Hunt Development Group To Build 68 ‘Luxury’ Homes In Kihei

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The photo above is in jest, but not by much. Just when you thought South Maui had all the "luxury" homes it needed, Hunt Development Group went and broke ground on a few dozen more. On Oct. 6, the company held a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony at the site of their new Nu'u Aina development, which is located mauka of Pi'ilani Highway near the Maui Research and Technology Park in Kihei. "The project will offer 68 luxury residences … [Read more...]

New UH Research Links Land-Based Pollution To Turtle Tumors

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It's not like a major revelation for environmentalists, but wastewater and agricultural pesticide residue that runoff into the ocean are indeed damaging near-shore coral reefs and infecting green sea turtles with chronic and sometimes lethal tumors, a new study from the University of Hawaii researchers just published in the journal PeerJ shows. “For years, local ocean lovers have known that our green turtles have had awful tumors on their … [Read more...]

One Family Tours All Maui’s Skateparks And Somehow Lives To Tell The Tale

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By Tim O'Connor For my son Lewis’ sixth birthday, he asked for a “real skateboard.” Mom had her reservations, but his involvement in tackle football and dirt bike racing seem to have softened her opposition to skateboarding (when he was three he rode with me on my down-hill longboard). So when his birthday came, we fulfilled his wish. A full complement of pads, and a nice helmet also helped ease mom’s tensions. But as many parents experience, … [Read more...]

Photos & Video Show Flash Flood Devastation On Maui From Upcountry To Kihei

That was some storm we had this weekend. It wasn't surprising, given all the flash flood advisories and watches that kept popping up statewide. Anyway, because some MauiTime staffers decided to run outside and stomp in some puddles, we've got some great footage of the havoc the wet stuff wrought on the island. The photos show flood damage Upcountry, while the video shows what all that water did once it flowed to Kihei. Stay … [Read more...]

Eh Crazy Lady!

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The nerve of you two bad-mouthed old muckity mucks in Kihei! There I was, peacefully taking pictures of my skateboarding kids, when you two walked up and wrecked the serenity of our evening with your 10-minute verbal assault. When you told me to leave your street (which I live on) or you were calling the police, I saw how amped up you were (too much viagra?). I’m still shocked that after hearing your husband’s filthy rant, that yow followed me up … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Joe Wilmot & Jody Curtin of Mahina

Joe Wilmot and Jody Curtin,  Co-Owners   Mahina 4057 L. Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina. 808-669-6068 1913 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei. 808-879-3453 23 Baldwin Ave, Paia. 808-579-9131 [email protected] www.shopmahina.com Facebook: Mahina   How many years experience in the industry? Seven   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? We just opened … [Read more...]

New Kaho’olawe Cultural Center To Open In Kihei

Visiting Kaho'olawe is a fantastic way to get to know the history of the fairly deserted island. Though only about seven miles from Maui's south shore, few actually visit the island because by law it can be used only for native Hawaiian cultural, spiritual and subsistence purposes, fishing, environmental restoration, historic preservation and education. Now, locals and visitors of Maui will have a place to learn about Kaho'olawe's history thanks … [Read more...]

Maui Gifts from the Bee Keepers – Handmade Maui Honey

The sweetest gift Maui has to give is a little jar of liquid gold. Read more of this post here … [Read more...]

Beach Bums: Maui Bikini Designers

The bikini (or at least a swimsuit) is an essential part of the wardrobe on Maui. The great news is there are so many styles and selections to choose from that there’s a suit for every shape. CaraMiya Davies-Reid custom-makes bathing suits for shape and size, and you can order them at Indigo and on Etsy. Maui Girl has been making suits on the island that keep up with trends. At the Bikini Market in Kihei, the Indie Attire Bikinis are hand-sewn … [Read more...]

Blown Away: Makai Glass Art Gifts

Stop by the Makai Glass Creations workshop and get blown away by the mystic performance of hot glass in action. The Maui-inspired sculpture captures big ocean wave curls and tiny pineapple bottle stops to life-sized conch shells. No matter what these artisans create, all the work demonstrates the intricacies of their colored fragile medium. Makai Glass Creations, 903 Hal‘iimaile Rd.; 808-269-8255; makaiglass.com Fine Artists Craft Fair–The … [Read more...]