Looking Back

2016 “Looking Back” stories highlight important moments in 20 years of publishing in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

What’s in a Name

When you repeat "Maui Nō Ka ʻOi," you are continuing a tradition that began with ancient Hawaiian chant and two centuries of Maui song.

Meet the Neighbors

Through the years, we’ve explored disconnected parts of Maui Nui, and shared with you the sites, activities and traditions that make each island unique.
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Our goal for every Island Issues story has stayed constant these past twenty years: to thoughtfully explore the topics that matter to the people and environment of Maui County, and hold to our commitment to impartiality in print, even when we hold strong opinions of our own.
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Food has been part of Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi since our premiere issue rolled off the presses in Summer 1996.
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Goodbye, Sugar

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar's closure marks the end of a way of life — and controversy — that began here in 1823 with Maui’s first mill in Wailuku.
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Looking Back

Launching Maui No Ka ‘Oi - The first issue was just fifty pages, and the publication came out four times a year.

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