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Kaua‘i Teams Make the Finals of ‘Olelo Youth Xchange Student Video Competition

‘Olelo Youth Xchange Student Video Competition, presented by Sony — the state’s oldest and largest contest of its type — has just announced this year’s finalists from a record of 892 submissions, and it includes quite a few Kaua‘i teams.

The finalist videos are from students who attend public, charter and private schools all across O‘ahu, […]

By |April 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Gov. Ige Proclaims April as Fair Housing Awareness Month

Housing discrimination is inconsistent with the values of equal opportunities and fairness cherished and aspired by Hawai‘i residents and United States citizens, according to Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige, who last week issued a proclamation against housing discrimination.

“I, David Y. Ige, Governor, … hereby proclaim April, 2015 as ‘Fair Housing Awareness Month” in Hawai‘i, and ask […]

By |April 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Makai Watch Volunteer Program, DLNR Offering Training on Kaua‘i Saturday

A collaboration effort between the Makai Watch Volunteer Program and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement and Division of Aquatic Resources, is offering an updated statewide training series this summer.

On Kaua‘i, the training is Saturday, April 18.

The goal of the Makai Watch Volunteer Program is to enhance […]

By |April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Top 10 Must Do Things On Kaua‘i

By Na Pali Coast Magazine

Trying to figure out what to do on your trip to Kaua‘i this year?

The Garden Isle, the lushest of all Hawaiian Islands, has quite a lot to offer in the way of activities.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the “Top 10 Must Do Things in Kaua‘i” to help get you pointed […]

By |April 13th, 2015|0 Comments

2,630 Officials Join Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

A record number of 2,630 mayors and county leaders across the country — including Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. — are uniting to thank AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers for their commitment to service and their positive impact on pressing challenges facing the nation.

Local elected officials from large cities, small towns, rural areas, and […]

By |April 7th, 2015|0 Comments

UH: Coastal Erosion in Hawai‘i to Double by 2050

New research by University of Hawai‘i at Manoa scientists brings into clearer focus how dramatically Hawai‘i’s beaches may be affected by coastal erosion by 2050 and beyond.

Globally, the asset exposure to erosion is “enormous,” according to a UH news release.

A UH research team developed a model to assess erosion hazards under higher sea levels, taking […]

By |April 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Hawaiian Monk Seals 
Returned to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (w/ video)

Two critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals were successfully returned March 25 to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument after being rehabilitated at The Marine Mammal Center’s Ke Kai Ola Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital in Kona, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The seals were rescued last year in an emaciated state — one on […]

By |April 5th, 2015|0 Comments

‘Prodigal Father’ Premieres at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse Today

A free-spirited father finds the straight-laced son he hasn’t seen in years. The son has worked hard at being everything his father wasn’t — dependable, self-controlled and somewhat rigid. The women in their lives may just help them to become closer.

Prodigal Father, an original comedy by For Kaua‘i columnist Richard E. Peck, premieres today at […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Koke‘e Rainbow Trout Season Starts June 20

The open fishing season for rainbow trout in the Koke‘e Public Fishing Area starts June 20, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. Anglers may fish daily from June 20 to Sept. 27. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Trout fishing at Pu‘u Lua Reservoir in Koke‘e has always […]

By |March 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Roots ‘n Shoots Fun Run and Walk at NTBG April 4

The Kaua‘i Marathon and the National Tropical Botanical Garden have partnered to put together the first Roots ‘n Shoots Fun Run and Walk April 4 on the South Shore.

The 5K run, which organizers are saying will be an annual event, is a fundraising event and the first ever run on the grounds of Allerton and […]

By |March 28th, 2015|0 Comments