The 2023/2024 Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational opening ceremony
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The 2023/2024 Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational opening ceremony brought dozens of new faces and familiar ones too. Each surfer accepted their Eddie plaque and lei before paddling out for the pule in the bay. Uncle Tony Moniz lead the pule this year as Clyde Aikau recovers after addressing health issues this […]
Pallets burning against exterior of a building at Kahului Shopping Center cause $27,000 in damage
Maui fire crews found pallets burning agains the exterior of a building at the Kahului Shopping Center on Thursday night. The fire was first reported at 9:17 p.m. on Dec. 7 at 65 West Kaʻahumanu Ave. in Kahului. Crews quickly knocked down the fire on the exterior and entered...
Mayor Bissen to Hold Discussion Sessions for Kula and Lahaina Residents Affected by August 8th Fires
Mayor Richard Bissen has scheduled discussion sessions for Kula and Lahaina residents impacted by the August 8th fires. These sessions aim to provide a platform for residents to share experiences and ask questions. They will supplement the regular community updates on re-entry and debris removal.
Update: Night work on a section of Puʻunēnē Ave. scheduled 10 p.m. Dec. 10 to 5 a.m. Dec. 11
The Department of Water Supply reports a water service outage and road closure on Puʻunēnē Ave. scheduled Sunday, Dec. 10 from 7:30 p.m. to Monday, Dec. 11 at 5 a.m. The section of Puʻunēnē Ave. between W. Kaʻahumanu Ave. to E. Kamehameha Ave will be closed in both directions.
Goodwill Hawaiʻi to provide employment services for displaced Maui workers
Goodwill Hawaiʻi was recently awarded a new one-year contract by the State of Hawaiʻi DLIR Office of Community Services to provide Employment Core Services to Lahaina’s immigrant population or any other Maui resident who was displaced from work as a direct or indirect result of the Maui fires in August.
Maui Office of Economic Development Grant Workshops in January
Slated Jan. 11, 12 and 26, the sessions at Maui County Service Center, 110 Ala’ihi Street #207, Kahului, are designed to support local organizations in securing funding. The OED Grant Workshop, led by OED experts with extensive knowledge in grant writing and management, will offer personalized sessions to address specific project needs and questions.
The Shops at Wailea to host holiday events all month long
The Shops at Wailea is hosting a variety of holiday events and live entertainment for the. Seize the enchantment of the season with Ol’ St. Nick and be part of the Santa photo sessions on Dec. 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, and 21, running from 4-7p.m. As an added delight, Santa’s helper will distribute Peppermint Macadamia Nut cookies from Honolulu Cookie Company.
MEO scheduling Mexican Consulate appointments Dec. 16 and 17 in Lahaina
Maui Economic Opportunity’s Enlace Hispano will schedule appointments for the Mexican Consulate’s visit to the Lahaina Civic Center on Dec. 16 and 17. Consulate staff from San Francisco will assist with restoration and processing of passports, birth certificates and identification forms. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to...
Construction continues for temporary housing on a school in Lahaina
The US Army Corps of Engineers says it's progressing with the construction of the temporary elementary school campus in Lahaina.
Hawaii’s Weak Biosecurity Is Threatening Maui’s Recovery Efforts
Controlling the spread of coconut rhinoceros beetles, little fire ants and other pests is increasingly critical as people rebuild Lahaina and Upcountry Maui after the August fires, invasive species experts say. They are especially concerned about the risk of bringing these unwanted hitchhikers to the Valley Isle through shipments of...
Maui Master Gardeners creates 130 holiday arrangements for displaced wildfire survivors
Members of Maui Master Gardeners created holiday arrangements for residents displaced by Maui fires who are staying at the Royal Lahaina Resort. Member Lizzie Moule is credited with the inspiration for Operation Holiday Decor, in which members gathered for wreath making and delivered 130 individual arrangements on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023.
Rising from the ashes: Journalism students document Maui wildfire aftermath
Four students and two faculty members in the journalism sequence of the BYU School of Communications traveled to Lahaina, Maui in October to document rebuilding efforts following the August Maui wildfires. They shot hours of footage throughout their five day visit to Lahaina, Maui. They met with first responders, the...
Today the gas price is close to $4.93 in Lahaina as of 2023-12-09. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.167, a week ago the price is $3.247 , according to AAA.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue extends Maui wildfire relief into the holiday season
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue announced it is extending its “Purchase A Meal” community initiative through the holidays as it continues efforts to provide relief to wildfire survivors on Maui. Originally launched in response to the August wildfires, the relief program initially ran from Sept. 1-14 with engagement via the...
Native Hawaiian blessing marks start of construction for affordable housing, tuition-free preschool on Maui
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Native Hawaiian blessing marked the beginning of construction for new affordable housing and a tuition-free preschool on Maui. Heavy machinery began work this morning on Kaiāulu o Kūkuʻia in Lahaina off Keawe Street. Nonprofit Ikaka Ohana is building 200 apartments for families making...
Dry and sunny conditions today, trade wind weather start to return tomorrow
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - First Alert Weather: With a dissipating front near Kauai, a land and sea breezy pattern will prevail thru much of today. Lots of sunshine with some interior and leeward clouds by this afternoon. Many areas will have clear skies and clear evening. Overnight the transition continues to trade wind weather into Sunday. Another front will nearly reach the western portion of the Hawaiian Islands before dissipating Monday night. Behind the front are breezy to locally strong NE trades that will last thru the middle of next week. Some of these winds will be 20-30 mph with gusts possibly reaching 45 mph in some places; mostly windward and mauka showers will prevail during this time.
12/07/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 9A, 9B, 11A, 12A a
WHAT: County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, beginning Monday, December 11, and Tuesday, December 12, in Zones 9A, 9B, 11A, 12A and 12C. Some residential and commercial properties in these zones have been deferred by the EPA for health and safety reasons and will not be open for re-entry until further notice.
Fate of Maui wildfire lawsuits now in federal hands
HONOLULU (KHON2) — A dispute over where the lawsuits about the deadly Maui wildfire should be heard, is now in the hands of federal judges. Most of the 76 lawsuits filed so far have been in state court, but major defendants including Hawaiian Electric have petitioned for removal to federal jurisdiction instead. A spokesperson for […]
Final Environmental Assessment Clears Way for New Housing Project in Leali’i, Village 1-B Subdivision
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has completed its final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Villages of Leali’i, Village 1-B Subdivision project in Lahaina, Maui Island. The report concludes that the project will not significantly impact the environment. This project, funded and located on state lands, has undergone a comprehensive environmental review as per Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes.
Rick Quan Explores Paradise, California's Recovery from Wildfires: Lessons for Lahaina
In this emotional video, Rick Quan visits Paradise, California to learn from the deadly fires and see what Lahaina can take away from their road to recovery. The town's mayor shares their struggles, efforts to rebuild, and the importance of giving survivors the time they need to heal.