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- Project aims to improve Lahaina's harbor frontAfter nine months of hosting public discussion meetings and working with county planners, the Lahaina Restoration Foundation is putting the finishing touches on a number of community-based projects to improve the Lahaina harbor front. […]
- Nineteen graduate from Hana High SchoolFirst photo: Covered in lei, Class of 2013 high school sweethearts Aukai Lopez and Zoe Elder celebrate their graduation from Hana High School on Saturday. Second photo: There were 19 graduates from the school in East Maui this year. […]
- Project aims to improve Lahaina's harbor front
Voyagers that sailed across the Pacific in double-hull canoes had the wisdom of modern day scholars, astronomers and mathematicians. Their senses were heightened to the point where the slightest breeze or glimpse of first light would give them the information they needed to proceed correctly on their journey.
Our Kupuna (ancestors) lived where each individual had their job to do. The survival of the group depended on each person respectfully working for the benefit for the whole. An unselfish way to live. It’s time to slow down, find a quiet place and listen for the wisdom of past ages that still whispers in the wind. Our survival may depend upon us actually hearing it.
On January 9th, Mayor Alan Arakawa issued a Proclamation recognizing The Week’s long celebration activities on Maui County honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. concluding on Jan. 16, 2012.
Queen Lili’uokalani, the last reigning monarch of Hawaii, died on this day, November 11th, 1917.
Today we remember our beloved Queen with gratitude and aloha.
Ulua, meaning “adult crevalle fish” in the Hawaiian language is a beach not only famous for being an excellent snorkeling site but as an easy dive location for beginners as well.
Located on Maui’s sunny south side, this beach has a gently sloping, sandy entry point that leads to a protruding coral reef alive with colorful and interesting sea life that will delight all visitors.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Amber Petroelje, part of the Eco Team at Pacific Whale Foundation. In part one of my three part series from Ulua, Amber provides great advice on how to get the most from your snorkel adventure here at Ulua!
Just remember: Malama o ke kai, ke kai o ke malama! Take care of the ocean and the ocean will take care of you!
Here is the final part of this series. Enjoy!
Here is the continuation of: Native of Owhyhee………
“Native Of Owhyhee”, a feature documentary film, is being broadcast on ‘Olelo Television NATV Channel 53. The film shows Hawaiian history over a period of many centuries, focusing on the blending of cultures as native chiefs and commoners welcomed American Christian missionaries. It has 56 expert speakers and 10 Hawaiian narrators (listed below); over 1000 historical images, historical film-clips, great original Hawaiian music, and spectacular cinematography.
Summary of film: In the mid 19th century, Hawaii turned from an ancient “pagan” society into one of the most literate Christian nations in the world, leaving behind eras of tribal cults and sacrifices, of legendary magical ways of living. The history of Hawaii began over 1000 years ago. It continued with Captain Cook’s arrival in 1778, the unification of Hawaii by Kamehameha The Great, and the destruction of the ancient religion by Kamehameha II in 1819. Meanwhile several young native sailors had gone to America and made their way to Yale divinity school. Henry Opukaha’ia became a fervent Christian and great orator. He persuaded American missionaries to come to Hawaii. He died before the voyage; but 3 natives, including the Crown Prince of Kaua’i, accompanied the first group of missionaries, who arrived in 1820. Part 1 focuses on events in Hawaii before 1820, while Parts 2 and 3 trace the role of the missionaries and the cooperative mingling of cultures during the following decades, as Hawaii became a constitutional monarchy with private property and the rule of law.
Writer, director, producer, editor, videographer: Jo Danieli. Ms. Danieli is currently with her family in Vienna, Austria, but can be reached by email at