Hawi is the northernmost town. Their wooden houses painted in bold colors will transform the atmosphere of the seventies, when the town was a thriving place fully dedicated to sugar cane. Big Island. Also women were forbidden to eat certain foods such as pork, bananas and coconuts, as they could not eat in the same space as men. In order that would have enough supplies for everyone, fishing stations, culling and forest clearance is strictly controlled. When one kapu violated, punishment was always death. Otherwise, God could react violently, perhaps volcanic eruptions. If you committed a violation, your only way to save life was to get to the place of refuge or nearest Pu'uhona, as preserved in the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.