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Best Buddies Friendship Walk returns to Maui Mall Village, April 27

Maui Mall Village has announced it will host and sponsor the Best Buddies Friendship Walk, a fundraiser and community celebration for Best Buddies in Hawaiʻi. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 and continues until noon.

First look: 2024 Maui Marathon’s ‘Lahaina Town Memorial Run’ and 10K and 5K run/walk

The 54th annual Maui Marathon’s “Lahaina Town Memorial Run” got off to a smooth start this morning as hundreds of runners set off on a shorter half-marathon from the Puʻunēnē Sugar Mill, and 10K and 5K run/walks from the Maui Tropical Plantation. All races started before 6 a.m., and were set to conclude at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū. Live results are posted online.

Ceremony, candlelight vigil to honor victims during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

The County of Maui Department of the Prosecuting Attorney will commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by holding a ceremony and candlelight vigil on April 24 to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and available services.

County offers clarifications on mayor’s presence in the EOC, and a missing sign-in sheet noted in AG’s report on Lahaina fire

The County of Maui offered clarifications and response on details contained in the Attorney General’s Lahaina Fire Comprehensive Timeline Report, which was released on Wednesday. The Phase One report contains information related to Mayor Richard Bissen’s presence in the County Emergency Operations Center, the timing of his request for a Maui Emergency Proclamation, and the County’s efforts to comply with requests for documents. The County Communications Office issued clarifications, defending actions and efforts to provide timely response during and in the wake of the Lahaina Wildfire Disaster.

HTA report: Maui County hotels led state in average daily rate in March

Maui County hotel performance remains affected by the aftermath of the August wildfires, reports the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, but the county still led the state in revenue per available room in March due to comparatively higher average daily rate. 

Molokaʻi youth join MEO’s overnight Kamp Kāohi

During the second Maui Economic Opportunity-run Kamp Kāohi, 23 Moloka‘i youth participated in games and activities that highlighted the negative impacts of alcohol, tobacco and bullying and learned about their “sources of strength.”

J. Walter Cameron Center receives $10K grant from FHLB Des Moines and Wailuku Federal Credit Union

Local social-services nonprofit J. Walter Cameron Center announced on Tuesday the receipt of a $10,000 grant from the Wailuku Federal Credit Union and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, as part of a nationwide grant-matching fund program.

Health officials issue smoke advisory due to fire at Maui’s Hammerhead Metal Recycling

The state Department of Health Clean Air Branch has issued a smoke advisory due to an ongoing fire at Hammerhead Metal Recycling in Puʻunēnē, Maui. The fire was first reported at 10:36 a.m., and has generated dense smoke in surrounding areas. The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) Clean Air Branch advises residents and visitors on […]

County’s new Recovery Permitting Center slated to open April 29 in Kahului

The County’s new Recovery Permitting Center is slated to open April 29, 2024, in Kahului, and a satellite location is in the works for Lahaina, the County of Maui announced Saturday.

Hawai‘i Energy announces new team members

Hawai‘i Energy, the state’s energy conservation program, last week announced the hiring of Dan Mestas as principal development engineer, and Travis Hiramoto and Melissa Onishi as energy advisors.

Firefighters battle blaze at Hammerhead Metals in Central Maui

Update: 6:57 a.m., April 21, 2024: The cause of a rubbish fire at the Central Maui Baseyard on Saturday is under investigation. The fire burned a pile of recyclable material starting at 10:36 a.m. on April 20, 2024. Maui fire crews accessed the area off of the Maui Veterans Highway and were able to extinguish the blaze by 11:50 p.m.

Lei Day Heritage Festival, May 1 at Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House

Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House hosts its annual celebration of Lei Day on May 1, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be filled with vibrant colors, fragrant flowers, and the spirit of aloha in honor of the rich tradition of lei-making in Hawaiian culture.

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HTA report: Maui County hotels led state in average daily rate in March

Maui County hotel performance remains affected by the aftermath of the August wildfires, reports the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, but the county still led the state in revenue per available room in March due to comparatively higher average daily rate. 

Fairmont Kea Lani’s Pilina celebrates Earth Day

Fairmont Kea Lani celebrates Earth Day with specials at Pilina to benefit Skyline Conservation through the resortʻs Rooted in Aloha program.

Hawai‘i Energy announces new team members

Hawai‘i Energy, the state’s energy conservation program, last week announced the hiring of Dan Mestas as principal development engineer, and Travis Hiramoto and Melissa Onishi as energy advisors.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse makes its debut on Maui at The Shops at Wailea

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener made its long anticipated debut on Maui at The Shops at Wailea last week.

