Posts Categorized: Maui, Moloka’i, Lanai & Kaho’olawe

Call to Action to protect Haleakala and Mauna Kea!

Plans for major construction in the sensitive ecosystems of our most sacred summits continue to push forward, despite significant opposition from the community. The University of Hawaii has filed two environmental impact statements — one for the world’s largest telescope in the world’s only tropical alpine desert, and another for a duplicative solar telescope in… Read more »

Demonstration Against New Telescope on Haleakala, Maui

STOP ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY SOLAR TELESCOPE (ATST) ON HALEAKALA! OPPOSITION RALLY June 10, 2009-Wednesday 2:00pm Maui Community Collage Meet in front of Pilina Building Bring everyone with you to oppose unnecessary (UNSUSTAINABLE)Development on Maui’s already OVERDEVELOPED ISLAND ATST Project can still be built at alternative (California/Spain) sites and achieve all scientific goals without further desecrating and… Read more »

Maui Community College degree to serve ‘star wars’ tracking station and supercomputer

New degree signals Maui CC name change By Craig Gima POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2009 If the Board of Regents approves a proposal to offer a second bachelor’s degree at Maui Community College, it will likely mean a name change for the Kahului campus to the University of Hawaii-Maui, UH President David McClain… Read more »

Kaho’olawe waters open for limited fishing

Posted at 2:50 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2009 Kahoolawe commission schedules open waters for trolling only Advertiser Staff WAILUKU, Maui – The Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission has scheduled “open waters” weekends for trolling only April 4-5 and April 18-19. Access to reserve waters is severely restricted due to the presence of unexploded ordnance and to… Read more »

Maui torch march reaches Makena Group finds fellowship, scary traffic Around-island Hawaiian marchers make progress By KEKOA ENOMOTO, Staff Writer POSTED: February 24, 2009 Article Photos MAHINA MARTIN photo Taro farmer Oliver Dukelow of Kahakuloa leads a group of marchers through his moku, or district, on Saturday. MAKENA – The kaapuni, or circle-island torch march, that started at midnight… Read more »

Torch March around Maui to highlight Hawaiian issues The Maui News February 19, 2009 Illuminating journey Around-island march to throw light on Native Hawaiian issues By KEKOA ENOMOTO, Staff Writer LAHAINA A group of Native Hawaiians plans to walk around Maui island under the auspices of E Ka’apuni A Ho’a Kukui Na Moku’aina, which means: torch march through the moku, or districts…. Read more »

War and Peace: The challenges of staging modern-day makahiki celebrations on military lands

WAR AND PEACE The challenges of staging modern-day makahiki celebrations on military lands By Lisa Asato Publications Editor Twenty-first century makahiki festivals encounter modern-day challenges, such as coordinating with the military for access and trying to stay true to tradition, but festival organizers at a recent panel discussion said they are undeterred and continue to… Read more »

Locals pound kapa to enshroud ancient bones

The Molokai Dispatch published a story about a kapa-making workshop on Molokai led by Mililani Hanapi.  Terri Keko’olani was one of the participants. She is one of the claimants for burials at Mokapu, site of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay: At the Kewanui fish pond last Sunday, 44 international students learned the Hawaiian… Read more »

Starfire: laser space weapons research in New Mexico

This article discusses a secret laser space weapon program housed at an Air Force research facility in New Mexico.   This is disturbing because it represents a significant leap in the militarization of space.  What’s more disturbing for Hawai’i is the fact that an optical satellite tracking telescope that can also be used as a weapon… Read more »

PKO saved Kaho’olawe, but has the group lost its way?

Rebuilding Kaho’olawe PKO saved the island, but has the group lost its way? Joan Conrow Feb 8, 2006 While activists succeeded in wresting Kaho’olawe away from the Navy and halting its use as a military bombing target, some are concerned that Protect Kaho’olawe ‘Ohana (PKO), the grassroots group that launched the struggle, has drifted away… Read more »