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Great Harvest Bread Co. Grand Opening in Līhuʻe Today

The Great Harvest Bread Company franchise is celebrating today the grand opening of its new Līhuʻe store, owned by Christine Camara and her husband, Stanley. The 40-year old bakery-café will offer fresh bread daily, made from scratch, sandwiches, grain bowls, soups, salads and pastries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “We are excited to bring the [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Nēnē Awareness Celebration Events in Hanalei this Weekend

The nēnē, or Hawaiian goose, was officially designated Hawai‘i’s state bird on May 7, 1957. Once on the edge of extinction, with only 50 birds remaining in the wild, it is now possible for Hawai‘i visitors and residents to see nēnē in the wild across Kaua‘i and the state, thanks to conservation efforts, [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

DLNR-HTA Partnership Spreads Conservation Message (w/ video)

Napali Coast sunset. Photo courtesy of DLNR As the state Department of Land and Natural Resources was exploring ways to reach more visitors and kama‘āina with information about conserving and protecting natural and cultural resources, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority was engaged in developing a five-year strategic plan. “Coincidentally, the stars were in alignment [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Islands Adapting to a Changing Climate (w/ video)

Honolulu Climate change is anticipated to have profound effects in the Hawaiian Islands. Key indicators of the changing climate include rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, rising air and sea temperatures, rising sea levels and upper-ocean heat content, changing ocean chemistry and increasing ocean acidity, changing rainfall patterns, decreasing base flow in streams, [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Interagency Biosecurity Plan Formed to Protect the Islands (w/ video)

The State of Hawai‘i developed its first comprehensive, interagency approach to biosecurity through the 2017-2027 Hawai‘i Interagency Biosecurity Plan. The State of Hawai‘i developed its first comprehensive, interagency approach to biosecurity through the 2017-2027 Hawai‘i Interagency Biosecurity Plan. The intended scope of this plan is to address all three biosecurity areas (pre-border, border, and post-border) [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Orphaned Newell’s Shearwater Chick Rescued, Thriving (w/ video)

A Newell's shearwater chick found late August in Na Pali. Video grab courtesy DLNR A tiny Newell’s shearwater chick, rescued from the Hono o Na Pali Natural Area Reserve on Kaua‘i late August is thriving and doing well at the Save our Shearwaters facility, according to a press release from the state Department [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

The Extraordinary Journey of Hawai‘i’s Canoe Plants

Mike DeMotta Centuries ago, when Polynesians sailed the Pacific in search of new lands — and eventually found Hawai‘i — they brought with them many plants to ensure their survival during the long ocean journey and also to cultivate the potential lands they were hoping to find. Those plants are known in Hawai‘i [...]

By | September 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Interesting Coconut Facts

The coconut grove at Waipouli, Kaua‘i's Eastside, is seen here. Early Hawaiians used almost the entire coconut tree for a variety of purposes. Besides the obvious food and water reasons, coconut trees also provided materials for housing, canoe-building, religious practices, hula instruments, and the list goes on. Here are some interesting facts about [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

DLNR: Keep Distance from Hawai‘i’s Wild Creatures

A Hawaiian Monk Seal is seen here basking on the sand at Miloli‘i, Napali Coast. The popularity of self-guided or commercial tours that offer marine-life encounters with turtles, dolphins, whales, manta rays and even sharks, brings large numbers of Hawai‘i visitors and residents into close proximity with wild creatures. The state Department of Land [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Feds OK Additional $497K to Fight Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death

‘Ōhia flowers on the Big Island. Photo by J. B. Friday, University of Hawai‘i The U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawai‘i, announced last week the approval of $497,000 in federal funding to help combat Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death, the fungal disease that is killing tens of thousands of acres of [...]

By | September 5th, 2016|0 Comments