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November 18, 2019

East Maui Taro Festival Awarded OHA ‘Ahahui Grant

The East Maui Taro Festival has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the 28th Annual East Maui Taro Festival, which will be held on April 25, 2020.
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December 04, 2018

Farm to School Program Features Kalo on Food Service Menu

The ‘Āina Pono Hawai‘i State Farm to School Program celebrated a milestone on Kauaʻi with ‘Ele‘ele Elementary School becoming the first Hawai‘i Department of Education school to officially serve kalo or taro in its food service menu.
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April 11, 2017

VIDEO: “Island Scene” Cover Story Features Maui Kalo Farmer

If you are an HMSA member and have visited your mailbox, chances are you've seen kalo farmer, Hōkūao Pellegrino featured on the cover of the spring issue. Pellegrino says...
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August 17, 2016

Water Commission Drops Proposed Fine Against Maui Taro Farmer

The state Water Commission heard more than three hours of oral testimony expressing concern over a $4,500 fine for a family using water from the river to water their taro.
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February 16, 2016

East Maui Farmers Rally Against Continued Stream Diversion

Residents of the Keʻanae Lowlands are in opposition to the bill and are gathering at the Oʻahu State capitol tomorrow for the meeting, which starts at 2:45 p.m.
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April 29, 2011

Your Weekend Roundup: It’s a Festive One

Got any plans in place for Friday? How about Saturday and Sunday? No? Well, after reading this, there’s no excuse for yet another boring weekend.
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November 23, 2010

Extra Moist Poi Muffins

Poi is a sacred part of daily Hawaiian culture and the following recipe uses it to make extra moist muffins.  But first a little trivia: 1)      What plant is poi made from? 2)      Is taro cultivated in the dry uplands or in the marshy wetlands? 3)      Name all the regions of the world where poi... Read more »
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May 07, 2010

May 7 Taro Plant Sale features rare varieties

The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will hold a special taro sale today (Friday, May 7, 2010) from noon to 5 p.m. at the gardens on Kanaloa Avenue in Wailuku.  There will be more than 60 varieties from the taro families of:  Mana, Piko, Kai, Lauloa, Manini, ‘ele’ele and ‘ula’ula.  Select rare varieties will be on... Read more »
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December 14, 2009


The State Commission on Water Resource Management will hold a meeting this Wednesday, December 16 to hear recommendations on 19 east Maui instream flow standard petitions. The streams under consideration have been used for more than 100 years to provide water for sugar in the central Maui plains.  More recently, surface water has also gone... Read more »
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October 30, 2009

Hawaiian Civic Clubs Host 50th Annual Convention on Maui

The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs holds its 50th Annual Convention on Maui November 1-8 at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort.  Speakers will address the challenges and opportunities of balancing Hawaii’s economic development and cultural sustainability.  The AHCC is the oldest Hawaiian community based grassroots organization and is dedicated to civic service in the... Read more »
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August 26, 2009


The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens hosts a Native Hawaiian Plant Sale on Saturday, August 29, 2009.  Maui residents will have the opportunity to purchase Hawaiian plants to help support the ongoing conservation and educational programs at the Gardens. Come and learn about water conservation, plant care and plant maintenance from top experts. Participating vendors include:... Read more »
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January 19, 2009


With notebooks and binoculars in hand dozens of wildlife biologists will take to Hawai`i’s wetlands on Wednesday, Jan. 21 for the statewide bi-annual waterbird surveys. Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife staff and volunteers will set out as early as 6 a.m. to survey more than 250 wetland sites... Read more »
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June 02, 2008

International Festival of Canoes, Part 5 – Hawaiian Art Gallery

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CANOES, PART 5–HAWAIIAN ART GALLERY The 2008 International Festivals of Canoes in Lahaina (held from May 18-21) featured a special attraction this year: a Maoli Art exhibit featuring native Hawaiian art by Native Hawaiian artists. Promoters Ianuali Kaonohiokalanikoholua and Daniel Anthony share the wisdom of the artists and the inspiration they draw... Read more »
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