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October 18, 2010

South Maui Council Candidates Couch and Nishiki discuss Water and Development at forum

By Wendy Osher Council Candidates from the South Maui district discussed how they would address development and requirements for water during a candidate forum at the University of Hawaii Maui College Campus on Monday.   Incumbent candidate Wayne Nishiki, and return challenger Don Couch were asked to discuss the developments in the pipeline for South Maui and address how they... Read more »
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September 08, 2010

VIDEO: Wayne Nishiki, South Maui Council, Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Wayne Nishiki, 2010 candidate for South Maui Council, Transcript: Introduction: Aloha, my name is Wayne Nishiki and I’m running for the South Maui council seat. I will continue to focus on jobs for our current residents, and helping our residents get through these dark economic times.  Jobs can be provided not just for high-end luxury homes, but... Read more »
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August 17, 2010

Maui Mayoral candidate Kahoohalahala among those endorsed by Sierra Club

The Hawaii Chapter of the Sierra Club is endorsing Maui County Council Member Sol Kaho’ohalahala in his bid for mayor.  The endorsement was one on a list of 54 candidate endorsements released by the 6,000 member environmental grassroots group today. “Candidates endorsed by the Sierra Club will help to protect Hawaii’s clean water, special places,... Read more »
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July 21, 2010

Maui ballot includes 3 uncontested races and crowded contests to fill vacancies

By Wendy Osher In a ballot that is filled with 11 mayoral candidates, three Maui council members and Maui’s OHA representative will return to office without a single challenger.  Council Members Joe Pontanilla of Kahului, Gladys Baisa of Upcountry Maui, and Danny Mateo of Molokai are uncontested in the September Primary election.  Maui’s Trustee for... Read more »
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August 06, 2009

NISHIKI SEEKS BAN ON SHARK TOUR OPERATIONS IN MAUI WATERS

A bill to ban shark tour operations in Maui County will be considered in council committee this afternoon.  The measure is being introduced by councilmember Wayne Nishiki who expressed concerns about cultural sensitivity and public safety. Shark tours operate by charging a fee to view and feed sharks.  Nishiki said the tours interfere with shark... Read more »
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February 06, 2009

RESIDENTIAL WORKFORCE HOUSING ORDINANCE UP FOR REVIEW

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) The county’s Residential Workforce Housing ordinance comes up for a scheduled review next week.  Public Services Committee Chair Wayne Nishiki said it is a vital time to review the law given the critical shortage of affordable housing in Maui County. “Our residents continue to suffer from the critical shortage... Read more »
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January 05, 2009

COUNCIL ORGANIZATION FINALIZED

The Maui County Councilmen are set to chair different committees. Joseph Pontanilla of Kahului will continue as the chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. Gladys C. Baisa of Upcountry Maui will chair the Land Use Committee. Michael P. Victorino of Wailuku, Waihe’e, and Waiehu will chair the Water Resources Committee and Bill Kauakea Medeiros... Read more »
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January 02, 2009

COUNCIL INNAUGURATION TODAY

An inauguration of the new Maui County Council gets underway at 10 o’clock this morning with seven incumbents re-elected and two former council members (Sol Kahoohalahala and Wayne Nishiki) returning to office.  At 2 o’clock this afternoon, the council is expected to adopt resolutions formalizing its reorganization.  Molokai Councilman Danny Mateo was selected to serve... Read more »
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