Laʻanui and Piʻia were one of the first couples to be married by Hiram Bingham. Laʻanui was also part of “a number of serious men … willing to be known as seekers of the great salvation”. He was the paramount chief of the Waialua division.
“I could not refrain from tears to see the happy meeting of this interesting pair, after their separation for so lamentable a case. His protection and restoration they both now piously ascribed to the care of Jehovah - the Christian's God.” (Bingham)