Maui News

Līhu‘e Airport display highlights birds of Kaua‘i – and crews working to save them

The Garden Island Arts Council teamed up with Hallux Ecosystem Restoration, LLC, to create the large window display.

Zenshin Daiko returns to the MACC this Saturday, June 15 for the 25th Annual Taiko Festival

Zenshin Daiko returns to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center this Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Castle Theater. The 25th Annual Taiko Festival Concert will be a celebration of outstanding musicianship played with upbeat fun and boundless heart. 

Maui County agriculture grant applications due June 30

Grants administered by the Maui County Department of Agriculture are available for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. The deadline for grant applications is 4:30 p.m. June 30.

Hāna metals and electronics recycling event, June 21 and 22 

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announces a metals and electronics recycling collection event will be held in Hāna on June 21 and 22. 

Wednesday Disaster Recovery Community Update Meeting at Lahaina Civic Center social hall, June 12

Residents are encouraged to attend the County of Maui’s Weekly Disaster Recovery Community Update Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the Lahaina Civic Center social hall.

Virtual community meeting on Waiʻale Road extension, June 20

The County of Maui Department of Public Works will hold a virtual community meeting via Zoom on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss the proposed extension of Waiʻale Road from East Waikō Road southward to Honoapiʻilani Highway.

EIS preparation notice issued for Mākena Mauka development, with 850 to 900 homes

Public comments are due July 8 for an environmental impact statement preparation notice for Mākena Mauka, a proposed 1,041-acre, master-planned residential community located within the Mākena Golf & Beach Club in South Maui.

Maui High School coaching opportunities

Maui High School has coaching opportunities open for positions in Girls Water Polo and Softball. To apply, email a resume to Athletic Director Michael Ban at michael.ban@k12.hi.us. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 14.

Council gives initial approval for extended real property tax relief

Maui County Council members have given initial approval to Bill 85, which extends property tax relief to longtime residents who face high tax bills because of rapidly rising property values in their neighborhoods.

Lahaina Homeowner Recovery Program virtual information sessions, June 12 and 13

The Lahaina Homeowner Recovery Program is a partnership between Hawai‘i Community Lending and local banks, dedicated to preventing foreclosure and helping 500 Lahaina homeowners rebuild after the wildfire.

Lahaina Town South Neighborhood Planning Workshop scheduled this Saturday

The County of Maui Office of Recovery and County Department of Planning will hold the Lahaina Town South Neighborhood Planning Workshop for residents of the area from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Lahainaluna High School cafeteria, located at 980 Lahainaluna Road.

Gov. Green teams up with Ulupono Initiative to boost Hawaiʻi’s access to federal funds

Gov. Josh Green, M.D., is partnering with the Ulupono Initiative as part of the Governor’s “Investing in Hawai‘i’s Future,” a collaboration between federal, state, and community partners to maximize federal funding for the state. The new partnership will provide tailored technical assistance to state departments and agencies to strengthen their ability to apply for and secure federal awards.

Amy Hānaialiʻi and Richard Cray star in ‘Man of La Mancha’ on Maui this summer 

Hawai’i’s top-selling female vocalist of all time, Amy Hānaialiʻi, will return to her roots in musical theatre to perform with professional actor Richard Cray in MAPA’s production of the iconic musical Man of La Mancha. The show runs August 16-25 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater.

Complimentary cultural activities at Wonderful World of Aloha at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center

Oni Foundation Inc. is offering complimentary dance, craft, and music classes through June 17th, 2024 at their new Wonderful World of Aloha cultural dance and activity center at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. 

Maui Kūihelani Solar-plus-Storage begins generating electricity; AES Hawaiʻi project to power 27,000 homes

AES Hawaiʻi has commenced operations on Hawai‘i’s largest solar facility – Kūihelani Solar-plus-Storage on Maui – a renewable energy project generating enough power for 27,000 homes at 8-cents per kilowatt hour, the lowest renewable energy cost in the state, according to a company announcement. Located on 450 acres in central Maui, between Kūihelani Highway and […]

UH telescope part of NASA’s $19.5M artificial star mission

A University of Hawaiʻi telescope on Maunakea will play a key role in a newly approved $19.5 million NASA space mission that will put an artificial “star” in orbit around the Earth. The star will be a satellite that scientists will use to precisely calibrate telescopes and more accurately measure the brightness of objects ranging from nearby stars to distant explosions of supernovae in far-off galaxies. As part of the NASA Landolt Space Mission, astronomers at the UH Institute for Astronomy (IfA) will utilize observations to generate fresh star brightness catalogs.

Maui Boys & Girls Club transforms in time for keiki summer programs with help from Hilton Grand Vacations

More than 20 Hilton Grand Vacations team members paired up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui to clean the lounge, repaint basketball courts, tend to the garden and tidy spaces at the Central Clubhouse in Kahului as the program prepares to welcome keiki back for its upcoming summer programs.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue continues East Coast expansion with new Annandale, VA location

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, a leader in the growing popularity of Hawaiian-style cuisine, has announced its latest restaurant opening in Annandale, Virginia.

New Kula Ball Field parking lots closed for repairs June 12 and 13

Makai and mauka parking lots at the New Kula Ball Field will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 13, for asphalt surfacing repairs.

Maui Police Captain Terence Gomez graduates from FBI National Academy

Maui Police Department Captain Terence Gomez was one of 201 law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on Thursday.
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