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2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions offer Keiki Get in Free program

At the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions, for every one adult admission two kids age 15 or under can get in free.

US House passes ocean bills to protect reefs, marine animals and ecosystems

“Hawai’i’s oceans and coral reefs are in dire need of investment to sustain their future in the face of climate change,” said Suzanne Case, Chair of the  Hawai‘i State Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Maui Mayor-elect Richard Bissen seeks resumes statewide to serve administration

Maui County Mayor-elect, Richard Bissen is seeking individuals who wish to serve their community in the position of County Department Directors and Deputy Directors.

Possible shark encounter in South Maui, search underway for missing woman at Keawakapu

New information has surfaced in the search for a missing woman in waters off of South Maui, where her husband reported seeing a shark swim by repeatedly before noon on Thursday. State officials say the man was snorkeling off of Keawakapu Point in the Kīhei area, when he noticed the shark.  

Three visitors from Kazakhstan cited after entering Mauna Loa closed areas

Three men from Kazakhstan were cited on Wednesday after being observed by three different law enforcement agencies, in the closed area of the Mauna Loa Forest Reserve on Hawai‘i Island. It’s the latest in a series of incidents involving trespassers at the eruption site. In one case, a trespasser posted video of himself roasting marshmallows on the volcano. #MauiNow #MaunaLoa

Mauna Loa flow front is cut off, immediate threat to highway infrastructure diminishes

Field crews report that while the eruption continues out of Mauna Loa’s active fissure 3, the supply of lava from the fissure to the flow front has been cut off, and is no longer advancing towards the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

Intermittent closures on Hāna Highway at Waikani Stream rescheduled to Dec. 14

Intermittent closures of Hāna Highway (Route 360) at Waikani Stream Bridge that was originally scheduled for Dec. 9, has been postponed to Dec. 14, weather permitting.

Maui police share insight on missing persons investigations

The information was shared as Maui Now inquired about five separate missing persons cases involving adult men in the East Maui area recently. The cases were reported over a span of 10 months, and the list of missing includes both residents and visitors ranging in age from 40-61. Assistant Chief Gregg Okamoto with the Maui Police Department said none of the cases are linked, and there is no suspicion of foul play involved. He said each case is being actively investigated separately as there is no indication that they are related.

Maui County Youth Council to transmit 2022 final Youth Legislative Package

Resolutions adopted by a majority vote of the Maui County Youth Council of 2022 at its final meeting held earlier this month, will be compiled into the “Youth Legislative Package of 2022.” This will be transmitted via county communication to the Maui County Council at its Dec. 16 meeting.

New law co-authored by Sen. Schatz helps domestic violence survivors cut ties with abusers

“Giving domestic violence abusers control over their victims’ cell phones is a terrifying reality for many survivors. Right now there is no easy way out for these victims – they’re trapped in by contracts and hefty fees. Our new law will help survivors get out of these shared plans and help victims stay connected with their families and support networks,” said Senator Schatz in a news release.

Culinary Arts Program graduation luncheon held at women’s prison

A culinary class made up of three female inmates at the Women’s Community Correctional Center graduated Wednesday from the Kapiʻolani Community College Culinary Arts Program.

Wind Advisory for portions of Maui, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe; Warning for Big Island summits

A Wind Advisory has been issued for portions of Maui, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe; and a Wind Warning is in effect for the Big Island summits.

Maui Business Chevron Forward

Cold Stone Creamery Kīhei customer appreciation weekend, Dec. 9-11

Located at 225 Pi‘ikea Avenue in the Pi‘ilani Village Shopping Center Food Court, Cold Stone Creamery Kīhei has been serving the Maui community for over 20 years. Joshua Kong and Lindsey Kalaiwa‘a, 2008 Kamehameha Schools Maui graduates, became the store’s newest franchisees in August 2022.

Hilarie Alomar named Kamehameha Schools Director of Planning and Development

Kamehameha Schools has named Hilarie Alomar as director of Planning and Development. Alomar will utilize her sense of Hawaiian culture and her expertise in land use, entitlements, infrastructure, and community outreach to guide planning for KS’ Hawai‘i real estate portfolio.   

Maui family-owned Espresso Mafia serves up coffee, community at new spot in Makawao

At perhaps the most popular local coffee spot Upcountry, it’s hard to say what customers like better: the drinks or the owners. “The coffee is delicious, and the other thing I love about this place is the vibe. They’re so friendly and they’re really great people,” said Alfonso Segreti, who regularly drives from Kula to Makawao to get a decaf honey cream latte — even though he hasn’t had caffeine in four years.

Another former Maui County official charged with taking bribes

Another former Maui County official with the Maui County Department of Environmental Management, Wilfred Tamayo Savella, 71, is the latest individual to be charged with taking bribes in a scheme tied to Honolulu businessman Milton Choy.

