March-April 2009

March-April 2009 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

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The Heiau in the Garden

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

Environmental Heroes 2009

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

“The Queen’s Jubilee”

A talented and prolific composer as well as the heir to Hawai‘i’s throne, Liliuokalani was inspired to write several songs, one of which is named “The Queen’s Jubilee.”
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.
Wine sommelier

A Second Look at Organic Wines

It wasn’t that long ago that organic wines weren’t taken seriously.
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Saving the Wiliwili

A tiny wasp from Tanzania may be the last, best hope for one of the native Hawaiian wiliwili trees.

Eco-friendly Kitchen Cleaners

Who really wants to eat off of a plate that’s been scrubbed down with toxins?
Tita Kathy Collins

Spring Fevah

“April showahs bring May flowahs.”
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.
Lahaina Grill Ahi

Two Servings of Green

Isle restaurateurs lead the way to sustainable tables.
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10 Organic Gardening Tips

How do you keep your garden green? Kula farmer Ann Carter shares her organic wisdom.

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.
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.