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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Royal Mausoleum Curator picked

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

(HONOLULU) – William “Kai” Bishop Kaihe’ekai Maioho, has been chosen as the new Curator of the Royal Mausoleum at Mauna ‘Ala on Oahu.  He starts October 21, 2015. He will be the 15th curator of the Royal Mausoleum, established in 1865 as the final resting place for the ruling monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawai’i, their families, and close advisors.  Kai replaces his father, William “Bill” Maioho, who passed away earlier this year while serving as Curator.

DLNR First Deputy Kekoa Kaluhiwa said,” The department greatly appreciates Kai Maioho’s steadfast commitment to the Royal Mausoleum and his willingness to assume responsibility for maintaining the sanctity of the grounds.  He has demonstrated his detailed knowledge of the Mausoleum and its grounds and of the efforts needed to preserve the site and support people coming to Mauna ‘Ala to honor the royal families.”

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