U.N.’s 17 New Goals for a Better World

By Léo Azambuja

The United Nations adopted a set of 17 new Sustainable Development Goals at their General Assembly Sept. 25. These goals — complete with 169 targets — are meant to guide development priorities for the world in the next 15 years.

On Kaua‘i, many of the issues raised by U.N. are old news and have […]

By |October 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Royal Treatment from a King

By Jan TenBruggencate

Kaumuali‘i, the last king of Kaua‘i, belied the meme of royals as petulant needy folks. He was a superb host.

He had, as one would have said generations ago, the breeding.

His father was Kaeo, the brother of Maui’s famed Kahekili and son of Maui’s supreme chief Kekaulike.

His mother, Kamakahelei, was the ruler of Kaua‘i. […]

By |September 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Changing Seasons, Winds of Change

By Virginia Beck

The winds of change are always unsettling, disturbing us and upsetting our plans. For us on Kaua‘i, we are used to having to adapt to the weather, and change our daily routines to accommodate wind, rain and sunshine — not to mention the ocean conditions.

On our Pacific frontier island, we are out here […]

By |September 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Riding Metaphor Road

By Larry Feinstein

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

– Robert Frost

I have absolutely no idea what is in store for me when I pick up my rented Harley Davidson Street Glide on Sept. 16 in San Francisco, Calif. Some of you likely […]

By |September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

The New Hardy Street

By Tommy Noyes

Lihu‘e, the heart of Kaua‘i, is an evolving urban center. The Kaua‘i County Public Works Department is almost done with progressive enhancements celebrating the historic core of the town — and the improvements will make Lihu‘e more pedestrian-friendly.

The Hardy Street roadway upgrades have already improved vehicular, pedestrian, public transportation and bicycle circulation. The project […]

By |September 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Can We Take the Heat?

By Ruby Pap

Last month, I had the privilege of speaking about climate change amongst a distinguished panel of experts to a packed house at Niumalu Canoe Club. The event, which was sponsored by Apollo Kaua‘i, proved especially poignant given the hot temperature of the room and the high turnout of the audience.

After a very informative […]

By |September 7th, 2015|0 Comments

A Simple Next Level Wellness — Hydration

By Samantha Fox Olson

What if I shared with you just one action step that could positively influence your energy levels, joint and muscle pain and athletic performance, as well as help you lose weight? Would you apply it?

And what if I told you this one little detail was so easy to follow, that it truly […]

By |September 6th, 2015|0 Comments

On ‘Ulu and Sustainability

By Léo Azambuja

Sustainability is grounded upon a simple principle. All we need for survival depends on our natural environment, directly or indirectly.

Here in Hawai‘i, sustainability is something we should take seriously. In the worst case scenario, a conflict of global scale, we could easily get cut off from our food and energy supply. Chaos would […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Rituals and Elephants

By Larry Feisntein

Every morning around 6 a.m., whether I want to or not, I unfold out of bed. Sitting up, I pivot around to my right and place my feet on the ground. I reach down and grab my fully charged, newly numbered iPhone. I make my way to the bathroom, first steps feeling like […]

By |August 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Rapid ‘Ohia Death Threatens the Forest

By Ruby Pap

What does a Big Island tree fungus have to do with Kaua‘i? A great deal, where the iconic native ‘ohia tree (Metrosideros polymorpha) is concerned. This endemic tree and the entire forest ecosystem it supports is under threat from rapid ‘ohia death, or ‘ohia wilt.

On the Big Island, numerous adult ‘ohia trees have […]

By |August 24th, 2015|0 Comments