Blasts spark ‘Save Koloa’ march at luxury condo development

  • Scott Yunker / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i marchers were joined by O‘ahu and Maui residents when protesting a proposed luxury condominium complex in Po‘ipu last week.

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    Invertebrate biologist Dr. Steven Lee Montgomery examines blue rock fragmented by a blast excavation at a resort development site in Po‘ipu.

  • Scott Yunker / The Garden Island

    Meridian Pacific’s contractor has an eight-month window to complete blast excavation on a controversial condominium development on the South Shore. Meridian Pacific Vice President of Construction Colin Thompson says the bulk of the work will be done sooner.

  • Scott Yunker / The Garden Island

    Activists believe developers have uncovered caves during excavation for a resort development in Po‘ipu. Developer Meridian Pacific says it’s a misunderstanding.

  • Scott Yunker / The Garden Island

    Participants described Wednesday’s march to protest a resort development in Po‘ipu as a pule, or prayer gathering.

PO‘IPU — More than 150 activists from throughout the state gathered last week in the latest and largest protest against a planned luxury condominium complex.

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