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January 02, 2019

12 New Year’s Eve Fires on Maui, 4 Fireworks Related

Over a 24 hour period beginning New Year's Eve at 3 p.m., the Maui Fire Department responded to 12 total fire related calls.
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January 02, 2018

2 Fireworks Related Incidents on Maui

Maui fire crews responded to two small brush fires in Kahului, and five rubbish bin fires in various parts of the island over the New Years holiday.
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January 03, 2017

Man Injured by Aerial Fireworks During Maui New Years Celebration

Firefighters responded to a medical-assist incident which an adult male suffered injuries to his face. Fire officials say injuries were caused by the unexpected ignition of aerial fireworks that did not immediately ignite.
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December 19, 2016

Giant Balloon Drop: Let’s NOON Year’s Eve Together

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center announces “Let’s NOON Year’s Eve Together”, a mid-day array of family festivities with a "giant balloon drop" scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 pm.
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January 08, 2010

Air Quality Worsens During 2010 New Year Celebration

Light and variable winds are to blame for an drop in air quality on New Year’s day.  The air particulates exceeded the federal 24-hour standard at several monitoring locations. The Department of Health’s Clean Air Branch monitored air quality at five stations located at Honolulu, Sand Island, Pearl City, Kapolei, and Kihei on Maui.  Three... Read more »
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December 31, 2009

Hazy Skies and Light Winds Expected During New Year Celebration

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH) Clean Air Branch will be monitoring Hawai’i’s air quality during New Year’s and comparing it with national ambient air quality standards. Health officials say the heavy use of fireworks during the annual holiday celebration can significantly increase the amount of particulates in the air, especially on Oahu. The... Read more »
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December 08, 2009

Maui Boating Office to Close for Two Weeks and Relocate

The state’s Maui Boating Office will be closed for two weeks beginning on December 23rd. The closure is due to a combination of furlough closure days, the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, weekends, and its move to a new location. The state facility will reopen at its new site on January 4th in the same... Read more »
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January 09, 2009


Hawaii’s air quality on New Year’s Eve was better than expected according to a report released by the state Department of Health. The highest concentration of particulate matter was recorded at Pearl City. All other locations monitored including Kihei on Maui recorded levels lower or equal to last year’s New Year’s celebration. The state’s Clean... Read more »
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December 31, 2008


Retailers in Central Maui sold out of fireworks requiring permits by early yesterday, but novelty items were still on hand across the county.  Foodland in Kahului and Sac-n-Save in Wailuku sold out of their stock of permitted firecrackers, but sales still remained well below last year’s numbers.  A total of 65 permits were issued by... Read more »
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