March-April 2009

March-April 2009 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

maui cruisers

What Goes Around

Find our how the writer's brown Nissan ended up with blue doors, blue hood, blue hatch and blue gas-cap cover.

Plant Warriors

Maui Cultural Lands (MCL), a nonprofit dedicated to the reforestation of native flora, leads a weekly expedition up to Hana‘ula on the slopes of Mauna Kahalawai (the West Maui Mountains); planting, watering, weeding and clearing invasive foliage.
girls night out

Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out features fashion, a four-course menu and drink specials.
Bob and Lisa Richardson

Environmental Heroes 2009

Meet some ordinary people whose super power is an unflagging commitment to Maui's natural environment.
rubber

What Erased Maui’s Rubber Plantations?

A century ago, Maui’s business leaders were excited about a new crop: rubber.
celebration of the arts

Celebration of the Arts

Every Easter weekend, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, goes all out with its Celebration of the Arts: a celebration of all things Hawaiian.
Wine sommelier

A Second Look at Organic Wines

It wasn’t that long ago that organic wines weren’t taken seriously.
garden heiau maui

The Heiau in the Garden

On Maui's remote eastern shore, a long-hidden archeological treasure recalls the majesty of an ancient kingdom.
shearwaters

Watch out for Wedgies!

Wedge-tailed shearwaters spend the majority of their lives at sea, where they feed on baitfish and squid. They return to Hawai'i each spring to nest.
publisher's note

Publisher’s Note

If the honu can survive the dinosaurs, the ice age, man and mysterious disease, certainly we humans can survive a little economic blip.
Hawaiian weapons

The Weapon Maker’s Art

Wood and cordage, tooth and bone are used to recreate the ancient Hawaiian instruments of war. A modern weapons maker finds connection to a culture.

An Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Eco-sensitive Bikini

For swimwear designer and professional windsurfer Lisa Letarte Cabrinha, green has always been center stage.

Home Grown

Maui's farmers face a host of challenges. Here's what some are doing to survive—and why we all need to help.
Lahaina Grill Ahi

Two Servings of Green

Isle restaurateurs lead the way to sustainable tables.