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Inside scoop: Maui’s Kamalei Kawaʻa dedicates song to his wife on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

If Kamalei Kawa’a's performance struck viewers as emotional, it's because it truly was. Kawa’a told Maui Now that his Monday night performance was one of the hardest performances, if not the hardest performance he's ever had to do.

Lei Day Heritage Festival, May 1 at Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House

Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House hosts its annual celebration of Lei Day on May 1, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be filled with vibrant colors, fragrant flowers, and the spirit of aloha in honor of the rich tradition of lei-making in Hawaiian culture.

Motherʻs Day Dinner and Show to feature Kamalei Kawaʻa from NBC’s ‘The Voice’

An exclusive Mother’s Day Dinner and Show featuring Maui’s own Kamalei Kawaʻa, a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” will take place at The King Kamehameha Golf Club from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Oni Foundation Inc. unveils Wonderful World of Aloha multicultural dance and activities center at Maui’s QKC

Maui-based nonprofit Oni Foundation Inc. opens its new Wonderful World of Aloha 4,000-square-foot multicultural dance and activities center at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center in Kahului. The dance and activities center opens May 1, 2024, offering cultural dance and hands-on learning experiences for kamaʻāina and visitors. 

Maui Mall Village hosts annual Art of Trash & Trashion Show, April 22

Maui Mall Village is pleased to once again host The Art of Trash & Trashion Show, which kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, 2024. Mālama Maui Nui presents the annual programs to promote the vital message of upcycling through the imaginative transformation of trash. Kamaʻāina and visitors can attend the free opening night “trashion” show and visit the gallery conveniently located at Maui Mall Village.

The Green with Allen Stone and Seven Suns to perform at the MACC this Friday

One of the most successful and adored bands to come out of Hawai‘i, The Green, will perform on Maui this Friday.

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse makes its debut on Maui at The Shops at Wailea
Kōkua Restaurant & Hospitality Fund raises $1.22 million to support fire-impacted workers
Foodland launches Project Keiki to ensure access to meals for Hawaiʻi students when school is not in session
Raising Cane’s partners for National Reading Month with reading event in Kahului
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Maui’s median home price rises to $1.3M in March
State buys former Maui Sun Hotel from Haggai Institute for fire survivor and workforce housing
Affordable Housing Fund financing approved for two Central Maui housing projects
Maui County Council gives green light for Haggai Institute purchase

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Best Buddies Friendship Walk returns to Maui Mall Village, April 27
Lei Day Heritage Festival, May 1 at Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House
Maui Surfer Girls offering Surf Therapy in May
Oni Foundation Inc. unveils Wonderful World of Aloha multicultural dance and activities center at Maui’s QKC

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Kauai Weather Forecast for April 21, 2024

Moderate trade winds will hold today with breezy to locally strong trades returning from Monday onward. An increase in moisture is anticipated Tuesday into the...

Kauai Surf Forecast for April 21, 2024

A moderate medium period north swell has begun to rise and will peak later today before steadily declining Monday. Surf along east facing shores will remain...

Rare sighting of Risso’s dolphins off Big Island leave tour guides in awe

On Wednesday, Hawaiian Adventures Kona was about 10 miles offshore with 26 guests when Capt. Andrew Aggergaard and crew member Olivia Miller saw a pod of six Risso's dolphins for the first time.

Ambulance service providers vying for contract as procurement process restarts following controversy

“We look forward and we're very confident in our ability to provide all thatʻs required and requested and more,” said Speedy Bailey, the regional director for American Medical Response (AMR) in Hawaiʻi, in an interview on April 19.

YWCA Kaua‘i’s Wiwo‘ole Project to house domestic violence, sexual assault survivors

The six units on ‘Elua Street in Līhu‘e will serve as 'bridge housing' for YWCA Kaua‘i clients searching for long-term homes.

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for April 21, 2024

Moderate trade winds will hold today with breezy to locally strong trades returning from Monday onward. An increase in moisture is anticipated Tuesday into the...

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for April 21, 2024

A moderate medium period north swell has begun to rise and will peak later today before steadily declining Monday. Surf along east facing shores will remain...

Learn more about the 4 finalists for chancellor at Hawai‘i Community College

Two of the finalists are from the Big Island.

O‘ahu-based homebuilder partners with Big Island nonprofit to reforest Hawai‘i

The Pa‘auilo-based nonprofit Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative, which has planted more than 2,000 native trees as part of the partnership with Gentry Homes, says: 'Hawai‘i's most valuable asset is its ecosystem. We all have a responsibility to protect it.'

Save the date: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Hawaiian Cultural Festival, July 20

A lineup of performers, hula performances and Hawaiian arts and craft demonstrations will be announced in the weeks ahead.