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Forest for the Trees: Planting your own koa tree on Hawaii Island

posted by: Catherine E. Toth on Tue Sep 30, 2014 at 12:58 PM A Hawaii Island company is working to permanently restore the native koa 
forests that once dominated the northeast slopes of Mauna Kea volcano 
while simultaneously creating a profitable koa timber business. And it’s 
doing it one koa tree at a time.   More
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Cloud Dancing: Hiking Haleakala National Park's Sliding Sands Keoneheehee Trail

posted by: Maureen O'Connell on Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 11:17 AM The weather can change in a matter of minutes on a hike at the alpine summit of Haleakalā volcano. But the natural wonders awaiting hikers on its popular Sliding Sands Trail are well worth whatever conditions Mother Nature chooses to present.  More
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Hawaii national parks offering free entry, volunteer opportunities on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

posted by: Meghan Miner on Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM Get back and give back to nature this Saturday! Three Hawaii national parks that regularly charge admission, are waiving entry fees for National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is hosting a hike and volunteer cleanups.   More
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Humpbacks are back! First spotting off Kauai marks the start of Hawaii’s 2014-15 whale-watching season.

posted by: Meghan Miner on Mon Sep 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM The first confirmed humpback whale of the season was sighted off Kauai last week. The sighting officially kicks off Hawaii’s 2014-15 whale-watching season.  More
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Kilauea volcano lava now threatening Pahoa town, sole access roads to Hawaii Island’s eastern tip

posted by: Meghan Miner on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 11:16 AM A lava flow from Kilauea volcano continued to advance towards residential areas in Hawaii Island’s Puna district this week, turning toward the town of Pahoa and the only access roads connecting it to the rest of the island. Here’s an update on the past week of activity.  More
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Rainbow of Hawaii Island agriculture, cuisine showcased at 4th annual Puna Culinary Festival

posted by: Meghan Miner on Thu Sep 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM Locavore cooking classes, tastings, markets, tours, workshops and films fill the weeklong schedule at next week’s fourth annual Puna Culinary Festival on Hawaii Island. Get ready to do some noshing.  More
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Island Air offering $68 one-way fare for flights between Oahu and Maui, Kauai, Lanai

posted by: Meghan Miner on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 02:40 PM Hawaii-based airline Island Air is offering a flat rate fare of $68 on all of its interisland non-stop, one-way flights, purchased between now and Nov. 15.   More
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Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27

posted by: Meghan Miner on Tue Sep 16, 2014 at 12:40 PM The annual Aloha Festival’s two most popular events—the Waikiki Hoolaulea food and music block party, and the fragrant and colorful Floral Parade—are set to happen on the next two Saturdays. On Oahu? We've got the info.  More
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Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Places in Hawaii.

posted by: Meghan Miner on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM It’s here! Our annual “Best of Hawaii” issue—featuring a staff-curated assortment of the state’s 101 most awesome things to eat, see, do and buy—is on newsstands now. Take a sneak peek at few of the winners that made our “Best of Hawaii” “Places!” section!  More
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Kilauea Volcano lava flow approaching homes in Hawaii Island’s Puna district

posted by: Meghan Miner on Fri Sep 12, 2014 at 11:47 AM A lava flow from Kilauea volcano’s Puu Oo vent is advancing through a Hawaii Island forest reserve and threatening a residential Puna district subdivision. Here’s why electing to divert or not divert the flow remains complicated.   More
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Hawaii National Park pass offers unlimited entry to popular parks on Maui, Hawaii Island for $25

posted by: Meghan Miner on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 10:53 AM Three Hawaii National Parks—Hawaii Volcanoes N.P., Puuhonua O Honaunau N.H.P. and Haleakala N.P.—have come together to offer a newly designed annual pass for $25. One card gets you into all three parks anytime you want, for a full year.  More
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Maui’s luxe Grand Wailea resort to undergo $30 million renovation

posted by: Meghan Miner on Wed Sep 10, 2014 at 09:12 AM The Grand Wailea, a popular luxury resort in South Maui, begins an estimated $30 million in renovations to its guestrooms, pools and meeting areas this week. The resort will remain open through the project's spring 2015 completion.  More
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Hawaii Five-0 brings cast and fans together for season five premiere on Waikiki's Queens Beach, Sept. 13

posted by: Meghan Miner on Tue Sep 09, 2014 at 12:15 PM The "Hawaii Five-0" cast – with the help of musical guest Bush – kick-off the locally-filmed drama’s fifth season with their annual premiere on Waikiki’s Queen Beach this Saturday. Yes, Alex O’Loughlin really will be there.   More
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Explore popular Oahu sites and hiking trails with Google Street View’s newest Hawaii interactive treks

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 07:42 AM Google's Street View Trekker adds Oahu to its collection of ground-view Hawaii interactive treks, offering couch hikers the chance to virtually visit some of the island’s most popular locations—including Waikiki Beach and the Nuuanu Pali Lookout—up close.   More
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Top 5 favorite Hawaii-filmed TV series ever

posted by: Derek PaivaandMaureen O'Connell on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 08:24 AM We asked our HAWAII Magazine Facebook reader ohana to answer the question: "What's your favorite Hawaii-filmed TV series ever?" Here's their Top 5 picks from the adventures of a mustached private investigator with a love of island-style danger to a group of air crash survivors who might be dead or just ... lost.  More
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