May-June 2008

May-June 2008 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Wine sommelier

Hot Tips on Cool Wines

Try as many wines as you can, to get a basis for comparison.

The Great Canoe Race

Across six months, five islands and four ocean channels, Hawai‘i’s canoe sailors set a course for adventure.
surfers illustration

Eh, Who Dat Ovah Deah?

As Maui moves into the twenty-first century, the unassuming nicknames of the past will likely evolve to suit our more frenetic and capitalistic times.
boy flag tradition

Wave If It’s a Boy

Fish-shaped streamers are part of the celebration of Boys’ Day, a Japanese holiday that arrived in the Hawaiian Islands with early plantation workers.
Hale Pa'i

Hale Pa’i

One hundred seventy-four years ago, Maui's first print shop published the first Hawaiian-language newspaper...and launched a small revolution.
komoda's donuts

Donut Dynasty

Ninety-two years after Takezo Komoda started the family business, the last of the Makawao mom-n-pop stores is still winning customers, still making dough.
Chef Bev Gannon

Leading Ladies

Meet the women behind Maui's winning restaurants.

Side Dish: Juicy Rumors

Who won Best Hawaii food blog and Worst Export? Let Gossip tell all...
Hawaiian raspberry

We Give You the Raspberry

‘Akala, the native Hawaiian raspberry, is one of the native plants bringing life back to Poli Poli forest after last January’s devastating fire.
publisher's note

From the Publisher

It’s clear to me what I love most about Maui—our sense of connection: to our past, to our island culture and environment, most importantly, to each other.
ono gelato paia


At Ono Gelato, everything gets made fresh every day: twenty-seven flavors, made in five-liter batches.
Grand Tasting

Coming of Age

Savoring the 2008 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.
maui wedding

Unforgettable Wedding Sites

Reception sites we love