Maui Teacher Wins School Supplies in Toyota Hawaii’s Dream Car Art Contest

  Maui's Carolyn Bush of Kamali'i Elementary School was presented with a $250 gift card for participating in Toyota Hawaii's 2014 Dream Car Art Contest. Bush was one of only four teachers recognized in this new component of the contest. Additional winners included Kerry Ogawa of Mt. View Elementary on the Big Island; Glenda Salvador of Holomua Elementary on Oahu; and Darlene Oshiro of Wahiawa Middle School (Oahu). The gift card is to be … [Read More...]

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Eh Crazy Dolphin Lady!

Eh, crazy dolphin lady: you started coming around our beautiful South Maui bay. You go after the spinner dolphin pod, frantically swimming towards them, chasing them, trying to touch them and even hitch a ride by grabbing their dorsal fins. Seriously, you’re a menace. Dolphins are great ambassadors of love, but sometimes humans who lack of love in their lives–like, I’m guessing, you–are drawn to them to fill a void in their lives. Sorry, but the … [Read More...]

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Pet Food: No one has publicly opposed a law that would ban dog meat in Hawaii. So what’s the holdup?

If you’re a dog owner and this isn’t your worst nightmare, that’s only because you haven’t considered the possibility: your pet, your beloved companion, stolen, slaughtered, cooked and eaten. Like a piece of meat. It happened on Oahu in 2007, to Frank Manuma and his wife Debbie. The couple’s dog, an eight-month-old German shepherd-Lab mix named Caddy, was stolen from the Moanalua Golf Club while Frank played a round. Eventually police arrested … [Read More...]

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Maui Resident Mo Mauer To Appear On New Oahu Show ‘You’ve Got The Power’

Formed in 1995, the nonprofit organization Assistance Dogs of Hawaii helps residents here get access to guide dogs. Will and Mo Mauer founded it, and today help numerous residents each year at their Upcountry campus. "In 2000, Mo Maurer gave up a successful career as a CPA decided to devote herself full time to the Service Dog industry," states the Assistance Dogs of Hawaii website. "Since then, Assistance Dogs of Hawaii has graduated over 30 … [Read More...]

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University of Hawaii Launches New Boat Drone To Protect Harbors From Spills, Tsunamis and Us

Hawaii stands at the forefront of a new technological revolution in the field of boat drones, states an Oct. 16 press release from the University of Hawaii. The release came emailed with plenty of full-color photos of a new experimental boat drone (sorry–"robotic platform") that the university hopes will "support maritime missions in harbor and port environments." To be honest, our first thought upon seeing the above photo and reading the … [Read More...]

Maui Teacher Wins School Supplies in Toyota Hawaii’s Dream Car Art Contest

  Maui's Carolyn Bush of Kamali'i Elementary School was presented with a $250 gift card for participating in Toyota Hawaii's 2014 Dream Car Art Contest. Bush was one of only four teachers recognized in this new component of the contest. … [Read More...]

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Maui County Office On Aging Announces Outstanding Older American Nominees

Ten Maui residents were recently nominated as Outstanding Older Americans by the Maui County Office on Aging. Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize elder citizens for their contributions and provide them with information … [Read More...]

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After Decade-Long Legal Fight, State Of Hawaii Restores Na Wai ‘Eha Stream Flows

It's hard to believe, but the legal machinations and lawsuits over the diversion of water from the Iao, Waihee, Waiehu and Waikapu Streams (collectively known as the "Na Wai 'Eha," the "Four Great Waters") has ended. On Apr. 21, the state Commission … [Read More...]

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New Book ‘Kua’aina Kahiko’ Explores Maui’s Remote Kahikinui Region

Now and then, publishers will send over free books to MauiTime, in hopes of getting badly needed publicity. Most are pretty weak. Kua‘aina Kahiko, a new book by Patrick Vinton Kirch, is a refreshing departure from that trend. Published by University … [Read More...]

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How You Can Help Sierra Club Maui Expand Baldwin Beach Park

In the history of environmentalism, there are few more important names than John Muir. A naturalist and author, he also founded the Sierra Club. Though born in the United Kingdom back in 1838, Muir’s legacy stretches all the way to Maui. This week, … [Read More...]

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9 Green Initiatives On Maui You Need To Know About

By Rob Parsons With the arrival of Earth Day each spring, our focus is sometimes drawn to the difficult environmental challenges we face, here in Hawaii and globally. Whether we choose to take on invasive species, cane-burning, climate change, … [Read More...]

Lokelani Intermediate School Wins Cooke Foundation Beautification Award

Lokelani Intermediate School recently won the Cooke Foundation Beautification Award for their campus transformations and way of inspiring a kindness culture among students. The award includes grant of $5,000 to help complete and maintain … [Read More...]

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How Plant A Wish Balances Our Ancient Relationship With The Land

By Sara Tekula We grabbed our bags at the baggage claim and walked to the curb, where our friend handed us a baby goat. At Kahului Airport. In front of everyone: tourists arriving and smelling the island air for the first time, security guards … [Read More...]

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Rejected Chicken Monuments, Dog Witnesses & Rats In The Toilet

Here's all the weird news that's really not fit to print, but we do so anyway as a service to our readers, because journalism, etc... DOWN ON THE DEER FARM The billion-dollar deer-farming industry in America produces generations of bucks … [Read More...]

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Your MauiTime Horoscope

Here's this week's horoscope, which is pretty good for everyone, except you Cancers. You'll see why... Taurus (April 20-May 20) I’m worried about you, Taurus. In recent months, you’ve really come into or remembered the sources and applications … [Read More...]