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March 09, 2015

DHHL & DOT Nominees Gain Unanimous Confirmation

In a unanimous vote, members of the state Senate confirmed Jobie Masagatani as Chairperson of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands and William Aila, Jr. as Deputy to the Chair of DHHL.
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October 15, 2013

Commercial Boating Operators Invited to Maui Hearing

The hearings will focus on rule amendments to bring parity to all catamaran registration certificate holders; and streamline commercial use permit fees, and requirements for commercial operations in all state waters.
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May 01, 2013

DLNR Wants Fishpond Restoration Permits Streamlined

DLNR is leading an effort to streamline permitting for the restoration and operation of traditional Hawaiian fishponds.
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March 27, 2013

DLNR Hearings Relating to Introduced Wildlife

The Maui meeting takes place on Monday, April 1st at 6 p.m. at the Lihikai Elementary School in Kahului. DLNR hosts a series of public hearings to discuss proposed amendments that prohibit and deter the transport and release of introduced wildlife.
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October 05, 2012

Help Sought in Timely Reporting of Monk Seal Entanglements

The latest incident involved the death of the seal known to scientists as "RK54," who was born last year at the Waikiki Aquarium.
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April 30, 2012

Latest Monk Seal Death Raises Reward to $40,000

Another suspicious monk seal death was reported last week, involving a three-year old male monk seal found dead on a northeast Kaua‘i beach on Sunday, April 22. It is the latest in a series of suspicious monk seal deaths that began in November 2011 on Molokai.
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April 05, 2012

DLNR Teacher Institute Offered on Maui

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will offer a new program for pre-service and in-service teachers on Maui in June. The teacher institute program, run by the department's Division of Forestry and Wildlife, is intended for teachers and educators of grades K through 6.
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March 12, 2012

BRIEF: Polipoli Remains Closed Following Storm

Maui's Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area on Maui remains closed following heavy rains last week. Road conditions at the Maui park remain hazardous since the facility was closed on Friday.
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December 22, 2011

State Enforces Beach Encroachment Violations

DLNR: At times when the tide is high, people have to walk into the water instead of along the sand because of the overgrown shrubs.
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November 23, 2011

Closed Season on ‘Ama ‘Ama Starts December 1, 2011

The closed season on ‘ama‘ama begins on December 1st as the striped mullet enters the peak of their spawning season. The annual winter restrictions on catch is designed to help the fish reproduce successfully and protect the species from overfishing.
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November 06, 2011

Hawai’i Nominations Sought for Big Trees Competition

Tree species that qualify for nomination in Hawai'i include: wauke, Broussonetia papyrifera; niu, coconut, Cocos nucifera; hau, Hibiscus tiliaceus; mânele, Sapindus saponaria; and ‘a‘ali‘i, Dodonaea viscosa,
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September 26, 2011

Niu Valley Boulder to be Broken Up

The unstable boulder was removed under the coordination of DLNR, State Civil Defense and the City and County of Honolulu. The agencies will continue work to also address a 4- to 6-ton rock outcropping, but do not anticipate the need for evacuations during the remaining work.
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December 17, 2010

State to Break Ground on Hana Boat Ramp Improvements

Groundbreaking for a $3.8 million improvement project at Hana Boat Ramp begins next week. A ceremony marking the start of the project will take place at noon on Thursday, December 23, followed by an informational meeting from 1-2 p.m. to address community concerns.
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December 08, 2010

Abercrombie names DLNR Deputy Director

Honolulu lawyer Bill Tam joins Interim Chairman William J. Aila and First Deputy Director Guy Kaulukukui as the team selected by Abercrombie to head the state DLNR.
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November 30, 2010

Governor-Elect Abercrombie makes Cabinet appointments

Governor Elect Neil Abercrombie appointed five Cabinet members in his first announcement on leadership positions yesterday.
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