Redevelopment Cleared for South Maui Resort

Jun 2, 2014
Eileen Chao
Eileen Chao

  A proposal to redevelop a resort in south Maui cleared a major hurdle this week. The Maui Planning Commission approved the plan to make a series of changes to the Makena Beach and Golf Resort. Eileen Chao reports from the Maui News.

Dirt Biking Controversy on Maui

May 23, 2014
Eileen Chao
Eileen Chao

  Outdoor sports are of course popular around the state. But one activity is sparking increasing controversy on the island of Maui. Eileen Chao of the Maui News has more on that story.

Settlement Restores Water to Maui Streams

Apr 21, 2014
Flickr / Marcia Berkowitz Maui Hawaii
Flickr / Marcia Berkowitz Maui Hawaii

A decade–long Maui water dispute has been settled. Over the past 10 years, Native Hawaiian and conservation groups have been caught in a legal battle with Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company and Wailuku Water Company over how much water the companies should divert from Na Wai Eha, or The Four Great Waters. These include Iao, Waihee, Waiehu and Waikapu streams.

Google Helps Local Businesses Get Online

Mar 12, 2014

These days it seems like everybody is online. Most businesses, large and small, have a website or online presence to showcase their products. But, according to estimates from Google, nearly 70% of local businesses in the Aloha State aren’t online. HPR’s Molly Solomon tells us about an upcoming workshop that’s hoping to close that gap.

Maui Tech Incubator Gets a Goverment Boost

Dec 6, 2013

 Starting up a new business is a difficult task, and sometimes you just need a little leg up.  That’s what Arben Kryeziu is trying to help with on Maui.

Kryeziu is the CEO of MBloom, a start-up incubator on Maui.  The group funds small businesses that need a financial bump to help get their ideas moving. It also provides a space for new and innovative minds to come together.

Mbloom is funding these companies with a ten million dollar boost from private investors and the state-run Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation. The idea is also to keep the talent close to home:

The Maui Film Festival kicks off tonight with a night under the stars and a very special focus on Hawai’i.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

The Maui Film Festival  continues through June 16th. You can find the full schedule online.