March-April 2015

March-April 2015 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

native Hawaiians

What Does a Hawaiian Look Like?

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

Upcycling

Turn trash into treasure with three "upcycling" DIY projects.
GMO crops illustration

Rooting for the Wrong Side?

Supporters say biotechnology creates jobs and fights world hunger. Detractors say it threatens the health of humans and the planet. Can both be right?
maui island fashion

Elements of Style

Which of the four elements fits your style? Fire. Water. Earth. Air.
Italian Food West Maui

A Tale of Two Pizzas

We discover that you can't have too many good Italian restaurants on Maui.

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.
hula girl illustration by Matt Foster

Da Rites of Spree-ing?

Tita reminisces about her favorite spring rituals from childhood.

It’s Elemental

From the fury of Pele's fiery volcano, to the gentle tug and pull of lunar tides, Hawai'i is a study of beauty and contrasts created and continually carved by the forces of nature.
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.

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.
rescuing whalesvideo

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."