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DLNR Accepting Proposals to Increase Water Security

The Wailua Reservoir is seen here, with Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest spots on Earth, in the background last month. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is accepting proposals for projects or programs submitted by public or private agencies or organizations to increase water security in the State of Hawai‘i, [...]

By | 2017-03-25T00:14:05+00:00 March 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Prince Kuhio Day Celebrations this Weekend

Celebrate Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole's legacy this weekend in a few different locations on Kaua‘i's South Shore. The Prince Kuhio Day celebration, staged in honor of Prince Kuhio’s birthday, is designed to compliment and extend the commemorative ceremonies traditionally organized and implemented by the Royal Order of Kamehameha at Prince Kuhio Park. The celebration provides an [...]

By | 2017-03-24T11:59:09+00:00 March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Ahupua‘a Signs Installed Along Kaua‘i’s Roadways

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. is seen here assisting the Kaua‘i Nui Kuapapa team and a road crew with installing the Kalapakī ahupua‘a sign along Kūhiō Highway in Līhu‘e last Friday. Do you know what moku and ahupuaʻa you live in? You will soon find out, as ahupua’a signs are now being installed along [...]

By | 2017-03-21T17:50:00+00:00 March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Wilcox Health Launches Hāpai, Free Pregnancy App

Wilcox Health has welcomed a new addition to its family — its first mobile health application called Hāpai that helps mom and baby stay healthy during and after pregnancy. Hāpai (the Hawaiian word for pregnant) by Hawai‘i Pacific Health features weekly updates so that mothers can track their baby’s development in real-time and learn about [...]

By | 2017-03-15T10:28:21+00:00 March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Three Kaua‘i Leaders Honored in Invasive Species Awareness Week (w/ video)

Gov. David Ige, between the beetle and the ant, with all the honorees. Photo courtesy DLNR Gov. David Ige proclaimed the 5th annual Hawai‘i Invasive Species Awareness Week at a ceremony Friday that included agency leaders, legislators, industry champions, and citizens who help project Hawai‘i from the impacts of invasive species, as reported [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:28:28+00:00 March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

$50K for Information on Monk Seal Killings

A Hawaiian monk seal caught hugging itself in Po‘ipu on this 2014 photo by British photographer Claire Lower. www.clairelowerphotography.com. Local and national nonprofit and non-governmental organizations are offering $50,000 for information about the killings of five Hawaiian seals, with the February suspicious death of seal R4DP near ‘Ele‘ele on Kaua‘i making the matter [...]

By | 2017-03-13T16:53:50+00:00 March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Food Bank Appoints New Kaua‘i Branch Manager

The Hawaii Foodbank has promoted Wes Perreira to Kaua‘i branch manager, where he will be responsible for day-to-day operations within the warehouse as well as community outreach. He most recently served as warehouse supervisor, according to a news release from the Hawai‘i Foodbank. Prior to joining the Hawai‘i Foodbank – Kaua‘i Branch, Perreira served in [...]

By | 2017-03-13T17:04:41+00:00 March 12th, 2017|0 Comments

DLNR Investigating Suspicious Death of Monk Seal in ‘Ele‘ele

A Hawaiian monk seal is seen here sunbathing last year in Miloli‘i, Na Pali Coast, while a passerby walks unaware of the endangered animal. A seal found dead last February showed injuries inconsistent with natural causes, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources An oft-spotted, 15-year-old endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal, [...]

By | 2017-03-10T13:28:13+00:00 March 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Tesla Battery to Power Kaua‘i at Night

Tesla battery blessing, left to right, Sabra Kauka, J.B. Straubel, KIUC Board Chair Jan TenBruggencate, David Bissell, Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., Gov. David Ige, State Rep. James Tokioka and Senate President Ron Kouchi. Photo courtesy of Reyton Siliado Dignitaries from throughout the state were on-hand last week for the blessing of the state’s [...]

By | 2017-03-10T13:09:06+00:00 March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

PMRF/Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation to Hold Sunset Music Fest II

Sashamon will be one of the artists performing at the PMRF/Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation Sunset Music Fest II to be held on March 25 at PMRF. Contributed photo Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands is welcoming the public to an evening of music on the beach at the PMRF/Navy Morale Welfare [...]

By | 2017-03-04T20:21:27+00:00 March 9th, 2017|0 Comments