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Hana, Maui - March storm damage. Courtesy file photo by Karley Kahalehoe.
Disaster Assistance Now Available For Private, Nonprofits in Maui
May 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Low-interest disaster loans are now available to certain private, nonprofit organizations in Maui County following the severe storms, flooding, and landslides that occurred from March 3-11, 2012.


Mokulele car fire. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Car Lands in Kihei Ditch, Sparks Brush Fire
May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Authorities say the vehicle lost control and ended up in a ditch where it got so hot that it caught fire, burning a 10 by 50 foot area of brush.


Photo courtesy Sherri Grimes.
Disney Wonder Makes Inaugural Call in Kahului
May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A traditional Plaque & Key exchange ceremony for the inaugural call of the Disney Wonder was held at Kahului Harbor on Saturday.


The `A`ali`i (Hopbush Dodonaea viscosa) was planted over 30 years ago by Hawaiian ethnobotanist, Rene Sylva, who began the movement to preserve many coastal native plants in Maui.  Today, it is one of nearly 120 native and Polynesian-introduced species that are present at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens located in Kahului, Maui, Hawai`i.
Maui Nui Botanical Garden’s ‘A‘ali‘i Named Big Tree Champion
May 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

An `a`ali`i tree at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is among six Hawaii trees that earned a title on this year’s National Register of Big Trees.


Courtesy image.
Weekend Round-Up: Cinco De Mayo Parties Abound
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

An exhaustive list of Maui’s jam-packed weekend events, with plenty of Cinco de Mayo parties and the highly-anticipated 23rd Annual Maui Onion Festival.


Pacific Biodiesel's Rob Robinson and Kelly King present the Aipono award to Roger Stettler, Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Resort. Courtesy of Pacific Biodiesel.
BUSINESS ROUND-UP: April 2012
May 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

This new Business Roundup column will include tidbits of business news received over the course of a month. The business community is encouraged to participate.


Olowalu town, file photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Mayor Eyes 200 Acres for Olowalu to Puamana Parkway
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa is hopeful that a significant portion of the long-discussed Pali-to-Puamana Parkway can be secured for the county. The approximate 200 acres of land starts near the landfill in Olowalu, and continues north to Puamana.


File Photo of Maalaea Harbor by Wendy Osher.
Navigation Improvement Project for Ma’alaea Terminated
May 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The project involved investigation of harbor improvements to address navigational safety and surge-related problems in Ma’alaea Harbor.


Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
PUC Finalizes MECO 2010 Rate Increase
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Under the PUC decision, a 1.5% increase, or $4.7 million in annual revenues was finalized, effective May 4, 2012. Company officials say the amount has already been reflected in electric bills since August 2010, when the PUC approved an interim increase.


Hāna Highway, Route 360. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Hana Highway Emergency Slope Repairs
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation will host two public informational meetings on the island of Maui to discuss upcoming emergency slope repairs on the Hana Highway.


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