Rep. Nakashima represents District 1: North Kohala, South Kohala, Hamakua, North Hilo, and South Hilo. Geographically, it is one of the largest districts in the state.
He talks about:
*Economic activity of the district, predominantly agriculture and resort tourism
*The impact of the cancellation of incentive programs to the resort industry
*The long-awaited re-opening of the Mauna Kea Resort
*His background working in the state legislature and as an aide to former Congressman Spark Matsunaga
*His leadership role as National VP of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce
*His career as a public school social studies teacher
*Invasive species - varroa mite and coqui
Kukui Connection is a weekly talk show, produced and hosted by Rep. Marilyn Lee.