DLNR Announces Progress in Kaua‘i’s Fight Against Black Band Coral Disease (w/ video)

A final report authored by the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology reveals Black Band coral disease was found at nearly half of the reef sites surveyed in Kaua‘i’s nearshore waters, according to a state Department of Land and Natural Resources press release last week.

“A weak relationship was found between the abundance of the disease and […]

By |May 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Mothers Day Open House at McBryde Garden

This Mother’s Day, the National Tropical Botanical Garden is inviting mothers and their families to an open house in McBryde Garden for a day of flowers, fun, music, and food.

Entrance to the Sunday event is free for mothers and children under five-years-old, with a suggested donation of $10 for all others to support NTBG’s research, […]

By |May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

UH Astronomers Discover Planetary System 54 Light Years Away

A team of astronomers using ground-based telescopes in Hawaiʻi, California and Arizona recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star that is only 54 light-years away. All three planets orbit their star at a distance closer than Mercury orbits the sun, completing their orbits in just 5, 15 and 24 days, as reported by the University […]

By |May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Preserving Kaua‘i’s Culture in Pa‘akai (w/video)

By Léo Azambuja

Each summer, 17 families return to a small stretch of red earth near the ocean in Hanapepe to continue a tradition spanning several generations. It’s the only place in the world that still makes in a traditional way the Hawaiian sea salt, or pa‘akai — “to solidify the sea.”

“Basically, it is part of […]

By |May 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — April 2015

Hala na la ‘ino o ka ho‘olio

“Gone are the stormy days of winter.”

Troublesome days are over.

Source: ‘Olelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui

Kaua‘i’s Na Pali Coast is seen here through the lens of photographer Keiko Saile, who came from Zurich, Switzerland to spend a few weeks on the Garden Island this past winter. www.keiko-saile.net


By |April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

North Shore Resident Recognized by Environmental Law Institute’s Wetlands Award

The Environmental Law Institute has announced the seven recipients of the National Wetland Awards. Kaua‘i’s Maka‘ala Ka‘aumoana, executive director of Hanalei Watershed Hui, is among the recipients.

“Dedication, perseverance, and excellence mark the common attributes of the extraordinary individuals recognized as this year’s National Wetlands Award winners,” ELI Acting President Scott Schang said in a press […]

By |April 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Get Fit Kaua‘i Gets National Award

By Tommy Noyes

Kaua‘i is enjoying a reputation around the state for our dedication to improving everybody’s fitness and wellness.

One organization that has been instrumental in coordinating this fundamental shift in our community is Get Fit Kaua‘i. The changes taking place here are so inspiring that our island-wide efforts have attracted the attention of national health officials.

In […]

By |April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

HILT Secures Perpetual Conservation Easement in Wai‘oli Valley

The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust announced last week it accepted two perpetual conservation easements on about 40 acres of wetland taro in Wai‘oli Valley, in the Halele‘a district of Kaua‘i’s North Shore.

Donated by Gaylord and Carol Wilcox and their daughters, Nicole Pedersen, Darcie Gray and Eliza Wilcox, the conservation easements place permanent restrictions on the […]

By |April 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Island Activities — April 2015

Stories and photos by Chandley G. Jackson

The Westside is the best side to watch the sunset on Kaua‘i. It lingers momentarily over the forbidden isle of Ni‘ihau before dropping behind the ocean.

Theo, Nancy and Chip Downes-LeGuin dry off after a swim at Ke’e Beach, at the end of the road on Kaua‘i’s North Shore. It […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Pakalas Boy Returns from Mainland Surgery to Find Massive Support

By Léo Azambuja

Richard Duarte was born and raised in Pakalas, a quiet plantation village on Kaua‘i’s Westside blessed with idyllic sandy beaches dotted with coconut trees and fronting one of the best surf breaks on the planet.

And this is what this story is all about, a wealth of blessings — from immediate and extended family, close […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|0 Comments