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Maui Land & Pineapple Reports 3rd Quarter 2014 Results
Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. reported a net loss of $0.7 million, or $ per share, for the third quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $1.6 million, or $ per share for the third quarter of 2013.

New owner of Maui's Sugar Cane Train looks to restart service in 2015
The new owner of a now-closed Maui train ride through former sugar cane fields hopes to be shouting ?All Aboard!? before long.

Nixons share BYU basketball, Maui Invitational bond
Dalton Nixon, left, and dad Kevin Nixon following a game in the Marriott Center last week. Twenty-two years after Kevin Nixon?s heroics in Hawaii, his son, Dalton, a BYU freshman, is part of this year?s Cougar team playing in the Maui Invitational that tips off Monday at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Judge blocks Maui County from implementing GMO law
A federal judge said Friday that Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he considers arguments in a lawsuit against the measure. Both sides ...

Monsanto, Dow unit sue Maui County over GMO law
Two agricultural companies sued Maui County on Thursday to challenge a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms. Monsanto Co. and a Dow Chemical Co. unit filed the lawsuit in federal ...

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Offers 45 Percent Online Discount on Premium Hawaiian Coffee
Maui Wowi incentivizes online coffee with a Cyber Monday Deal to give customers more reason to enjoy its premium Hawaiian roasts. (PRWeb November 20, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/maui-wowi-hawaiian/cyber-monday-coffee/prweb12329251.htm

Maui dog poop fight leads to felony arrests
A dog poop dispute between Maui neighbors escalated into two arrests on charges of terrorist threatening. The Maui News reports Maui police Sunday in Haiku investigated a man and woman yelling profanities at a female neighbor they accused of placing feces in front of their home. Police say the neighbor's windshield was damaged, and when the neighbor entered her car to examine it, the other woman ...

Maui votes to ban genetically modified organisms
Maui County voters opted Tuesday to temporarily ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops after a hard-fought campaign featuring $8 million in advertising from some of the world's largest corn-seed ...

Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops
HONOLULU (AP) ? Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Offers Guests Many Awe Inspiring Ways to Enjoy Majestic Humpback Whales ?On Water ...
Guests Who Book Four Seasons Resort Maui?s Luxury Winter Stay Now Can Count on Up Close and Personal Experience of Lifetime During December to April Annual Migration of Humpback Whales (PRWeb November 20, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12340817.htm

Monday, December 28, 2009

Maui's Weather is just about Perfect

Hawaii’s Climate is just about Perfect.

I grew up in the high desert regions of the west in Idaho, Utah, and Arizona with a four season’s lifestyle that included mild summers, beautiful fall colors, and very cold winters with lots of snow. (Because the word “cold” is subjective; let me just say that in Idaho, I remember mornings when it was 30 to 40 degrees below zero…Fahrenheit) As I grew up, it seemed that spring came later and later every year. March and April often were just sort of mud months. Things would start to warm up and bam - another snow storm would hit and send us back into winter. Luckily I did a lot of skiing and thought I could never give up my winters. I was pretty sure that I needed four seasons.

Then I got into bike and triathlon racing. In order to have a great racing season, it was necessary to have a long summer with lots of time on the bike. I started to spend my winters in Arizona so that I could train outdoors all winter. I soon realized it was pretty easy to go without snow. I didn’t miss it at all. Spending December in shorts and t-shirts was pretty nice. But let me tell you, summers in Arizona are brutal and worse than winters in Idaho. When people try to tell you that 120 degrees in the shade is okay because it’s a "dry heat" don’t listen to them. 120 degrees with or without humidity isn’t fun.

During the last 30 years or so, I’ve spend weeks and months at a time in Hawaii. Hawaii has an ideal climate year round. From the moment you step off the plane, the first thing that you notice it the moisture in the air; that and the fact that much of the airport in Honolulu is open air. Why have walls when the temperature outside is perfect?

The humidity is only a problem until you learn to dress down and relax. Ditch your shoes and socks and put on some sandals. Put on some shorts and a short sleeve Aloha shirt – after all you’re on vacation. Everybody in Hawaii is on vacation. Even if they don't know it, they're on vacation. Once you acclimatize, you’ll start to notice that your body actually likes moisture in the air. Your skin will feel better, your hair will look and feel better, and your sinuses will improve. Why wouldn't they, you’re breathing clean moist air that has just blown 3000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. When I fly home to the high desert plains of Utah, the first thing I notice is that my nose dries out and my sinuses starts to bleed, my hands and fingers develop painful cracks, and my hair gets all full of static and becomes brittle. My skin dries out and I get itchy. I long for moisture again.

Hawaii’s temperature stays nice all year round. The average temperature in Maui ranges from highs of about 80 to 88 Fahrenheit through the year and lows down to about 65 in January. Water temperatures range from about 75 in the winter to 73 in the summer. Kauai weather is a little cooler with temperatures averaging about 2 or 3 degrees below what you can expect on Maui.

Think of that the next time you’re out shoveling your driveway. I do.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shortage of Rental Cars in Hawaii

By Doug Porter

An interesting thing happened this week. Hawaii car rental companies like Avis, Budget, Thrifty and all the others actually ran out of cars. Visitors to Hawaii are up and shortages exist on all islands.

For 8 or 9 months now, rental companies have been reducing the number of cars in their inventory to cut costs. Fleets have been reduced by more than 1500 cars, but the bump in visitors from President’s weekend and Mid-winter break caught rental companies by surprise. Either things aren’t as bad as they expected, or perhaps – dare I say it – we’ve rounded a corner?

Of course it’s too early to say, but the increase in visitors to the islands is a good sign. Not just for car rental companies, but for airlines, restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals and just about everyone else in Hawaii. And, if it’s the beginning of a national trend it could start to spread to other sectors. Rental car companies will start increasing fleets and helping automakers, etc.

I may be grasping at straws here, but I’ll take any good news I can get.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Residents of Maui County Can Vote Early

Early voting began today in 15 locations around the State of Hawaii.

For Maui County Residents:
The Wailuku and Lahaina early vote sites has all ballot types. The Molokai site has ballot types for that island only.

Office of the County Clerk - 200 S. High Street, #708, Wailuku
Monday - Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lahaina Civic Center - 1840 Honoapiilani Hwy.
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(September 18 only: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
(Last Day for this location is October 31: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Molokai - Mitchell Pauole Center - 90 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai, Conference room
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(September 18 only: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.))
(Last Day for this location is October 31: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.))

The state office of Elections is reminding Hawaii residents to bring picture identification with them. Registered voters can cast ballots in the presidential, congressional, state, and county elections. Early voting ends Nov. 1, three days before the general election.

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