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Statewide survey shows strong public support for protecting natural resources

A statewide survey commissioned by the Care for ‘Āina Now coalition, formerly known as the Hawai‘i Green Fee Coalition, shows strong support for state funding of legislative bills to fund natural resource stewardship, the coalition announced.

Four Seasons Resort Maui celebrates spring break with seasonal experiences, March 10 to April 6, 2024

Young visitors ranging in age from 5 through 12 can form a connection to Hawaiʻi through hands-on learning experiences, marine exploration, new culinary adventures, and enchanting storytelling under the stars with new and reinvigorated experiences including: ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language), Hawaiian Star Stories, Ocean Aloha, Chef’s Garden Club, Maui Whale Watchers and more.

Jersey Mike’s Subs and Special Olympics Hawaiʻi team up for a ‘sub-stantial’ month of giving

Placing an order in the month of March benefits Special Olympics Hawaiʻi, enabling the organization to offer year-round sports training, competition and health, wellness, and leadership initiatives for more than 3,400 athletes across the state with intellectual disabilities.

Maui Strong Support Group offering help for wildfire survivors at Feb. 28 Lahaina meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaiʻi and Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi will offer free, in-person help for people affected by the Aug. 8 Maui wildfires.

No high levels of bacteria found off of West Maui in five months following Lahaina wildfire

Ocean water quality samples taken from seven sites off the Lahaina burn zone showed no high bacteria levels five months after the Aug. 8 wildfires, according to the 2023 Blue Water Task Force water quality report released by the Surfrider Foundation Hawaiʻi.

Community-led coral restoration project at Kealakekua aimed at accelerating reef growth, recovery

The Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources took part in a second collaborative coral restoration project over the weekend in the waters of Kealakekua Bay, on the Kona side of Hawai‘i Island.

Maui police arrest 13-year-old for alleged threat at Kalama; Investigation remains active at Baldwin and ʻĪao schools

A 13-year-old girl was arrested for Terroristic Threatening in connection with a threat at Kalama Intermediate School. The investigation remains ongoing and active for the other affected campuses where alleged threats occurred.

Hawaiʻi bill to lower legal blood-alcohol concentration limit for driving moves to final vote in House

Earlier this month, the House Committee on Transportation passed HB 1935, with amendments to lower the legal blood alcohol concentration for driving from 0.08% to 0.05%.

Jump Ship Lahaina announces grand opening celebration, March 1

Jump Ship Lahaina, the newest and only CrossFit gym in West Maui, will host a grand opening celebration on Friday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. Situated in West Maui, the gym extends an open invitation to the community to explore the facility, meet the passionate coaching team, and sign up for a complimentary introductory class.

Marine Resource Council to present preliminary coastal water quality data following Lahaina wildfires

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council will host the March edition of its “Know Your Ocean Speaker Series” featuring Andrea Kealoha, assistant professor of the Department of Oceanography at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, on Wednesday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Volcano Watch: Appreciating contributions of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to volcanology

February is Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Language Month, and an opportunity to appreciate the value that the Native Hawaiian language has provided to volcanology, especially in Hawaiʻi nei. 

Arson reported at multiple Kauaʻi parks

Trees at Lydgate Beach Park, ‘Anini Beach Park and Anahola Beach Park were recently found burned. Police reports have been made.

Maui Business Chevron Forward

Hirono hosts roundtable with US Trade Rep. and Hawaiʻi small business owners

US Sen. Mazie K. Hirono of Hawaiʻi and US Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai held a roundtable discussion with Hawaiʻi resource partners and local business owners.

Wailea Beach Resort’s Angela Vento to chair 2024 Maui County Charity Walk

Wailea Beach Resort General Manager Angela Vento will chair the 2024 Maui County Charity Walk set for May 4, the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announced.

Beauty brand selects Maui nonprofit UVSC as Giving Partner

Maui-based nonprofit organization, UVSC (Us Vs. Cancer), was recently selected by the well-known beauty brand, Thrive Causemetics, as a Giving Partner.

Portion of Maui Gold Pineapple proceeds go to wildfire relief this April

Known for growing Hawaiʻi’s “sweetest” pineapple, Maui Gold Pineapple announced two upcoming events this April, including a pledge to donate to wildfire relief.

Arts & Entertainment Chevron Forward

Top 20 Things to Do on Maui, Feb. 22-March 3: Iration, Black Uhuru, Leslie Jones, Kīhei Fridays, Hui Noʻeau arts fundraiser

This week on Maui, events include performances by former SNL comedian Leslie Jones, a Kīhei Fridays block party, a fundraiser for Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center, and a night with Hawaiʻi songwriters Keola Beamer, Henry Kapono and Anthony Pfluke. Coming Soon: The Billboard hitmaker Iration, and Grammy Award winning reggae icon Black Uhuru.

