The Way of Wai

The Way of Wai

Blending the old with the new to bring water security back to Maui The wai connects us. The wai has always connected us, no matter where we are from. With these thoughts in mind, it seemed fitting that the recent Piʻo Summit for Wai Sovereignty and Justice, held on...
Maui County Adds Six Hybrid Electric Buses

Maui County Adds Six Hybrid Electric Buses

The County Department of Transportation rolled out a half-dozen new hybrid electric, 35-foot buses produced by California-based GILLIG BAE, which will initially be deployed in Central Maui. They can carry 40 passengers and have rooftop batteries powered and restored by a diesel generator

The Explainer: Why Do Humpbacks Breach?

The Explainer: Why Do Humpbacks Breach?

We’re at the height of humpback whale season, when our annual, seasonal visitors return to Maui to mate and birth their young. The shallow, warm waters between Maui County’s four islands are the largest humpback breeding ground in the northern Pacific.  Visitors and...
Maui Turns to the Sun

Maui Turns to the Sun

Solar installations critical to state’s 100 percent renewable energy goal. By Dan Collins A variety of solar electric projects on Maui are moving forward, decreasing the island’s dependence on imported petroleum. And not a moment too soon, as fuel prices soar and...
The Mana of a Market 

The Mana of a Market 

How the Hāna Farmers Market became the piko of the town, reinvigorating self-reliance and kokua in East Maui as food security waned throughout the county