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October 19, 2019

Third Circuit Court Upholds Land Board’s Decision On Illegal Lava Boat Tours

Administrative fines totaling $48,500 have been affirmed by Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura in a Board of Land and Natural Resources decision against illegal commercial lava boat tours on Hawai‘i Island.
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August 07, 2019

Nominations Sought for Board of Land and Natural Resources

The governor is seeking BLNR applicants with "balanced and inclusive perspectives," who are committed to the conservation and protection and sustainable use of Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural resources.
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July 09, 2018

New Law Aims to Preserve and Create Affordable Housing on Maui

The new law enables the state’s land board to preserve the affordable rentals at the Front St Apartments and appropriates funds to expedite the development of units at the Keawe St Apartments.
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October 28, 2017

Protest at Land Board Meeting Prompts BLNR Response

BLNR Chair Suzanne Case issued the following statement today about protesters at Friday’s Land Board meeting calling for Board Member Sam Gon’s resignation:
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September 11, 2017

Land Board Approves State Boating Rule Changes

The board received comment on prohibiting open containers at boating facilities, and the dive flag rule that will require dive flags to be illuminated at night.
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July 24, 2017

Maui Waterman Plans to Appeal Fishing Case to Environmental Court

Waterman Malama Chun filed a petition challenging the practice of issuing licenses to foreign fisherman who have been refused permission to land in Hawai'i
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August 09, 2016

Samuel Gon III Appointed to Board of Land and Natural Resources

The appointment of Samuel M. Gon III to the Board of Land and Natural Resources follows the departure of Ulalia Woodside, and is subject to Senate confirmation
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March 29, 2013

Gomes Nominated to Board of Land and Natural Resources

James Gomes is being appointed to a four year term that is scheduled to take effect on July 1st, pending state Senate confirmation.
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March 10, 2010

Funding Considered for Kahikinui Watershed Protection and Haleakala Koa Forest Restoration

By Wendy Osher The state will consider the expenditure of more than $1 million in federal funds for six landowner incentive program projects across Hawaii.  Nearly half of the funding would go to Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Inc. for watershed forest protection at Kahikinui, Maui.  The allocation would be used to protect an estimated... Read more »
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January 05, 2010

First Phase Of Reef Damage Investigation At Keawekapu To Cost $44,000

By Wendy Osher The first phase of an investigation into reef damage in South Maui is estimated to cost upwards of $44,000.  The Reimbursable Agreement between the state Board of Land and Natural Resources and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service calls for an investigation into a mishap last month at the Keawakapu artificial reef... Read more »
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January 15, 2009

KEITH-AGARAN APPOINTED TO SERVE OUT HOUSE TERM OF LATE REP. NAKASONE

Governor Linda Lingle named Gil Keith-Agaran at Maui’s newest state Representative.  Keith-Agaran fills the 9th District House seat vacated by the late Representative Bob Nakasone who passed away on December 7th.  The Wailuku Attorney and partner with the law firm Takatani & Agaran, has worked at both the state and county government levels including roles... Read more »
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