July-August 2012

July-August 2012 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Napili Kai Beach Resort

Oceanfront, Earth Friendly

Located on the West side of Maui, Napili Kai Resort has transformed from an environmentally unfriendly condo complex to model of green living.
EVA smart grid Maui

Maui EVA & the Smart Grid

The Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance is working to jump start an electric car revolution on the island, helping the environment and gas prices.
Wine sommelier

Sweet Complexity

Wine expert Charles Fredy talks about the flavors and complexity of sweet wines and how to chose the perfect pair, whether dining out or eating in.
eco friendly golf maui

Eco-friendly Golf

Thanks to a slew of environmentally friendly initiatives and practices, several Maui golf courses are redefining what a green course really means.
maui school gardens program

Growing Some Good

Top Maui chefs are rolling up their sleeves and heading back into the classroom to encourage island students to grow their own garden fresh food.

2012 Environmental Heroes

Our five environmental heroes for 2012 are saving the planet and paving the way for a greener future for Maui, Hawaii and the rest of the world.
Maui chef kitchen

Chef’s Kitchen

Dining editor Marti Rosenquist samples brand new Maui eatery, 100 Wines, and talks with Chef Lyndon Honda about this latest culinary concept.
feng shui home on maui

East Meets Zest

Designed for acclaimed Maui chef Jennifer Nguyen, this home at Wailuku Country Estates is a beautiful, bold and tasteful blend of east and west.

Interior Motifs

Create an indoor space that is as environmentally friendly as it is beautiful with our Great Find shopping guide that highlights local Maui shops.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Eh, Show Respeck!

This popular legend set in the forests of Kauai shares the story of Hawaiian fire goddess Pele and her sacred ohelo berries.
island essence lotions

Great Finds: Everyday Ecology

This environmentally friendly Great Finds shopping guide shows you eight little ways to make a big difference. Mother Earth will thank you.
Maxine Hong Kingston

Healing the Wounds of War

Maxine Hong Kingston talks about her new book and how she continues to help veterans and families come to terms with their war experiences.
flower show

Alix in Flowerland

Maui No Ka Oi magazine Associate Publisher Alix Buchter shares her insider perspective of the recent Philadelphia International Flower Show.
publisher's note

Publisher’s Note

Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about the disappearing honeybees and the environmental heroes making a difference on Maui.
Japan tsunami debris chart

Homeward Bound

Researchers following debris along the Pacific Ocean, generated by the 2011 Japanese earthquake, return to the Maui to share their findings.