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The Hawaiian Poi Dog

By Léo Azambuja Kaua‘i Humane Society Executive Director Scott Pisani, left, is seen here with KHS Animal Care Supervisor Benjamin Osorno and two shelter dogs; Mocha, in the back, and Byron, on the ground. The Hawaiian poi dog, or ‘īlio, was brought to Hawai‘i by early Polynesian settlers. For centuries, it was as [...]

By | 2017-08-31T06:54:44+00:00 September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Be My Valentine — Seven Hawaiian Love Tales

The Legend of the Hau Blossom Photo by Daniel Finchum (www.kauaiainaart.com) Pōhuehue and Kaunaʻoa lived near Kahana Bay on O‘ahu. They loved each other deeply. One day, after an argument, Pōhuehue got into his canoe and paddled to Lānaʻi. Kaunaʻoa became very sad and afraid she would never see her lover again. Pōhuehue [...]

By | 2017-02-01T11:02:58+00:00 February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Uncle Charlie’s Throw Nets

By Léo Azambuja Uncle Charlie demonstrates how to throw net at Smith’s Beach in Anahola. It’s a hot midsummer afternoon in Anahola. Charles Blake Pereira, better known as “Uncle Charlie,” is standing at the edge of the water at Smith’s Beach, his eyes focused on the shorebreak. “It’s gonna take a while to [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:28+00:00 August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The Hawaiian Horse

By Jan TenBruggencate Daniel Kitch puts a halter on D’Artagnan, an 18-hand white Percheron, at Wai Koa Plantation in Kilauea, Kaua‘i’s North Shore. D’Artagnan is the tallest horse on the island, according to Marti Kitch, owner of Carriage Grove Kaua‘i. Hawai‘i’s proud equestrian traditions started in 1803, more than two centuries ago. The [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:41+00:00 March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Waimea, the Aloha Heartbeat of Kaua‘i

By Barbara Bennett, For Kaua‘i Owner and Publisher With the sun about to set behind Ni‘ihau, the Forbidden Island, a paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy, rides his horse and pulls another in Waimea, Kaua‘i’s Westside. Photo by Robert Kennedy Integrating and living in a community or place is always challenging, especially on Kaua‘i. The [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:41+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|1 Comment

Surveying Lehua Island’s Rat Population

The Pacific or Polynesian rat is the smallest of the three rats (Rattus rattus, R. norvegicus and R. exulans) closely associated with humans. R. exulans has a slender body, pointed snout, large ears, and relatively small, delicate feet. A ruddy brown back contrasts with a whitish belly. The state Department of Land and [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:02+00:00 September 12th, 2015|0 Comments