Experience Wailuku like a Foodie: Top 3 Breakfast and Brunch Recommendations
In this article, we explore three delightful breakfast and brunch spots in Wailuku. Have you had the chance to savor their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Maui County taking steps to protect Lahaina waterways from pollutants as Kona Low approaches
On Maui, the county says it has taken action to protect storm drains and waterways inlets in Lahaina. A "pollutant filter system" is in place to protect coastal shores. Crews are also inspecting and clearing areas where flooding is known to occur in south and upcountry Maui.
Hawaii Governor Wants To Entice Maui Property Owners To Rent To Fire Victims
Displaced Lahaina residents soon could be living in newly built ohana units, temporary homes and short-term vacation rentals – all paid for with federal, state government and private foundation money – under a framework drafted by Gov. Josh Green to address Maui’s housing crisis. The governor’s preferred...
Local Kahului Supermarket Closed for Health Violations; Follow-up Inspection Planned
The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Maui Food Safety Branch has shut down Paradise Supermart in Kahului due to multiple food safety violations. These violations were found during an inspection prompted by a complaint. The issues included incorrect refrigeration temperatures, faulty handwash sinks, spoiled vegetables, pests, and poor management of food safety rules.
The Controversial Developer Looming Over West Maui’s Water Conflict
Editor’s note: This story by senior staff writer Anita Hofschneider and staff writer Jake Bittle is reprinted with permission from Grist. You can subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. Just weeks after the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history ripped through the coastal town of Lahaina, Native Hawaiian taro...
Montauk Spreads Holiday Cheer to Maui Fire Survivors
Montauk, NY - In a heartwarming act of compassion, Montauk residents rallied to support Maui residents affected by a devastating fire in August, one of the deadliest blazes in recent U.S. history, claiming 97 lives.
Maui Residents Invited to Shape Future of Newly Acquired 23-Acre County Land Including Wawau Point
The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation plans to develop a management strategy for 23 acres of newly acquired county land on Maui’s north shore, including Wawau Point, in early 2024. Public input will be sought for the plan, with community involvement opportunities available once the project starts. The plan will address operational aspects like access, parking, and public safety, along with environmental restoration and community partnerships.
The 34th Annual Craft Fair Features Maui Manjookies
In anticipation of the 34th Islandwide Crafts and Food Expo at the Blaisdell, Maui Manjookies, renowned for their mouthwatering baked confectionary products and exquisite gift baskets, is set to enchant attendees with an array of delightful offerings. The founder and owner of Maui Manjookies, Jannelle Fukuoka, joined Living808 with the details on what she will be offering at the expo this weekend!
Disaster Restrictions Lifted in Maui Zones 11B, 11D, 11E, 11F, and 13D: Important Information for Local Residents
Maui County has announced the lifting of disaster area restrictions for Zones 11B, 11D, 11E, 11F, and 13D. This will occur from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 1 and 2, weather permitting. Residents can sign up for updates on the County's Emergency Management Agency website.
Volunteers needed as they help out in Maui for those unhoused
A Maui organization is bringing in reinforcements to help the houseless community impacted by the Lahaina fire. Non-profit organization in need of volunteers to help Maui's houseless fire survivors. The non-profit group Maui Rescue Mission offers a mobile shower for the island's houseless population, among other services.
A Taste of Kahului: Discover the 4 Bakeries You Can't Miss
In this piece, we'll be exploring four exceptional bakeries located in Kahului. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these delightful spots? We'd love to hear about your experiences! Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
The Ulupalakua Ranch Store loves its Kamaʻāina Customers
The Ulupalakua Ranch Store is home to local merchandise and other Maui-made products. Located in upcountry Maui and open daily the Ulupalakua Ranch Store offers a short menu with burgers, plate lunches and more. “We love our family and friends that support us. Everyone that comes through the doors we...
Challenges to rebuilding Lahaina
Attorney Scott Settle, Managing Principal of Settle & Meyer, joins producer/host Coralie Chun Matayoshi to discuss ideas for transitional and longer-term housing for Lahaina residents displaced by the Maui wildfire, timeline for rebuilding Lahaina, opportunity for community input, challenges to rebuilding (e.g. climate change-related shoreline setback requirements, zoning code changes, additional safety measures like underground […]
A documentary about an impactful Lahaina surf instructor pivoted after the fires
A new documentary short film, "Uncle Bully's Surf Skool," initially focused on Lahaina surf instructor Robert "Bully" Kotter and his impact on local children. But when the Aug. 8 wildfires devastated his town, his business and his home, the crew picked up their cameras again. Filmmaker Leah Warshawski first learned...
Nonprofits Rally to Fund Maui Hula Group's Participation in Merrie Monarch Festival
Discover how a group of nonprofits are rallying to raise funds for Maui's Hala, devastated by the Lina fire, to compete in the prestigious Merrie Monarch Festival. Despite losing homes, these dedicated hula dancers find healing in their art and culture.
Local Alert: Potential Flash Flooding in Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, and the Big Island through Thursday
* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * WHERE...Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, and the Big Island. * WHEN...From this morning through Thursday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Flood prone roads and other low lying areas may be closed due to elevated runoff and overflowing streams. Urban areas may receive more significant flooding and property damage due to rapid runoff. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.Visit here for more details.
3 Special Wailea Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants
In the sun-kissed haven of Wailea, Hawaii, where the waves serenade and the palm trees gossip, lies a trio of hidden culinary gems. Tucked away from the beachfront bustle, these hole-in-the-wall wonders defy their unassuming facades, offering a passport to a flavor-packed escapade. Forget the fancy frills and embrace the local charm as we unveil 3 special Wailea hole-in-the-wall restaurants that promise not just a meal but a taste-infused adventure under the Hawaiian sun.
First Major Rains Of Wet Season May Test Runoff Measures In Lahaina
Maui could be just hours away from confronting its first major rain event since the Aug. 8 wildfires that ripped through Lahaina and portions of the Upcountry region, elevating concerns over potentially toxic runoff polluting nearshore waters. The National Weather Service expanded its flash flood watch to include all the...
After August fires, thousands of acres now barren in Kula create threat of mudslides
KULA (HawaiiNewsNow) - The possibility of heavy rain is especially nerve-wracking on Maui. The August wildfires left thousands of acres charred Upcountry, which increases the risk of mudslides. With no vegetation cover, heavy rains could wash all the mud downhill and ultimately into the ocean. So, the Kula Community Watershed...
Maui County Battles Environmental Threats Amidst Kona Low Weather System
As the Kona Low weather system unleashes significant rainfall over Maui County, officials are swiftly acting to mitigate environmental threats, particularly in Lahaina. The region, affected by previous wildfires, is now facing the challenge of ash being washed into the ocean, endangering marine life and water quality. To combat these risks, the county has initiated the use of soil tackifiers like Soiltac, aiming to bind ash remnants, and has deployed containment booms to curtail runoff into coastal waters.