March-April 2015

March-April 2015 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Pineapple Sparkling Wine

Not many wineries are crazy enough to make pineapple sparkling wine, and no one else is crazy enough to make it using the traditional method.
hale pepe trees

Hula Tree

Among the most charismatic species in the Hawaiian dry-land forest, six different species of hala pepe trees exist — each one endemic to its own Hawaiian island.
hawaiian moon calendar

Planting by the Moon

Finding the science behind an ancient, indigenous practice.
native Hawaiians

What Does a Hawaiian Look Like?

Through their portraits, handprints and signatures, Jordan Murph is helping native Hawaiians create an indelible legacy.

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ahihi kinaui reserve

Forbidden Landscape

The harsh terrain of the Ahihi-Kina'u Natural Area Reserve in South Maui hides rare & fragile treasures in its lava.
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Cutting the Ties That Bind

Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator Ed Lyman offers this analogy to explain his work: "It's like triage, and we're like whale doctors."
Ahi Tartare

ʻAhi Tartare

The Grand Wailea's Humuhumunukunukuapua'a takes its name from Hawaii's state fish. So it's no surprise the restaurant's chef de cuisine knows his way around this savory raw dish.

Solar Q&A

Hawai‘i's subtropical latitude and abundant sunshine make solar power an obvious energy choice, but factors like proximity to the ocean create specific challenges. That’s why it's important to hire seasoned professionals.
chicken tinola recipe

What Do You Do with a Green Papaya?

What do you do with a green papaya? Our dining editor uses the fruit in chicken tinola soup and green papaya salad - recipes included!
maui island fashion

Elements of Style

Which of the four elements fits your style? Fire. Water. Earth. Air.