Monday, September 29, 2014

Hana Airport Upgrades

Hana is one of the most isolated communities in the state of Hawaii.  Most visitors arrive after driving the scenic 52 mile road along the north shore of Maui.  The current airport in Hana, Maui is rated only for aircraft with nine passengers or less.  In June, the State of Hawaii released $2.1 million dollars to improve the Hana airport and for the upgrade of other necessary facilities.  The project will allow the airport to accommodate aircraft carrying up to 30 passengers.  Department of Transportation Officials have not set a timeline for the improvements.

For more information on the story, click here.  Hana Airport Upgrade

Friday, September 26, 2014

Maui Recreational Injuries

Maui is spectacular and beautiful.  However, beautiful does not necessarily mean safe.  Unfortunately, sometimes visitors to our wonderful island are injured when precautions are not taken and the ocean acts unpredictably.  The landscape can be unforgiving and can easily injure the unsuspecting.

Recently there have been a number of drownings near Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach.  Black Rock is a popular snorkeling area because of the warm water, excellent snorkeling and proximity to Kaanapali Beach which has been called one of the best beaches in the world.  Please use caution when swimming in this area and any place in the ocean while on Maui.  Ocean currents can be strong and unpredictable and can easily tire out swimmers.

Maui is a beautiful paradise but please use caution and common sense while enjoying your stay on the island.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Maui GMO Initiative

Second Circuit Court Judge Rhonda Loo ruled this week that a ballot initiative regarding genetically modified crops may be printed by Maui County.  A citizens group in favor of GMO farming had filed a lawsuit earlier this month to stop the measure from being placed on the November ballot.

The lawsuit requested that the court grant a restraining order that would prevent the County of Maui from printing a ballot containing the initiative.  The ballot initiative was originally brought into play by SHAKA Movement which is a citizens group opposing the use of GMO crops on Maui. 

Read more about the case here