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Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Dec. 8-14

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Dec. 8-14, find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Dec. 8-14

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Dec. 8-14, find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Seabury Hall to Host “Kupuohi: An Evening of Mele, Hula, and Moʻolelo”

“Kupuohi means to flourish, to grow. This is a special performance for our students as it showcases all of the growth they’ve worked hard to achieve throughout the school year,” said Kumu Kamalei Kawaʻa, Hawaiian Studies Instructor. “We are looking forward to sharing this wonderful night of song and stories with our community.”

Maui Prep to present Broadway hit “Bye Bye Birdie” Dec. 9-11

The cast and crew of Maui Prep’s upcoming Bye Bye Birdie production are excited to see audiences “Put on a Happy Face,” when they present the hit Broadway musical on Dec. 9, 10 and 11 at the Bozich Center for Athletics and Performing Arts. 

Grammy winner Kahumoku receives award for ‘Lifetime Achievement,’ talks about future

This year, Kahumoku is among a handful of musical artist to receive the Hawaiʻi Academy of Recording Artists’ 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. In this interview, Kahumoku describes a Hawaiian culture that nurtured his life as a musician, his artistic routine, and the “accident” that made winning Grammys possible. Maui Now writer Gary Kubota interviews him.

New, statewide juried ‘MACC Biennial’ exhibit on Maui issues call to artists for 2023 show

Contemporary artists based in Hawaiʻi are sought for a new, statewide juried biennial exhibition at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery from July 5 to Aug. 26.

Election Chevron Forward

Maui Mayor-elect Richard Bissen seeks resumes statewide to serve administration
Contest filed to void election results of the Wailuku Council race
Our Hawaiʻi coalition: hundreds of mail-in ballots with “deficient” signatures on Maui
Governor-elect Josh Green initiates transition, launches efforts to fill staff and cabinet
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Letters to the Editor Chevron Forward

Op-Ed: Grassroot Institute of Hawaiʻi on Bill 107, well intended, but not the right fix
Letters: Upcountry water woes, tourism, housing plan, loud motorcycles and more
Letters: Speed bumps, roundabout, TSA, Jones Act, beach parking fees & more
Letters: Healthcare, drought, second-home taxes, dirty restrooms, Jones Act, Smirnoff & more

Maui Real Estate Chevron Forward

Grand Opening held for Kaiāulu o Kupuohi affordable housing project in Lahaina, Maui
New cap creates “point-in-time freeze” on Maui TVRs; starts regulation on camper vans
New public-private partnership on Maui provides hope for affordable homes, but raises questions of fairness
Maui’s most expensive active listings: $41.9M Hāwea Point home; $35M Mākena property

Maui Activities Chevron Forward

2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions offer Keiki Get in Free program
Black Friday during Kīhei’s 4th Friday event at Azeka Shopping Center
Relax this holiday season with yoga at the Maui Ocean Center
Registration now open for PALS Program’s winter 2022 session

Kauai News Chevron Forward

Kaua’i police seek public help finding missing Utah woman

The Kaua’i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman.

High surf advisory issued for east-facing shores

A high surf advisory was issued for east-facing shores till Friday evening.

Mauna Loa eruption Day 11: Flow front slowing down

The flow front remains nearly two miles from Saddle Road, which remains open in both directions.

Kauai Weather Forecast for December 08, 2022

High pressure north of the islands will bring strong trade winds the next couple of days, delivering a few windward showers, mainly night and morning...

Kauai Surf Forecast for December 08, 2022

A moderate size, medium-period northwest (310-320 degrees) swell will continue to fade through the day. A small, longer period reinforcement from the...

Big Island News Chevron Forward

Shark/human encounter reported in South Maui, search underway off of Keawakapu

Emergency response crews and law enforcement are on the scene of a possible shark encounter in South Maui. Officials with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources say a call was placed just before noon today, reporting the incident about 50-yards from shore at Keawakapu Point.

27-year-old man faces charges in connection to string of Kona burglaries

A 3rd District Court judge maintained bail on a man accused of string of burglaries over the past few days.

3 visitors from Kazakhstan cited for hiking in closed area of Mauna Loa Forest Reserve

Three men from Kazakhstan were cited on Wednesday after being seen by three different law enforcement agencies, in the closed area of the Mauna Loa Forest Reserve.

High surf advisory issued for east-facing shores

A high surf advisory was issued for east-facing shores till Friday evening.

Puna man faces felony charges in connection to domestic incident

A Puna man is facing various felony offenses following a domestic incident at a Hawaiian Paradise Park residence in October, including damaging another person’s Toyota 4Runner.