Deadline for submittal of all registration forms and sponsorships is February 1, 2014.
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Browse the Land Parcels
Kamehameha Schools has identified six available parcels of land on the islands of O‘ahu, Moloka‘i and Hawai‘i Island to which contestants should tailor their business plans to in order to qualify.

Pa‘ala‘a, O‘ahu

This parcel includes 6.327 acres on the North Shore of O‘ahu, zoned AG-1 and sits at sea level. Previous crops on this area of land included irrigated cane. Fencing will be installed on the perimeters.

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Punalu‘u, Hawai‘i Island

This parcel is situated on 90.7 acres, adjacent and makai of Mamalahoa Highway. Zoned RS-15, A-20a and OPEN. Previously, the land was used as a pasture and for mining (mining is no longer permitted). An archaeological study may need to be conducted prior to occupancy.

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Waiawa, O‘ahu

This parcel includes .8 to 1 acre of land at sea level on Oahu. The area is zoned Ag2 and relies heavily on spring water with some salinity. Previous uses for this parcel included watercress and base yard.

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Mapulehu, Moloka‘i

Located on 43.8 acres of land at sea level on Moloka‘i. The area is zoned agricultural and receives a mean annual rainfall of 43.6 inches. The land holds a 2 bed/2bath agricultural dwelling with storage shed that is in need of some repairs. Previous uses for this land parcel included an 80-year-old mango orchard.

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Keālia, Hawai‘i Island

These 3.7 and 2.2 acre parcels are located side-by-side and are both zoned Agricultural 5a. This parcel provides room for growth with a neighboring pasture and residential area and opportunity for gated security. Previous uses for this land included pasture.

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Pāhoehoe, Hawai‘i Island

This location includes two parcels, 3 and 6.5 acres, both zoned A-20a. The area receives a mean annual rainfall of about 171.55 inches. Water is provided by a meter connection to Pahoehoe Spring, and security is provided by a locked gate only accessible by farmers. Previous crops grown on this parcel include sweet potato from 2009 to 2012.

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Key Dates

July 1: Registration & business plan summary deadline
August 1: First round finalists notified
November 1: Business Plan deadline
January 8: Finalists notified
January 22: Presentation to judges
February 22: Gala Event - Winners announced

Application Checklist
  • Registration Form
  • Three (3) proofs of Hawai‘i residency
  • Business Plan Summary
  • Financial Analysis

* Land will be made available with free ground lease rent for up to 5 years, but contestants must pay Real Property Tax for that time. After year 5, contingent on the winner successfully implementing their plan per milestones to be mutually agreed upon by lessee and KS, the land will be leased for a longer term at normal KS agricultural lease rates.