The Brilliant Photography of Dom Marino

Dominick Marino (Dom) is a resident of Pukalani, Maui. He's a professional photographer that does amazing landscape photography of Maui and around the world. See more of Dom's work on Facebook by clicking here. Dom used to be the owner of the Ma'alaea General Store, established 1904. No, he's not the original founder of the [...]
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Maui Real Estate Prices

Fact Check: If the house represented as Hawai’i is oceanfront, the actual price is $4,999,999.

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Hawaii Diets

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Coming to Hawaii

Coming to Hawaii is like going from black and white to color.– John Richard Stephens Photo by Dominick Marino

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Old School Hawaiian Humor – 1960s

Before Rap Replinger, Andy Bumatai and Booga Booga there was the legendary 1960's Hawaiian comedian Kent Bowman. This is from his album "No Talk Stink". Risque Hawaiian humor from the 1960s. If you can't understand the Pidgin, you should start back here at Pidgin 101. Audio Only Click here for more Hawaii humor.
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Mark Twain on Hawaii

The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.– Mark Twain

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Fagogo – An Extra-Ordinary Story, Aue!

Jody Jackson-Becerra TedxTalks A gifted story-teller, Jody Jackson-Becerra weaves her magic using Fagogo, a traditional Pacific Island technique of story-telling. With much laughter and imagination Jody demonstrates how you can connect with and teach valuable life lessons to children in a format that promotes true human interaction. Jody left her large family and Samoan island [...]
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Lessons From a Thousand Years of Hawaii Sustainability – Sam ‘Ohu Gon III, PhD

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Biologist and cultural practitioner Sam Ohu Gon III reveals the true Hawaii, a place much more than beaches and mai tais. In these islands, there is a message for the world. Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor at The Nature Conservancy [...]
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Taimane Gardner, Ukulele Virtuoso

Captivating ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner shares two performances: One, a frenetic, dazzling medley of recognizable classical tunes, and the second, a haunting and powerful composition of her own entitled "Neptune Storm." Dazzling and innovative ukulele virtuoso and songwriter Taimane Gardner picked up her first ukulele at the age of five, and it was love at [...]
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Hawaii’s Gradual Reopening

Last Monday the State of Hawaii allowed low-contact businesses like golf courses and automated car washes to reopen. Next Monday, May 11, retail stores will be allowed to reopen, with mandatory masks for all employees and customers. Here's the report from KHON-2 TV Honolulu, and a report from the Lt. Governor. When is Maui going [...]
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When is Maui Reopening?

Everything is confusion regarding the reopening of Maui. Apparently the Governor extending his stay-at-home order to May 31st was in conflict to what had been told to a meeting of resort executives, and now they're scrambling to change their plans. The Ritz Carlton now says they're reopening August 1st. Some other Ka'anapali resorts have extended [...]
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Planet Maui Writer Sued over Chickens on Maui Article

Dr. Jim Carey, aka Haole Boi, webmaster of PlanetMaui.com and a regular contributor to the Maui Good News, was sued today in Federal District Court by the Maui Coalition of Feral Chickens and Other Poultry for defamation of character. In particular, they quoted his articles in the Maui Good News, published by Planet Maui, in […]

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Chickens on Maui – Part 2

What’s with all the feral chickens on Maui?

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What’s with all the Chickens on Maui?

by Dr. Jim Carey If Disney did chickens, they’d be Maui chickens. Arrogant, independent, decidedly territorial, and, OK, cocky, Maui’s 20,000 or so chickens – I can’t imagine who’s counting – Maui’s chickens rank right up there with snorkeling trips and luaus as tourist magnets, and are the scourge of locals wanting to sleep in. […]

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