The Ritz-Carlton Maui presents Brother Noland in concert, March 1

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua will welcome Brother Noland for a special concert on Friday, March 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. He will headline the resort’s Kapalua Concert Series, taking place at Alaloa Lounge, located in the lobby overlooking Kapalua and Honokahua Bay.

J Boog to perform with special guest Collie Buddz at MACC on March 29

In a night of reggae bliss, two Grammy-nominated artists – J Boog and Collie Buddz – will perform at the Alexander & Baldwin Amphitheater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Friday, March 29.

Pianist June Choi Oh to play at Keawala’i Congregational Church on March 2

Ebb & Flow Arts present pianist June Choi Oh in concert at Keawala’i Congregational Church, located at 5300 Mākena Rd., on March 2 at 7 p.m.

Seabury Hall presents ‘Arsenic and Old Lace,’ March 8-10

Seabury Hall proudly announces its upcoming production of the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” directed by Marsha Kelly. The play is set to charm audiences on March 8 and 9, at 7 p.m. and March 10 at 3 p.m. at Seabury Hall’s ʻAʻaliʻikūhonua Creative Arts Center.

KS Maui celebrates 2024 Hoʻolauleʻa on March 2

The Parent Teacher Student ʻOhana of Kamehameha Schools Maui invites families and friends to celebrate Hoʻolauleʻa 2024 on March 2.

Maui Food & Dining Chevron Forward

Jersey Mike’s Subs and Special Olympics Hawaiʻi team up for a ‘sub-stantial’ month of giving
‘Magic of Napa Valley’ cuisine set as fundraiser for Maui food service workers
Tails Up Maui in Wailuku reopens with a renewed mission of community support
Le Bazaar, traditional Moroccan cuisine opens Feb. 1 on Maui
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Maui Real Estate Chevron Forward

Gov. Green extends Emergency Housing Proclamation relating to affordable housing
Draft environmental impact statement for Wailea development published; includes workforce housing
Group asks for extension of emergency protections for tenants facing evictions
Hawaiʻi real estate data firm completes major system upgrade to new custom platform

Maui Activities Chevron Forward

Four Seasons Resort Maui celebrates spring break with seasonal experiences, March 10 to April 6, 2024
KS Maui celebrates 2024 Hoʻolauleʻa on March 2
Top 20 Things to Do on Maui, Feb. 22-March 3: Iration, Black Uhuru, Leslie Jones, Kīhei Fridays, Hui Noʻeau arts fundraiser
‘Mise Matsuri’ set for celebration of Girls’ Day and Mise Kimono’s second anniversary

Kauai News Chevron Forward

State and local nonprofits gather on Big Island to plant coral in Kealakua Bay

The event was the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources second collaborative coral community-led restoration project Kanu Ko‘a where Hawaiian cultural practices and protocols were practiced as part of the planting.

Kauai Weather Forecast for February 26, 2024

High pressure to the north of Hawaii will maintain breezy trade winds through the week. Clouds and showers will favor windward and mauka areas, with the...

Kauai Surf Forecast for February 26, 2024

The only show in town swell-wise will be a new moderate size, short to medium period northeast (40-60 degree) swell originating from a close proximity gale...

High surf advisory for Kaua‘i’s east-facing shores in effect

Large breaking waves of 10 to 14 feet and strong currents will make swimming dangerous.

Kaua‘i firefighters extinguish structure fire in ‘Ele‘ele Sunday

The Kaua‘i Police Department and the Kaua‘i Fire Department are conducting a joint investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

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Hilo man charged with auto theft after Tacoma stolen from repair shop

18-year-old Russel Britos faces multiple charges stemming from an incident the afternoon of Feb. 24 at the shop in the 400 block of Kīlauea Avenue.

Kona man charged in connection to 8-car crash on Māmalahoa Highway

A Kailua-Kona man facing a myriad of offenses following an eight-vehicle crash in Captain Cook was granted supervised release by a Kona District Court judge.

Hawai‘i Island police continue to investigate apparent drowning of Kea‘au woman

There has recently been an influx of information being spread on various social media sites that police have closed this investigation following the forensic pathologist’s ruling that Kala‘iokealaula Ashley Nicole Reyes Kanekoa died as a result of an accidental drowning on Feb. 18.

Hilo man charged with child sex solicitation following sting operation

Between Feb. 23 and Feb. 25, the Hawai‘i Police Department conducted Operation Keiki Shield, a statewide coordinated effort designed to identify and arrest individuals using the internet to facilitate sexual crimes against children.

State and local nonprofits gather to plant coral in Kealakekua Bay

The event was the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources second collaborative coral community-led restoration project Kanu Ko‘a where Hawaiian cultural practices and protocols were practiced as part of the planting.