderness Area, which borders the Ewa Forest Reserve and the Poamoho Trail. The plan will serve as a tool to promote access, recreation, and safety while preserving and enhancing the beauty, history, and natural resources of this special place. In recognition of community interest and the uniqueness of the area, DOFAW envisions the development of the plan will include opportunities fo

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